Viv Anderson

Date of birth29 August 1956
Place of birthNottingham
NationalityEnglish
Weight83 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender

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 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

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1977-78 Nottingham Forest League Cup 2
1978-79 Nottingham Forest European Cup 1
1979-80 Nottingham Forest European Cup 1
1979-80 Nottingham Forest League Cup 1
1984-85 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
1984-85 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
1984-85 Arsenal League Division One 41
3
1985-86 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1985-86 Arsenal League Cup 7
1
1985-86 Arsenal League Division One 39
2
1986-87 Arsenal FA Cup 4
2
1986-87 Arsenal League Cup 8
1
1986-87 Arsenal League Division One 40
4
1987-88 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
1987-88 Manchester United League Cup 4
1987-88 Manchester United League Division One 30
1
2
1988-89 Manchester United League Cup
1
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 5
1
1989-90 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1989-90 Manchester United League Cup 1
1989-90 Manchester United League Division One 14
2
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 FA Cup 1
1992-93 Sheffield Wednesday League 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
18 Mar 1978 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Cup Final
22 Mar 1978 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest W 0-1 League Cup Final replay
30 May 1979 Malmo FF v Nottingham Forest W 0-1 European Cup Final
15 Mar 1980 Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Cup Final
28 May 1980 Hamburger SV v Nottingham Forest W 0-1 European Cup Final


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
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 Friendly 2
1979-80 England B International 1
1979-80 England UEFA European Championship 2
1980-81 England British Home Championship 2
1980-81 England FIFA World Cup 2
1981-82 England British Home Championship 1
1981-82 England International Friendly 1
1983-84 England British Home Championship 1
1984-85 England City Tournament 1
1984-85 England FIFA World Cup 4
1
1984-85 England International Friendly 3
1985-86 England International Friendly 2
1985-86 England Unofficial 1
1986-87 England International Friendly 2
1986-87 England UEFA European Championship 4
1
1987-88 England International Friendly 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 Friendly
10 Jun 1979 Sweden v England D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1979 Austria v England W 0-1 B INTER
22 Nov 1979 England v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
26 Mar 1980 England v Spain W 1-0 B INTER
18 Jun 1980 England v Spain W 2-1 UEFA 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 Home Championship
23 May 1981 England v Scotland L 0-1 British Home Championship
23 Feb 1982 England v Northern Ireland W 4-0 British Home Championship
02 Jun 1982 Iceland v England D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Apr 1984 England v Northern Ireland W 1-0 British Home Championship
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 Friendly
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 Friendly
09 Jun 1985 Mexico v England L 1-0 CITY TOURNAMENT
16 Jun 1985 USA v England W 0-5 International Friendly
26 Mar 1986 USSR v England W 0-1 International Friendly
14 May 1986 England v Korea Republic W 4-1 UNOFFICIAL
17 May 1986 England v Mexico W 3-0 International Friendly
10 Sep 1986 Sweden v England L 1-0 International Friendly
15 Oct 1986 England v Northern Ireland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Nov 1986 England v Yugoslavia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Feb 1987 Spain v England W 2-4 International Friendly
01 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
29 Apr 1987 Turkey v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Sep 1987 West Germany v England L 3-1 International Friendly
27 Apr 1988 Hungary v England D 0-0 International Friendly
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.