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Andy Townsend

Andy Townsend
Townsend signing an autograph at the 2010 FA Cup Semifinal.
Personal information
Full nameAndrew David Townsend
Date of birth23 July 1963(age 53)
Place of birthMaidstone, England
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Andrew "Andy" David Townsend (born 23 July 1963) is a former professional footballer, who played in two World Cups for the Republic of Ireland and is now a television and radio pundit.

Starting his career at Welling United and then Weymouth, coming to prominence at age 21 when he signed with Southampton. In 1988 he moved on to Norwich City, before signing with Chelsea two years later. In 1993 he signed with Aston Villa and enjoyed four successful years before his transfer to Middlesbrough. His final club was West Bromwich Albion, where he retired in 2000.

Following his retirement as a player he became a football pundit, most notably with ITV.

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