Gosney, Andy

Birth Date

8th November 1963


Southampton, Hampshire



Biographical Text

Goalkeeper Andy Gosney arrived at St James' Park from Birmingham in 1993 around the time Kevin Miller moved in the opposite direction. Having started his career at Portsmouth, where he played for England youth, Andy suffered a career-ending injury during his only game for Exeter City. 

Andy joined Portsmouth as an apprentice in 1979 and signed professional forms in 1981. Although promising enough to represent England at under-18 level, Andy’s opportunities at Fratton Park were limited because of Alan Knight’s consistency meaning that - after 48 league appearances (plus a spell on loan at York) - he moved to Birmingham City in July 1992. Playing 21 league matches during his time in the Midlands, and having suffered a bad injury against Wolves, Andy took up the opportunity of signing for Exeter City just as Kevin Miller was moving in the other direction. 

Faced with the prospect of dislodging the also recently-arrived Peter Fox, Andy made his debut in the game at home to Reading on 9 October 1993. In an eventful game which City lost 4-6, Andy suffered a serious injury and was stretched off never to play professional football again.

After his enforced early retirement, Andy continued to live locally and later worked in the building trade in the Torquay area.





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