English flag Viv Anderson

Born29 August 1956, Nottingham
NationalityEnglish
Weight83 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Right back

Noted as a superb right-back and the first black player to win a full England cap, Viv's vivacious personality made him as popular at Old Trafford as he was at Highbury.

This tall, skilful defender gave United great service in the autumn of his career.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1984-85 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
1984-85 Arsenal League Division One 41
3
1984-85 Arsenal Milk Cup 3
1
1985-86 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1985-86 Arsenal League Division One 39
2
1985-86 Arsenal Milk Cup 7
1
1986-87 Arsenal FA Cup 4
2
1986-87 Arsenal League Division One 40
4
1986-87 Arsenal Littlewoods Cup 8
1
1987-88 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
1987-88 Manchester United League Division One 30
1
2
1987-88 Manchester United Littlewoods Cup 4
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 5
1
1988-89 Manchester United Littlewoods Cup
1
1989-90 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1989-90 Manchester United League Division One 14
2
1989-90 Manchester United Littlewoods Cup 1
1990-91 Manchester United League Division One 1
1990-91 Manchester United Rumbelows League Cup 1
1
1990-91 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 1
1992-93 Sheffield Wednesday Coca-Cola League Cup 1
1992-93 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
1992-93 Sheffield Wednesday Premier League 24
2
3
3
1994-95 Middlesbrough League Division 1 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Aug 1984 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1984 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1984 Watford v Arsenal W 3-4 League Division One
04 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1984 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Stoke City W 4-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Bristol Rovers W 4-0 Milk Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Sep 1984 Coventry City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
06 Oct 1984 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1984 Bristol Rovers v Arsenal D 1-1 Milk Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Oct 1984 Leicester City v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
20 Oct 1984 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-2 League Division One
27 Oct 1984 West Ham United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
31 Oct 1984 Oxford United v Arsenal L 3-2 Milk Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1984 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1984 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
17 Nov 1984 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
25 Nov 1984 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
01 Dec 1984 Arsenal v Luton Town W 3-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1984 Southampton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
15 Dec 1984 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 4-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1984 Norwich City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1984 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
01 Jan 1985 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 League Division One
05 Jan 1985 Hereford United v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 1985 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1985 Arsenal v Hereford United W 7-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
26 Jan 1985 York City v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1985 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
12 Feb 1985 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United L 0-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1985 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
09 Mar 1985 Sunderland v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1985 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
16 Mar 1985 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1985 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
23 Mar 1985 Everton v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1985 Stoke City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1985 Arsenal v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1985 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1985 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1985 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1985 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division One
04 May 1985 Luton Town v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
06 May 1985 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
11 May 1985 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
17 Aug 1985 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Southampton W 3-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
27 Aug 1985 Luton Town v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
31 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1985 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1985 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
14 Sep 1985 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1985 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1985 Hereford United v Arsenal D 0-0 Milk Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Sep 1985 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
05 Oct 1985 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 3-2 League Division One
07 Oct 1985 Arsenal v Hereford United W 2-1 Milk Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Oct 1985 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
19 Oct 1985 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1985 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1985 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 Milk Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1985 Everton v Arsenal L 6-1 League Division One
16 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Oxford United W 2-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Southampton D 0-0 Milk Cup 4th round
23 Nov 1985 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
26 Nov 1985 Southampton v Arsenal W 1-3 Milk Cup 4th round replay
30 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division One
07 Dec 1985 Southampton v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1985 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1986 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
04 Jan 1986 Grimsby Town v Arsenal W 3-4 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1986 Leicester City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
22 Jan 1986 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 1-1 Milk Cup Quarter-final
25 Jan 1986 Arsenal v Rotherham United W 5-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1986 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
04 Feb 1986 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 1-2 Milk Cup Quarter-final replay
15 Feb 1986 Luton Town v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
01 Mar 1986 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1986 Arsenal v Luton Town D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
05 Mar 1986 Luton Town v Arsenal L 3-0 FA Cup 5th round 2nd replay
08 Mar 1986 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
11 Mar 1986 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1986 Arsenal v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1986 Arsenal v Watford L 0-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1986 Watford v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1986 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1986 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1986 Arsenal v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1986 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1986 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
29 Apr 1986 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
03 May 1986 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
05 May 1986 Oxford United v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1986 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division One
26 Aug 1986 Coventry City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1986 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
13 Sep 1986 Luton Town v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
20 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Oxford United D 0-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Sep 1986 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1986 Everton v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
07 Oct 1986 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal D 1-1 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Oct 1986 Arsenal v Watford W 3-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1986 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1986 Arsenal v Chelsea W 3-1 League Division One
28 Oct 1986 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-1 Littlewoods Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 1986 Charlton Athletic v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
08 Nov 1986 Arsenal v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1986 Southampton v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
18 Nov 1986 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 Littlewoods Cup 4th round
22 Nov 1986 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
29 Nov 1986 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
06 Dec 1986 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1986 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1986 Arsenal v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1986 Leicester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1986 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 3-1 League Division One
04 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
10 Jan 1987 Reading v Arsenal W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
21 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 Littlewoods Cup Quarter-final
24 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
31 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle W 6-1 FA Cup 4th round
21 Feb 1987 Arsenal v Barnsley W 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 1987 Oxford United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 Littlewoods Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
04 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 Littlewoods Cup Play-off
07 Mar 1987 Chelsea v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
10 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-1 League Division One
14 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Watford L 1-3 FA Cup Quarter-final
17 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-1 Littlewoods Cup Final
08 Apr 1987 West Ham United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1987 Wimbledon v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Leicester City W 4-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1987 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
02 May 1987 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
04 May 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
09 May 1987 Arsenal v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Nottingham Forest 01 Aug 1974 01 Jul 1984
Arsenal 01 Jul 1984 01 May 1987
Manchester United 01 May 1987 01 Jan 1991
Sheffield Wednesday 01 Jan 1991 01 Jul 1993
Barnsley 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1994

