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Andy Linighan

Position Centre back
Born 18 Jun 1962, Hartlepool (England)
Height 190 cm
Weight 87 kg
International Caps England: 4 B

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Hartlepool United 01 Sep 1980 15 May 1984     £20000
Leeds United 15 May 1984 17 Jan 1986 76 4 £65000
Oldham Athletic 17 Jan 1986 04 Mar 1988 102 8 £350000
Norwich City 04 Mar 1988 04 Jul 1990 106 8 £1250000
Arsenal 04 Jul 1990 27 Jan 1997 156 8 £150000
Crystal Palace 27 Jan 1997 16 Oct 2000 129 5 £0
Queens Park Rangers 23 Mar 1999   7 0 on loan
Oxford United 16 Oct 2000 01 Jun 2001      

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1984 - 1985 422 1  3  0  0 
1985 - 1986 241 1  31 0  2 
Total 663 2  61 0  2 

Jabba's Comments

Andy Linighan was a gangling centreback signed from Hartlepool by Eddie Gray as a decent prospect for the future. He formed a decent partnership with Neil Aspin, but Billy Bremner decided that he needed a bit more experience at the back and he didn't have time to let Linighan pick it up while playing for Leeds. Although he's not had a particularly distinguished career, the fact that he managed to amass 156 appearances at Arsenal in the 1990s must indicate that Eddie Gray's initial judgement was a good one. He played on through 2001, helping the youngsters at Oxford before dropping down to play non-league football with St Albans.

Dan Morgan says: fantastic defender at Palace. I greatly respected him!

Jessica Linighan says: hes my dad.

Laura Grassick says: I know Andy Linighan!!!!!! He is my friend's Dad!!!!

Shannon Landmark says: I know Andy Linigham he is really friendly.

nicky says: i no andy linighan im in his daughters, rachels class. she is really nice!it must run in the family

mark linighan says: Alan Hanson type player, unruffled until hurt,then he had a good game; unless anyone fron Hartlepool was there, when he excelled.

Peter L says: I remember Andy when he played for Pools, he was class


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