Andy Nelson (footballer)

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Andy Nelson
Personal information
Full name Andrew Nesbitt Nelson[1]
Date of birth (1935-07-05) 5 July 1935 (age 85)
Place of birth Custom House, England
Position(s) Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1959 West Ham United 15 (1)
1959–1964 Ipswich Town 193 (0)
1964–1965 Clapton Orient 43 (0)
1965–1968 Plymouth Argyle 94 (1)
Total 345 (2)
Teams managed
1971–1974 Gillingham
1974–1980 Charlton Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew Nesbitt Nelson (born 5 July 1935)[2] is a former football player and manager. As a player, he won the Football League with Ipswich Town in 1962.

He entered management with Gillingham in 1971, but quit to manage Charlton Athletic in 1974, and was an immediate success with promotion from the Third Division in 1975. 1976 and 1977 saw top ten finishes in the league, but in the following two years Charlton had rely on last day results to escape relegation, and Nelson came under pressure. In 1979, he came under increased pressure as Mike Bailey was appointed as chief coach, and by March 1980 his contract had been cancelled after three successive defeats with Charlton in the relegation zone.


Ipswich Town



  1. ^ "Andy Nelson". Sport Bild. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (1984). Canon League Football Players' Records 1946-1984. Newnes Books. p. 344. ISBN 0-600-37318-5.
  3. ^ King, Elvin (9 April 2011). "Sir Alf Ramsey inducted into Ipswich Town Hall of Fame". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 21 March 2014.

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