|Date of birth||3 March 1951|
|Place of birth||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Born in Belfast, Anderson began his playing career at Portadown before signing for Manchester United in October 1972. 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. He was the club's top scorer for the 1975–76 season with 15 goals.
Anderson managed Linfield from 1992 to 1997, winning a number of honours including two Irish Football League titles and two Irish Cups. 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. He subsequently managed Ards, leading the club to promotion in 2001. He went on to manage Dundalk.
- 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
- Northern Ireland Football Writers' Player of the Year: 1986
- Mattick, Dick (2002). Swindon Town Football Club 100 Greats. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. p. 11. ISBN 0-7524-2714-8.
- Marshall Gillespie, The Northern Ireland Football Yearbook 1996/97, UTV Books, 1996, p. 101
- We're going UP for UNDER pounds 20,000 Says TREVOR ANDERSON
- Ards FC History Part Three Archived 2009-04-16 at the Wayback Machine.