Player #11

Appearances:

11

Starts:

11

Goals:

5

Seasons:

5

Andy Hunter
Andy Hunter

Source: 1879-80 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Andy Hunter
Andy Hunter

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Andy Hunter

Position

Forward

From

1879-80

To

1882-83

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Andy Hunter

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

15
16
17
18

Division

FAC
FAC
FAC
FAC

Appearances

11
2
3
1
5

Starts

11
2
3
1
5

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

5
1
3
0
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Andrew Hunter

Birth Date

August 1864

Birth Place

Joppa, Ayrshire

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Vale of Leven FC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Ayr Thistle |
Third Lanark |
Vale of Leven FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1883

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Andy Hunter
Andy Hunter

Source: 1879-80 Aston Villa Team Portrait.

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Andy Hunter
Andy Hunter

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1879-80 Aston Villa, Free, 11 | 5 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 13 December 1879

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 13 December 1879

Stafford Road (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 13 December 1879

Final Appearance

Saturday, 3 March 1883

Notts County (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 3 March 1883

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

12 June 1888, Aged 23

Andy Hunter

Player #11 for Aston Villa, Andrew Hunter, known as Andy Hunter played as a forward for the club. Andy made his debut in the 1879-80 FA Cup campaign - Villa’s first entry into the competition.

Andy was born in Joppa, Scotland on 1st August 1864 and was the brother of Villa legend Archie Hunter.

Andy made his debut as a 15 year old on the 13th December 1879 after Villa had signed him from Vale of Leven FC and he went on to represent the club for four successive seasons from 1879-80 to 1882-83.

Andy became Villa’s first goalscorer in the FA Cup when he netted in the 1-1 draw in the FA Cup tie with Stafford Road on Saturday, 13 December 1879. Andy was also Villa’s youngest ever goalscorer - just 15 years old.

Andy’s final game came on 3rd March 1883 having reached a career best 5th Round of the FA Cup that season before having to retire from football through illness and a thigh injury aged just 18.

Andy in a tragic twist of fate passed away of a heart attack on 12th June 1888 aged just 23 after emigrating to Australia. His older brother Archie would similarly suffer a heart attack less than two years later on 4th January 1890 in the 7-0 loss to Everton during which he suffered the heart attack having been believed at half time to have just fainted.