Higgins, Andy

Birth Date

28th April 1909


Gartsherrie, Lanarkshire



Biographical Text

Scottish-born Andy Higgins spent a season with Exeter City in the early 1930s when he was a member of the team that finished as runners up in Division Three (South) in 1932/33. He joined the club from Millwall and later played for Newport County. 

After playing for Scottish junior clubs Gartsherrie Athletic and Stoneyburn, Andy signed for Cowdenbeath in 1929 before moving to Millwall in July 1931 where he featured in five league matches.

Moving to Exeter City in the summer of 1932, he made a goalscoring debut in the sixth game of the season at Torquay United. Hitting a rich vein of form, Andy had soon scored twice against both Luton and Bournemouth so as to have scored seven times in his first nine league matches for the Grecians. But the goals dried up and he was only to score twice more in the 22 games he eventually played that season. 

Leaving St James Park at the end of what was to prove a successful season for City, Andy joined Newport County in May 1933 for a small fee. He then switched to Notts County in September 1934 before spells in France with Lille and Racing Club d’Arras (as player-coach) prior to returning to Newport County where he later became an assistant trainer. 

Becoming an electrician with Stewart and Lloyds, Andy Higgins died in 1966.







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