Donaldson, Andy

Birth Date

25th March 1925





Biographical Text

Andy Donaldson played for Exeter City between 1953 and 1955 having joined from Peterborough. Having had earlier spells with Newcastle and Middlesbrough, he returned to Peterborough after his time at St James' Park. 

Andy was playing for works team Vickers Armstrong on Tyneside when he signed for Newcastle United in September 1943 for whom he featured in 19 league games (scoring six goals) before transferring to Middlesbrough in January 1949 for a fee of £18,000. Scoring scored seven times in 21 league outings, Andy's stay at Ayresome Park was curtailed after breaking an ankle during a practice match prior to the start of the 1949/50 season.

After playing for Peterborough United in the Midland League, Andy headed to Exeter City in September 1953 and made his Grecians’ debut at Newport County when he scored twice in a 3-1 win. He ended the season as top scorer for City with 16 goals in 33 starts. Sidelined by a chest complaint at the start of the 1954/55 season, he was was not fit to return until October and only managed half-a-dozen league appearances without scoring.

Released by Exeter he returned for a second spell with Peterborough United in August 1955 having turned down an offer from Barrow. Remaining in the Peterborough area after the end of his playing career, Andy worked as a printer for a newspaper company up to his retirement.

Andy died in Peterborough in 1987 aged sixty-two.


Exeter City league games only






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