Anderson, Colin

Birth Date

26th April 1962


Newcastle Upon Tyne



Biographical Text

Anderson began his career as an apprentice at Burnley who signed a number of promising youngsters from the North East at that time.

He became a full professional in April 1980 and within six months he had made his Football League debut against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

However, Anderson was to play only six matches for Burnley before being released in 1982, joining Northern League side, North Shields.

But his stay there was a short one and in September 1982 he was snapped up by Torquay United.

He made the headlines with then Torquay manager Bruce Rioch in 1984, which led to the manager’s resignation following an altercation between the pair.

Anderson won the Torquay United ‘Player of the Year’ honour on two occasions, and in March 1985, after 109 league matches for the Plainmoor club, he was transferred to West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £20,000.

He quickly settled into the Albion team and featured in 140 league games, scoring 10 goals.

Made the short move to West Midlands rivals, Walsall in August 1991 on a free transfer, but he only remained with the Saddlers for one season.

Anderson then moved to Hereford United on a free in August 1992, but after 70 league games and two seasons at Edgar Street, he returned to Devon to sign for Exeter City in July 1994.

His Grecians debut came a month later, a 2-0 defeat against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank. His first and only league goal for Exeter was in a 2-0 win at Scarborough in February 1995.

After being released by Exeter at the end of the 1995-96 season, he later played Devon County League football for Teignmouth and then moved to Western League Dawlish Town in November 1997.



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