Ron Andrew

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Ron Andrew
Personal information
Full name Ronald Edward Harold Andrew[1]
Date of birth (1936-01-05) 5 January 1936 (age 81)[1]
Place of birth Bebington, England[1]
Playing position Centre-half
Youth career
Ellesmere Port Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1964 Stoke City 115 (1)
1964–1965 Port Vale 8 (1)
Total 123 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ronald Edward Harold Andrew (born 5 January 1936) is an English former footballer who played for Port Vale and Stoke City.[1] A centre-half, he played 137 games in an eight-year career in the Football League.

Playing career[edit]

Andrew played for Ellesmere Port Town before joining Stoke City in 1957.[1] He broke into the first team in 1959–60, playing in 32 matches at centre back.[1] At the end of what was a very poor season, manager Frank Taylor was replaced by his assistant Tony Waddington, who kept faith with Andrew. He was a regular for the "Potters" in 1960–61 and 1961–62 but lost his place once Waddington had brought in former England international Eddie Clamp in August 1962.[1] He remained at the Victoria Ground, playing in the club's reserves, making the occasional first team appearance as and when required.[1]

In June 1964, he joined Potteries rivals Port Vale after manager Freddie Steele paid out a £3,000 fee.[2] He scored on his debut in a 4–1 reverse at Workington on 22 August 1964.[2] However, he picked up a flu at the end of the month and after recovering found himself out of the first team.[2] He never played more than two consecutive games at Vale Park, and was instead given a free transfer by new manager Jackie Mudie in April 1965.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Ron Andrew profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1957–58 Second Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
1958–59 Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
1959–60 Second Division 30 0 2 0 32 0
1960–61 Second Division 37 0 6 1 1 0 44 1
1961–62 Second Division 35 1 3 0 1 0 39 1
1962–63 Second Division 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
1963–64 First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 115 1 12 1 2 0 129 2
Port Vale 1964–65 Third Division 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Career Total 123 2 12 1 2 0 137 3

Honours[edit]

Stoke City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 7. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.