Watson, Andrew

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, Watson signed his first full contract in April 1985, but played all his football for the reserves.

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 season. Watson stayed at St James’ Park for two seasons before being released in 1988.

Subsequently signing for Mossley,  he became their player/commercial manager. A year later he moved to Emley, whilst working as a sales executive for the Yorkshire Post followed by a period as commercial manager at Headingley Stadium ahead of taking a similar job with Everton. He then became chief executive at both Burnley and Huddersfield Town where he was also vice-chairman. Thereafter he was commercial director of Huddersfield Giants.



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