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Andy Black (footballer)

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Full nameAndrew Black
Playing positionInside forward

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Andrew "Andy" Black (born 23 September 1917, date of death unknown) is a Scottish former footballer, who played as an inside forward. He was born in Stirling.

Black was a prolific scorer with Heart of Midlothian before World War II, scoring 29 goals in 34 games in the 1936-37 season, before finishing as top scorer in the Scottish League with 40 goals in 38 appearances in the following season. He was widely credited the following season as being the first player to score a hat-trick against Rangers at Ibrox.

However this had been first achieved by Willie Wilson of Hearts in October 1915.

He won 3 caps for the Scotland national football team and 4 wartime caps, including one game where he had to be carried off of the pitch by Frank Swift after becoming injured.

Black played as a guest for Chester during the latter stages of the Second World War but the club were unsuccessful in their attempts to sign him permanently.

Black transferred to Manchester City in 1946 and between then and 1950 appeared 139 times and scored 47 goals. In the late 1940s at Maine Road, Manchester. Sam Bartram the Charlton Athletic goalkeeper sliced a clearance from the edge of his penalty area. Black, stood just inside his own half, headed the ball back over Bartram. City's pitch was 115 yards long so the ball must have travelled nearly sixty yards. He finished his career with Stockport County in 1953.

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