Andy Townsend

Date of birth23 July 1963
Place of birthMaidstone
NationalityIrish
Weight85 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionMidfielder

Irish international Andy joined Chelsea from Norwich City and proved to be an efficient and hard working midfielder. He moved on to Aston Villa with whom he won the League Cup in 1994 and 1996.

Andy's father Don played for Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Weymouth 15 Jan 1985
Southampton 15 Jan 1985 31 Aug 1988
Norwich City 31 Aug 1988 05 Jul 1990
Chelsea 05 Jul 1990 26 Jul 1993
Aston Villa 26 Jul 1993 29 Aug 1997
Middlesbrough 29 Aug 1997 17 Sep 1999
West Bromwich Albion 17 Sep 1999 30 Jun 2000

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1984-85 Southampton League Division One 5
1985-86 Southampton FA Cup
3
1985-86 Southampton League Cup 3
1985-86 Southampton League Division One 25
2
1
1986-87 Southampton League Cup 2
1
1986-87 Southampton League Division One 11
3
1
1987-88 Southampton FA Cup 2
1987-88 Southampton League Cup 2
1987-88 Southampton League Division One 36
1
2
1989-90 Norwich City FA Cup 1
1989-90 Norwich City League Division One 2
1990-91 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1990-91 Chelsea League Division One 34
2
1990-91 Chelsea Rumbelows League Cup 9
3
1991-92 Chelsea FA Cup 5
1991-92 Chelsea League Cup 2
1
1991-92 Chelsea League Division One 35
6
1992-93 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1992-93 Chelsea League Cup 6
3
1992-93 Chelsea Premier League 41
4
3
1993-94 Aston Villa FA Cup 3
1993-94 Aston Villa League Cup 8
1993-94 Aston Villa Premier League 32
3
3
1993-94 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 4
1
1994-95 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1994-95 Aston Villa League Cup 2
1
1994-95 Aston Villa Premier League 32
1
7
2
1994-95 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 4
1995-96 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1995-96 Aston Villa League Cup 8
1
1995-96 Aston Villa Premier League 32
1
2
7
1
1996-97 Aston Villa FA Cup 3
1996-97 Aston Villa League Cup 2
1996-97 Aston Villa Premier League 34
2
8
1996-97 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 2
1997-98 Aston Villa Premier League 3
1997-98 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
1997-98 Middlesbrough League Cup 4
2
1998-99 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
1
1998-99 Middlesbrough League Cup 1
1998-99 Middlesbrough Premier League 35
1
10
1999-00 Middlesbrough Premier League 3
2
1
1999-00 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 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
20 Apr 1985 Southampton v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1985 Newcastle United v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
04 May 1985 Southampton v Ipswich Town W 3-0 League Division One
06 May 1985 Arsenal v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
14 May 1985 Southampton v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
17 Aug 1985 Southampton v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
20 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Southampton L 3-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1985 Nottingham Forest v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
31 Aug 1985 Ipswich Town v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
03 Sep 1985 Southampton v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1985 Southampton v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
14 Sep 1985 Chelsea v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1985 Southampton v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1985 Millwall v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Sep 1985 Manchester United v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
05 Oct 1985 Southampton v Watford W 3-1 League Division One
19 Oct 1985 Luton Town v Southampton L 7-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1985 Southampton v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1985 Leicester City v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
19 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
23 Nov 1985 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
26 Nov 1985 Southampton v Arsenal L 1-3 League Cup 4th round replay
20 Dec 1985 Southampton v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1985 Oxford United v Southampton L 3-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1986 Southampton v West Bromwich Albion W 3-1 League Division One
11 Jan 1986 Manchester City v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1986 Millwall v Southampton W 0-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
08 Mar 1986 Brighton and Hove Albion v Southampton W 0-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
11 Mar 1986 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton W 0-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1986 Southampton v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
05 Apr 1986 Liverpool v Southampton L 2-0 FA Cup Semi-final
08 Apr 1986 West Ham United v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
12 Apr 1986 Southampton v Leicester City D 0-0 League Division One
19 Apr 1986 Birmingham City v Southampton W 0-2 League Division One
26 Apr 1986 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-3 League Division One
29 Apr 1986 Watford v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
03 May 1986 Everton v Southampton L 6-1 League Division One
05 May 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 5-3 League Division One
27 Jan 1987 Southampton v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final
03 Feb 1987 Southampton v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
07 Feb 1987 Southampton v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division One
11 Feb 1987 Southampton v Liverpool D 0-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
14 Feb 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
25 Feb 1987 Liverpool v Southampton L 3-0
Agg: 3-0
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
28 Feb 1987 Liverpool v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1987 Southampton v Leicester City W 4-0 League Division One
14 Mar 1987 Everton v Southampton L 3-0 League Division One
24 Mar 1987 Southampton v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1987 Newcastle United v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
07 Apr 1987 Southampton v Wimbledon D 2-2 League Division One
11 Apr 1987 Manchester City v Southampton W 2-4 League Division One
18 Apr 1987 Southampton v Oxford United W 3-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1987 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1987 Southampton v Charlton Athletic D 2-2 League Division One
09 May 1987 Coventry City v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
15 Aug 1987 Southampton v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1987 Norwich City v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1987 Portsmouth v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
29 Aug 1987 Southampton v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1987 Nottingham Forest v Southampton D 3-3 League Division One
05 Sep 1987 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1987 AFC Bournemouth v Southampton L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1987 Newcastle United v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Southampton v Everton L 0-4 League Division One
06 Oct 1987 Southampton v AFC Bournemouth D 2-2
Agg: 2-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
31 Oct 1987 Charlton Athletic v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
07 Nov 1987 Wimbledon v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
14 Nov 1987 Southampton v Oxford United W 3-0 League Division One
21 Nov 1987 Arsenal v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1987 Southampton v Derby County L 1-2 League Division One
05 Dec 1987 West Ham United v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
12 Dec 1987 Southampton v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
18 Dec 1987 Luton Town v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1987 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1988 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton L 3-0 League Division One
03 Jan 1988 Southampton v Portsmouth L 0-2 League Division One
09 Jan 1988 Reading v Southampton W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Southampton W 0-2 League Division One
23 Jan 1988 Southampton v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division One
30 Jan 1988 Luton Town v Southampton L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
13 Feb 1988 Southampton v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
27 Feb 1988 Everton v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1988 Southampton v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1988 Watford v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1988 Southampton v Coventry City L 1-2 League Division One
19 Mar 1988 Southampton v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 League Division One
26 Mar 1988 Chelsea v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1988 Southampton v Wimbledon D 2-2 League Division One
04 Apr 1988 Oxford United v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1988 Southampton v Arsenal W 4-2 League Division One
23 Apr 1988 Derby County v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1988 Southampton v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
02 May 1988 Liverpool v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
07 May 1988 Southampton v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 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
1988-89 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
2
1988-89 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1989-90 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1989-90 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
2
1
1989-90 Republic of Ireland Liam Brady Testimonial
1
1990-91 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 4
1990-91 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1991-92 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland US Cup 2
1992-93 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 8
1
1993-94 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1993-94 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 4
1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland B International 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 4


