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Andy Blair (footballer)

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1981–1984  Aston Villa
Children  Matty Blair
1978–1981  Coventry City
Position  Midfielder
Years  Team
Role  Footballer
Playing position  Midfielder
Name  Andy Blair

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Date of birth  (1959-12-18) 18 December 1959 (age 55)

Place of birth  Kirkcaldy, Scotland

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Andy Blair (born 18 December 1959) is a Scottish former footballer, who spent his career in English football. The highlight of his career was playing in the Villa team that beat Barcelona 3-0 at Villa Park to win the European Super Cup.

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Career

Andy Blair (footballer) Former Aston Villa star Andy Blair and his footballer son

Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Blair grew up in Bedworth, Warwickshire, and was educated at Nicholas Chamberlaine School in the town. He made his league debut for Coventry City, whom he had joined as an apprentice, on 28 October 1978 in a 2-1 win against Birmingham City. He also played top-flight football at Aston Villa (in two separate spells) and Sheffield Wednesday, respectively, and on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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In November 1984, while playing for Sheffield Wednesday against Luton Town, he achieved the unusual distinction of being the first player to ever score a hat-trick of penalties in the League Cup.

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He also appeared for Barnsley and Northampton Town before playing in Malta for Naxxar Lions later returning to England to play for a number of non-league teams, including Kidderminster Harriers. In 1989, he opened a small chain of self-named shops across Coventry, selling sports clothing, sports goods, and school uniforms. The business was acquired by Sporting Success Ltd in 2007 and the stores continue to trade in 2012 He is currently working as a scout for Stoke City.

Personal life

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Blair's son Matty also played for Kidderminster Harriers, and currently plays for League One side Doncaster Rovers.

As a player

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Aston Villa

Winner

  • 1981–82 European Cup
  • References

    Andy Blair (footballer) Wikipedia