Arthur Andrews (footballer, born 1891)

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Arthur Andrews
Personal information
Full name Alfred Andrews
Date of birth (1891-04-01)1 April 1891
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Date of death 24 September 1964(1964-09-24) (aged 73)
Place of death Southampton, England
Playing position Half back
Youth career
Sunderland Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1913–1914 Blackpool 0 (0)
1919–1920 Southampton 10 (0)
1920–1921 Harland & Wolff
1921–1922 General Post Office
1922–19?? Cowes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alfred "Arthur" Andrews (1 April 1891 – 24 September 1964) was an English professional footballer who played as a half back for Southampton in their final season in the Southern League in 1919–20.

Football career

Andrews was born in Sunderland where he worked in the local shipyard before joining Blackpool in November 1913.[1] He failed to break into Blackpool's first-team before League football was interrupted by the First World War.[2]

During the war, he moved to the south coast to work in the Southampton shipyard of Harland and Wolff, where he played in their works team in the South Hants War League.[1] In 1918–19, Andrews played for Southampton in the South Hants War League and in the Victory Cup.[3]

After the war, he joined Southampton as a professional player in August 1919,[1] and made his first-team debut when he took the place of another former Harland & Wolff employee Bert Fenwick at right half for the home game against Southend United on 8 November 1919. The match ended in a 4–0 victory, with Bill Rawlings scoring a hat-trick. Andrews retained his place at right-half until the FA Cup replay at West Ham United on 15 January 1920, when he was attempting a rash challenge after 12 minutes, resulting in a broken leg.[4] 20-year-old Bert Shelley replaced him for the next match and became a Saints' stalwart, making nearly 450 appearances over the next 12 years before becoming first-team trainer.[5]

Later career

Andrews was released by Southampton in May 1920 and returned to work in the shipyards. He played part-time football in the Hampshire League with Cowes and Lymington.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 12. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3.
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 10. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  3. ^ The Alphabet of the Saints. pp. 387–388. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3.
  4. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 62–63. ISBN 0-907969-22-4.
  5. ^ The Alphabet of the Saints. pp. 303–305.

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