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Tony McAndrew

Tony McAndrew

Clubs played for: Middlesbrough, Vancouver Whitecaps (loan), Chelsea, Willington, Darlington, Hartlepool United (1973-1989)

Born: 1956

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Position: Defender

Biography: John Neal's captain at Middlesbrough arrived at Stamford Bridge for a tribunal set fee of £92,500 in a bid to add some security at the back. A rock solid defender and naturally aggressive player, he took the captain's arm-band for a spell as the team marched to the Second Division Championship. His career at the club was wrecked by a string of injuries and when he finally regained fitness he was unable to win back his place in the starting line up. This led to being shipped back to Boro in 1984 in a swap deal involving Darren Wood. Worked as a rep for a North East brewery has coached the youth teams at Darlington, Leicester City and Stoke City Has been enjoying his second stint at Aston Villa since 1999.

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