Andy Hessenthaler

Date of birth17 August 1965
Place of birthGravesend
NationalityEnglish
Weight72 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionMidfielder

Having joined Watford from Redbridge Forest, Andy transferred to Gillingham after five successful years with the Hornets.

He was appointed player-coach during the summer of 1999 and player-manager a year later when Peter Taylor left the club to manage Leicester City. His contract at the Priestfield was extended to June 2007 in March 2004.

Andy stepped down as manager on 23 November 2004 but was retained on Gillingham's playing staff later teaming up again with Peter Taylor - who'd also been his manager during his non-league days at Dartford - in a loan spell at Hull City.

Some publications incorrectly show Andy's birthdate as 17 June 1965 and birthplace as Dartford.

Andy's contract at Gillinham was cancelled in January 2006. He joined Barnet with a contract to the end of the 2005-06 season that was extended to June 2007 in May 2006.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Corinthian 01 Jul 1985 01 Jul 1987
Dartford 01 Jul 1987 01 Jul 1990
Redbridge Forest 01 Jul 1990 12 Sep 1991
Watford 12 Sep 1991 07 Aug 1996
Gillingham 07 Aug 1996 14 Jan 2006
Hull City 27 Jan 2005 03 May 2005 L
Barnet 19 Jan 2006 29 May 2007
Dover Athletic 29 May 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Gillingham FA Cup 1
1996-97 Gillingham League Cup 2
1999-00 Gillingham FA Cup 3
1999-00 Gillingham League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Gillingham FA Cup 1
1
1
2000-01 Gillingham League Cup 3
2000-01 Gillingham League Division 1 19
4
2
6
2001-02 Gillingham FA Cup
1
2001-02 Gillingham League Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Gillingham League Division 1 10
7
2
2002-03 Gillingham FA Cup 3
2002-03 Gillingham League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Gillingham League Division 1 32
1
1
11
1
2003-04 Gillingham FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Gillingham League Cup 1
1
1
2003-04 Gillingham League Division 1 27
9
2
11
1
2004-05 Gillingham FA Cup 1
2004-05 Gillingham League Championship 14
3
4
2004-05 Hull City League One 6
4
2005-06 Barnet League Two 16
1
3
2005-06 Gillingham FA Cup 1
2005-06 Gillingham LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Gillingham League Cup 2
1
2005-06 Gillingham League One 14
2
1
3
2006-07 Barnet FA Cup 2
2006-07 Barnet Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Barnet League Cup
1
2006-07 Barnet League Two 19
5
1
8