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
07 Feb 1989 Republic of Ireland v France D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 1989 Republic of Ireland v Spain W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 May 1989 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
04 Jun 1989 Republic of Ireland v Hungary W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
06 Sep 1989 Republic of Ireland v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 1989 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
15 Nov 1989 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 Mar 1990 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Apr 1990 Republic of Ireland v USSR W 1-0 International Friendly
16 May 1990 Republic of Ireland v Finland D 1-1 Liam Brady Testimonial
27 May 1990 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1990 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
11 Jun 1990 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
17 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Egypt D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
25 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 0-0 (5-4) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
30 Jun 1990 Italy v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
12 Sep 1990 Republic of Ireland v Morocco W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Nov 1990 Republic of Ireland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
06 Feb 1991 Wales v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
22 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1991 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 1991 Poland v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
19 Feb 1992 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 0-1 International Friendly
29 Apr 1992 Republic of Ireland v USA W 4-1 International Friendly
26 May 1992 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
30 May 1992 USA v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 US Cup
04 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 0-2 US Cup
09 Sep 1992 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1992 Denmark v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Spain v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
31 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Apr 1993 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 May 1993 Albania v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Jun 1993 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 Jun 1993 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Sep 1993 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
20 Apr 1994 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 International Friendly
24 May 1994 Republic of Ireland v Bolivia W 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 1994 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 1-3 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 Italy v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 1994 Mexico v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
04 Jul 1994 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
07 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1994 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 B INTER
15 Feb 1995 Republic of Ireland v England D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 1995 Austria v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1995 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group play-off
27 Mar 1996 Republic of Ireland v Russia L 0-2 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 0-1 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Liechtenstein v Republic of Ireland W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Group 8
09 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
02 Apr 1997 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
30 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
21 May 1997 Republic of Ireland v Liechtenstein W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
20 Aug 1997 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
06 Sep 1997 Iceland v Republic of Ireland W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
29 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
15 Nov 1997 Belgium v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off


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