Trevor Anderson

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Trevor Anderson
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-03-03) 3 March 1951 (age 64)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1972 Portadown ? (?)
1972–1974 Manchester United 19 (2)
1974–1977 Swindon Town 131 (35)
1977–1979 Peterborough United 49 (6)
1979–1987 Linfield 327 (96)
National team
1973–1978 Northern Ireland 22 (4)
Teams managed
1992–1997 Linfield
?–? Ards
2002–2004 Dundalk

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Trevor Anderson (born 3 March 1951) is a Northern Irish former footballer and manager. He played as a forward.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Belfast, Anderson began his playing career at Portadown before signing for Manchester United in October 1972.[1] After only appearing in 19 League games for the club he moved to Swindon Town and made his début on 5 November 1974. He scored the only goal in this game, a 1–0 win against Chesterfield.[1] He was the club's top scorer for the 1975–76 season with 15 goals.

He moved to Peterborough in December 1977 before returning to Northern Ireland to play for Linfield.

A Northern Ireland international, he made his début against Cyprus in 1973 and went on to achieve 22 caps, 12 whilst a Swindon player.[1]

Management career[edit]

Anderson managed Linfield from 1992 to 1997, winning a number of honours including two Irish Football League titles and two Irish Cups.[2] Anderson left the club in 1997 to take up the post as Director of Football at Newry Town. The club were a division below Linfield but had a reputation for spending big money, by Irish League standards, and the club won promotion under Anderson's direction.[3] He subsequently managed Ards, leading the club to promotion in 2001.[4] He went on to manage Dundalk.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Linfield

  • Irish League (6): 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86
  • Irish Cup (2): 1980–81, 1981–82
  • Gold Cup (4): 1979–80, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1984–85
  • Ulster Cup (2): 1979–80, 1984–85
  • Co. Antrim Shield (4): 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
  • Tyler All-Ireland Cup (1): 1980–81

Individual[edit]

  • Northern Ireland Football Writers' Player of the Year: 1986

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mattick, Dick (2002). Swindon Town Football Club 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 11. ISBN 0-7524-2714-8. 
  2. ^ Marshall Gillespie, The Northern Ireland Football Yearbook 1996/97, UTV Books, 1996, p. 101
  3. ^ We're going UP for UNDER pounds 20,000 Says TREVOR ANDERSON
  4. ^ Ards FC History Part Three

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