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
20 Aug 1996 Swansea City v Gillingham W 0-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
03 Sep 1996 Gillingham v Swansea City W 2-0
Agg: 3-0
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
21 Jan 1997 Gillingham v Derby County L 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Sep 1999 Gillingham v Bolton Wanderers L 1-4 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1999 Bolton Wanderers v Gillingham L 2-0
Agg: 6-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Jan 2000 Gillingham v Bradford City W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2000 Gillingham v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 2000 Chelsea v Gillingham L 5-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
12 Aug 2000 Gillingham v Stockport County L 1-3 League Division 1
19 Aug 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Gillingham L 3-2 League Division 1
22 Aug 2000 Gillingham v Torquay United W 2-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
25 Aug 2000 Gillingham v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Burnley v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Sep 2000 Gillingham v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 1
09 Sep 2000 Grimsby Town v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
13 Sep 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Gillingham D 2-2 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Gillingham v Huddersfield Town W 2-1 League Division 1
20 Sep 2000 Manchester City v Gillingham D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Fulham v Gillingham L 3-0 League Division 1
26 Sep 2000 Gillingham v Manchester City L 2-4
Agg: 3-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Gillingham v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division 1
06 Oct 2000 Gillingham v Bolton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Wimbledon v Gillingham D 4-4 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Watford v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Gillingham v Barnsley D 0-0 League Division 1
25 Oct 2000 Birmingham City v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2000 Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra L 0-1 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 Sheffield United v Gillingham W 1-2 League Division 1
12 Nov 2000 Gillingham v Nottingham Forest L 1-3 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 West Bromwich Albion v Gillingham L 3-1 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Gillingham W 1-2 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Norwich City v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Gillingham v Crystal Palace W 4-1 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Portsmouth v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Gillingham W 2-3 FA Cup 3rd round
25 Aug 2001 Gillingham v Barnsley W 3-0 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Portsmouth v Gillingham L 2-1 League Division 1
11 Sep 2001 Gillingham v Millwall W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
14 Sep 2001 Bradford City v Gillingham L 5-1 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 Gillingham v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-3 League Division 1
22 Sep 2001 Gillingham v Rotherham United W 2-1 League Division 1
25 Sep 2001 Grimsby Town v Gillingham W 1-2 League Division 1
29 Sep 2001 Gillingham v Coventry City L 1-2 League Division 1
09 Oct 2001 Gillingham v Southampton L 0-2 League Cup 3rd round
03 Nov 2001 Manchester City v Gillingham L 4-1 League Division 1
02 Feb 2002 Coventry City v Gillingham W 1-2 League Division 1
09 Feb 2002 Gillingham v Wimbledon D 0-0 League Division 1
16 Feb 2002 Arsenal v Gillingham L 5-2 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 2002 Gillingham v Bradford City L 0-4 League Division 1
26 Feb 2002 Rotherham United v Gillingham L 3-2 League Division 1
02 Mar 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Gillingham L 2-0 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Gillingham v Grimsby Town W 2-1 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Watford v Gillingham W 2-3 League Division 1
10 Aug 2002 Wimbledon v Gillingham W 0-1 League Division 1
13 Aug 2002 Gillingham v Derby County W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Gillingham v Millwall W 1-0 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Norwich City v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Aug 2002 Gillingham v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
31 Aug 2002 Leicester City v Gillingham L 2-0 League Division 1
07 Sep 2002 Gillingham v Portsmouth L 1-3 League Division 1
10 Sep 2002 Torquay United v Gillingham W 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Sep 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Gillingham W 2-4 League Division 1
18 Sep 2002 Nottingham Forest v Gillingham L 4-1 League Division 1
05 Oct 2002 Gillingham v Coventry City L 0-2 League Division 1
12 Oct 2002 Rotherham United v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Gillingham v Watford W 3-0 League Division 1
26 Oct 2002 Ipswich Town v Gillingham W 0-1 League Division 1
29 Oct 2002 Gillingham v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-4 League Division 1
02 Nov 2002 Grimsby Town v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
06 Nov 2002 Chelsea v Gillingham L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Gillingham v Reading L 0-1 League Division 1
16 Nov 2002 Gillingham v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Walsall v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
07 Dec 2002 Bradford City v Gillingham W 1-3 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Gillingham W 0-2 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Gillingham v Burnley W 4-2 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Millwall v Gillingham D 2-2 League Division 1
05 Jan 2003 Gillingham v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Derby County v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
18 Jan 2003 Gillingham v Leicester City W 3-2 League Division 1
25 Jan 2003 Gillingham v Leeds United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2003 Preston North End v Gillingham L 3-0 League Division 1
04 Feb 2003 Leeds United v Gillingham L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
