Andy Myers’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro
Footballer

Is

Athlete Football player Association football player

From

United Kingdom

Type

Sports

Gender
male

Birth

3 November 1973, London Borough of Hounslow, United Kingdom

Age:
46 years

Star sign

Scorpio

Sports Teams

Bradford City A.F.C.

Chelsea F.C.

Colchester United F.C.

Brentford F.C.

Portsmouth F.C.

England national under-19 football team

England national under-21 football team

Andrew John Myers (born 3 November 1973 in Hounslow, England) is an English retired professional football defender and current youth coach, best remembered for his 9 seasons in the Premier League with Chelsea. He also played for Bradford City, Colchester United, Brentford and Portsmouth and was capped by England at youth level. He is currently manager of Chelsea U18.

Table of Contents

Club careerChelseaBradford CityColchester UnitedBrentfordInternational careerCoaching careerHonoursCareer statistics
Club career
Chelsea
A product of the Chelsea youth system, Myers made his bow in senior football with three first team appearances late in the 1990–91 First Division season and he was voted the club’s Young Player of the Year. Myers signed his first professional contract in July 1991 and despite never featuring regularly, he would play for a further eight seasons as a professional for Chelsea and was a member of the 1996–97 FA Cup and 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup-winning teams. After being made available for transfer, Myers departed Stamford Bridge in July 1999 and made 106 appearances and scored two goals for the club.

Bradford City
On 16 July 1999, Myers joined Premier League club Bradford City on a four-year contract for an £800,000 fee. He missed most of the 1999–00 pre-season with a thigh strain and finally made his debut as a 66th-minute substitute for Wayne Jacobs in a 1–1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on 12 September 1999. He then became the starting left back, but lost his place in the team to Lee Sharpe in October, due to suspension and illness. Myers returned to the team in November 1999 and featured regularly until mid-January 2000, when he suffered a groin injury. After returning to fitness, he departed on loan for the remainder of the 1999–00 season on 23 March 2000. He finished the season with just 16 appearances.

Myers began the 2000–01 season as a regular, making four appearances in Bradford’s Intertoto Cup campaign and three Premier League appearances, before missing two-and-a-half months of the season with successive injuries. He returned to the struggling team in late November 2000 and thereafter managed to remain fit. Myers scored his first goal for the club with a crucial early header versus Everton on 28 April 2001, but two missed penalties deflated the Bantams and the team succumbed to a 2–1 defeat, which sealed the club’s relegation to the First Division. In the penultimate game of the season and with Bradford 5–1 down in the West Yorkshire derby to Leeds United, Myers exchanged blows with captain Stuart McCall on the stroke of half time. Both players remained on the pitch and were fined two weeks’ wages. Myers finished the 2000–01 season with 24 appearances and one goal.

Myers had his best season with Bradford in 2001–02, making 32 appearances and scoring two goals before suffering a hamstring injury in March 2002. He returned for two further appearances in April and was named the Bantams’ Player of the Year. The club entered administration in May 2002 and Myers was one of 19 players made redundant, but he would remain at Valley Parade for the 2002–03 season. He made 25 appearances during a season in which Bradford narrowly avoided relegation and he was released in May 2003. In three seasons with the Bantams, Myers made 99 appearances and scored three goals.

Portsmouth (loan)
On 23 March 2000, Myers joined First Division strugglers Portsmouth on loan until the end of the 1999–00 season. He made eight appearances and helped Pompey finish clear of the relegation places.

Colchester United
After attention from First Division club Rotherham United, Myers signed a one-year contract with Second Division Colchester United on a free transfer. He made 26 appearances before his season was ended by a back injury in December 2003. Despite being invited back for the 2004–05 pre-season, Myers elected to leave the club in June 2004.

Brentford
On 11 June 2004, Myers turned down an approach from Oxford United to sign a two-year contract with League One club Brentford on a free transfer. He made just 13 appearances during the 2004–05 season and was given a free transfer in May 2005.

International career
Myers was capped by England at U20 and U21 level. He was a member of the England U20 squad at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Coaching career
Myers coached Old Isleworthians Youth in 2008. In 2011, he returned to Chelsea as U15 head coach and became assistant to U21 and U19 head coach Dermot Drummy in 2012. He spent the 2016–17 season as an assistant first team coach at Vitesse, before returning to Chelsea to take up the role as Development Squad head coach Joe Edwards’ assistant. On 6 July 2018, it was announced that Myers had been appointed Chelsea U18 manager.

Honours
Chelsea

FA Cup: 1996–97
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1997–98

Individual

Chelsea Young Player of the Year: 1990–91
Bradford City Player of the Year: 2001–02

Career statistics

Club

Season

League

FA Cup

League Cup

Europe

Other

Total

Division

Apps

Goals

Apps

Goals

Apps

Goals

Apps

Goals

Apps

Goals

Apps

Goals

Chelsea

1990–91

First Division

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

1991–92

11

1

2

0

1

0

14

1

1992–93

Premier League

3

0

0

0

1

0

4

0

1993–94

6

0

4

0

0

0

10

0

1994–95

10

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

12

0

1995–96

20

0

3

0

0

0

23

0

1996–97

18

1

0

0

0

0

18

1

1997–98

12

0

1

0

1

0

3

0

0

0

17

0

1998–99

1

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

4

0

Total

85

2

12

0

3

0

6

0

0

0

106

2

Bradford City

1999–00

Premier League

13

0

1

0

2

0

16

0

2000–01

20

1

0

0

0

0

4

0

24

1

2001–02

First Division

32

2

0

0

2

0

34

2

2002–03

24

0

0

0

1

0

25

0

Total

89

3

1

0

5

0

4

0

99

3

Portsmouth (loan)

1999–00

First Division

8

0

8

0

Colchester United

2003–04

Second Division

21

0

2

0

1

0

2

0

26

0

Brentford

2004–05

League One

10

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

13

0

Career total

213

5

16

0

10

0

10

0

3

0

252

5

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