Taylor, Andy

Birth Date

17th September 1982


Exeter, Devon



Biographical Text

Born in Exeter, Andy Taylor became a trainee with Manchester United in 1999 and returned to play for his home town club four years later. After remaining with the club throughout the years in the Conference, Andy became a conditioning coach and opened an injury and conditioning practice with his wife Claire, a former City physio.   

After working his way through the youth and reserve teams, but never making a first-team appearance, Andy was released by Manchester United after a serious knee injury. Having made loan appearances for Northwich Victoria and Kidsgrove Athletic - and following an unsuccessful trial with Cheltenham Town - Andy, now twenty-one, returned home and signed for the freshly-relegated Exeter City in October 2003. 

Making his debut for the Grecians at Aldershot in November 2003, Andy only made six appearances during his first season with the club. Coming into his own, he then played 48 league and cup games during 2004/05 including both FA Cup ties against Manchester United in January 2005.

After making 38 appearances in all competitions in 2005/06, Andy featured a further 34 times the following season including the three play-off games against Oxford United and Morecambe. He then played less-frequently in City’s 2007/08 promotion season appearing twenty times before a final appearance against Burton Albion on 26 April 2008.       

Given a free transfer in May 2008, Andy linked up with ambitious Truro City moving to Tiverton Town in November 2011 where he remained until the end of 2012/13. By this time he had gained a degree from Bath University and, after working as a strength and conditioning coach at Ivybridge Community College, set up an injury management and conditioning practice with his wife Claire, a former physiotherapist with both Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle. 


Exeter City

League 133 (play-offs 3); Cups 15 (148)


League 6; Cups 2 (8)

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