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1977-78 England A v B 5
2
1977-78 England UEFA Under-21 1
1978-79 England B International 1
1978-79 England International 2
1979-80 England B International 1
1979-80 England European Championship 2
1980-81 England British Championships 2
1980-81 England FIFA World Cup 2
1981-82 England British Championships 1
1981-82 England International 1
1983-84 England British Championships 1
1984-85 England City Tournament 1
1984-85 England FIFA World Cup 4
1
1984-85 England International 3
1985-86 England International 2
1985-86 England Unofficial 1
1986-87 England European Championship 4
1
1986-87 England International 2
1987-88 England International 2
1987-88 England Rous Cup 1
1990-91 England Peter Shilton Test 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Mar 1978 England v Italy W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
30 May 1978 Malaysia v England D 1-1 A v B
07 Jun 1978 New Zealand v England W 0-4 A v B
11 Jun 1978 New Zealand v England W 1-3 A v B
14 Jun 1978 New Zealand v England W 0-4 A v B
18 Jun 1978 Singapore v England W 0-8 A v B
29 Nov 1978 England v Czechoslovakia W 1-0 International
10 Jun 1979 Sweden v England D 0-0 International
12 Jun 1979 Austria v England W 0-1 B INTER
22 Nov 1979 England v Bulgaria W 2-0 European Championship Group 1
26 Mar 1980 England v Spain W 1-0 B INTER
18 Jun 1980 England v Spain W 2-1 European Championship Finals Group B
10 Sep 1980 England v Norway W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
29 Apr 1981 England v Romania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
20 May 1981 England v Wales D 0-0 British Championships
23 May 1981 England v Scotland L 0-1 British Championships
23 Feb 1982 England v Northern Ireland W 4-0 British Championships
02 Jun 1982 Iceland v England D 1-1 International
04 Apr 1984 England v Northern Ireland W 1-0 British Championships
14 Nov 1984 Turkey v England W 0-8 FIFA World Cup Group 3
27 Feb 1985 Northern Ireland v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 Mar 1985 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 International
01 May 1985 Romania v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
22 May 1985 Finland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
25 May 1985 Scotland v England L 1-0 International
09 Jun 1985 Mexico v England L 1-0 CITY TOURNAMENT
16 Jun 1985 USA v England W 0-5 International
26 Mar 1986 USSR v England W 0-1 International
14 May 1986 England v Korea Republic W 4-1 UNOFFICIAL
17 May 1986 England v Mexico W 3-0 International
10 Sep 1986 Sweden v England L 1-0 International
15 Oct 1986 England v Northern Ireland W 3-0 European Championship Group 4
12 Nov 1986 England v Yugoslavia W 2-0 European Championship Group 4
18 Feb 1987 Spain v England W 2-4 International
01 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v England W 0-2 European Championship Group 4
29 Apr 1987 Turkey v England D 0-0 European Championship Group 4
09 Sep 1987 West Germany v England L 3-1 International
27 Apr 1988 Hungary v England D 0-0 International
24 May 1988 England v Colombia D 1-1 ROUS CUP
18 Dec 1990 England v ITALIA 90 XI W 4-0 Peter Shilton Test


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.