Watson, Andy

Birth Date

3rd April 1967


Huddersfield, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

Andy Watson made around forty league appearances for Exeter City between 1986 and 1988 having signed from Huddersfield Town. He later moved into the commercial and administrative side of football with Everton, Burnley and Huddersfield as well as holding a senior position with Huddersfield Giants rugby league club.  

An apprentice with his local club Huddersfield Town, Andy signed professionally in April 1985 but failed to make the first-team. 

He moved to Exeter City on a free transfer in July 1986 and made his league debut for the Grecians in a 1-0 home win over Orient on the opening day of the 1986/87 season. Playing every game up until the match against Swansea on 1 January 1987, Andy only featured six times during the second-half of the season before playing just a dozen league games during his second season with the club.  

Released in May 1988, Andy subsequently signed for Mossley where he also became commercial manager. A year later he moved to Emley whilst working as a sales executive for the Yorkshire Post. He then became commercial manager at the Headingley cricket and rugby ground ahead of taking a similar job with Everton before later taking the role of chief executive at Burnley followed by a similar stint at Huddersfield Town (where he was also vice-chairman). Thereafter Andy was commercial director of Huddersfield Giants where he was still in post in 2024.



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