Tony McAndrew

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Tony McAndrew
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-04-11) 11 April 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa (youth team manager)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1982 Middlesbrough 247 (13)
1976 Vancouver Whitecaps (loan) 21 (5)
1982–1984 Chelsea 20 (4)
1984–1986 Middlesbrough 66 (2)
1988–1989 Darlington 11 (0)
1989 Hartlepool United 4 (0)
Billingham Synthonia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anthony "Tony" McAndrew (born 11 April 1956 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Middlesbrough, Chelsea, Darlington and Hartlepool United,[1] and in the North American Soccer League for the Vancouver Whitecaps.[2] He is currently youth team manager at Aston Villa.[3]


A tough-tackling centre half, McAndrew began his career at Middlesbrough in 1973, where he established himself at the heart of defence. Later becoming captain – and the club's youngest scorer of a hat-trick when playing as an emergency striker – he was at Ayresome Park for almost ten years, before leaving for Chelsea when Middlesbrough were relegated from the First Division in 1982.[4] He also spent a summer in the North American Soccer League playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps.[5]

He returned to Middlesbrough in 1984, and played for the club for a further two years, before being released in the summer of 1986 as they almost went out of business. After brief spells at Darlington, Hartlepool United, and in non-league football with Willington and Billingham Synthonia, McAndrew joined the coaching staff at Darlington under manager Brian Little.[1][4] He worked alongside Little at Leicester City, Aston Villa, and Stoke City, before returning to Aston Villa in 1999 as a youth coach.[6][7] He led Villa's youth team to victory in the FA Youth Cup in 2002.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Tony McAndrew". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "North American Soccer League: K - O". National Soccer Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Who's Who". Aston Villa F.C. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Tony McAndrew 1973-82 and 1984-86". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "North American Soccer League Players". NASL Jerseys. Dave Morrison. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  6. ^ Mercer, Nathan; Phillips, Owen (13 April 2007). "Where are they now?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  7. ^ Howell, Bill (19 March 2008). "Tony McAndrew hails his Aston Villa 'special' ones". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Villa lift FA Youth Cup". BBC Sport. 18 May 2002. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 

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