10 Feb 2003 Reading v Gillingham L 2-1 League Division 1
15 Feb 2003 Gillingham v Grimsby Town W 3-0 League Division 1
22 Feb 2003 Portsmouth v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
25 Feb 2003 Gillingham v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
11 Mar 2003 Gillingham v Wimbledon D 3-3 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Gillingham v Rotherham United D 1-1 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Watford v Gillingham W 0-1 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Gillingham v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Cambridge United v Gillingham W 1-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
06 Sep 2003 Gillingham v Millwall W 4-3 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Cardiff City v Gillingham L 5-0 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Gillingham v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Gillingham v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division 1
29 Sep 2003 Walsall v Gillingham L 2-1 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Gillingham v West Bromwich Albion L 0-2 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Reading v Gillingham L 2-1 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Wigan Athletic v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Gillingham v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2003 Bolton Wanderers v Gillingham L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 2003 Ipswich Town v Gillingham W 3-4 League Division 1
04 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Sunderland L 1-3 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra W 2-0 League Division 1
15 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Coventry City v Gillingham D 2-2 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Stoke City W 3-1 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Gillingham v Preston North End L 0-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Gillingham v Watford W 1-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Millwall v Gillingham W 1-2 League Division 1
17 Jan 2004 Derby County v Gillingham L 2-1 League Division 1
24 Jan 2004 Burnley v Gillingham L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2004 Gillingham v Bradford City W 1-0 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Burnley v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Gillingham v Reading L 0-1 League Division 1
25 Feb 2004 Nottingham Forest v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 Crystal Palace v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Gillingham v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Gillingham v Rotherham United W 2-0 League Division 1
23 Mar 2004 Sunderland v Gillingham L 2-1 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 West Ham United v Gillingham L 2-1 League Division 1
03 Apr 2004 Gillingham v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Division 1
06 Apr 2004 Gillingham v Wigan Athletic L 0-3 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 West Bromwich Albion v Gillingham L 1-0 League Division 1
12 Apr 2004 Gillingham v Walsall W 3-0 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Gillingham v Ipswich Town L 1-2 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Wimbledon v Gillingham W 1-2 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Gillingham v Coventry City L 2-5 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Stoke City v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Aug 2004 Gillingham v Leeds United W 2-1 League Championship
14 Aug 2004 Gillingham v Preston North End W 2-1 League Championship
21 Aug 2004 Stoke City v Gillingham L 2-0 League Championship
27 Aug 2004 Gillingham v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Championship
30 Aug 2004 Burnley v Gillingham W 1-2 League Championship
11 Sep 2004 Gillingham v Sunderland L 0-4 League Championship
02 Oct 2004 Plymouth Argyle v Gillingham L 2-1 League Championship
17 Oct 2004 Gillingham v Sheffield United L 1-3 League Championship
19 Oct 2004 Millwall v Gillingham L 2-1 League Championship
23 Oct 2004 West Ham United v Gillingham L 3-1 League Championship
30 Oct 2004 Gillingham v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Championship
02 Nov 2004 Gillingham v Watford D 0-0 League Championship
06 Nov 2004 Sheffield United v Gillingham D 0-0 League Championship
18 Dec 2004 Gillingham v Rotherham United W 3-1 League Championship
03 Jan 2005 Sunderland v Gillingham D 1-1 League Championship
08 Jan 2005 Portsmouth v Gillingham L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Gillingham v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 League Championship
22 Jan 2005 Leicester City v Gillingham L 2-0 League Championship
06 Aug 2005 Gillingham v Colchester United W 2-1 League One
09 Aug 2005 Port Vale v Gillingham D 0-0 League One
13 Aug 2005 Scunthorpe United v Gillingham D 1-1 League One
20 Aug 2005 Gillingham v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League One
23 Aug 2005 Gillingham v Oxford United W 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
27 Aug 2005 Gillingham v Nottingham Forest L 1-3 League One
10 Sep 2005 Rotherham United v Gillingham L 3-0 League One
13 Sep 2005 Gillingham v Barnsley L 0-3 League One
17 Sep 2005 Gillingham v Oldham Athletic L 0-1 League One
20 Sep 2005 Gillingham v Portsmouth W 3-2 League Cup 2nd round
24 Sep 2005 Tranmere Rovers v Gillingham D 2-2 League One
27 Sep 2005 Gillingham v Chesterfield W 1-0 League One
01 Oct 2005 Gillingham v Southend United L 1-2 League One
15 Oct 2005 Gillingham v Yeovil Town D 0-0 League One
18 Oct 2005 Gillingham v Crawley Town W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
22 Oct 2005 Bradford City v Gillingham L 1-0 League One
25 Oct 2005 Doncaster Rovers v Gillingham L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 2005 Gillingham v Blackpool W 2-1 League One
01 Nov 2005 Hartlepool United v Gillingham L 3-1 League One
05 Nov 2005 Burscough v Gillingham L 3-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
10 Dec 2005 Gillingham v Port Vale W 3-0 League One


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 England Semi-Professional 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
25 Feb 1990 Italy v England L 2-0 Semi-Professional


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