Player #551

Appearances:

154

Starts:

150

Goals:

44

Seasons:

4

Andy Lochhead
Andy Lochhead

Source: Football card #28 Andy Lochhead issued by IPC Comics under the My Favourite Soccer Stars 1971 series.

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Andy Lochhead
Andy Lochhead

Source: Football card #28 Andy Lochhead issued by IPC Comics under the My Favourite Soccer Stars 1971 series.

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Andy Lochhead

Position

Centre Forward

From

1969-70

To

1972-73

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Andy Lochhead

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

28
29
30
31

Division

D2
D3
D3
D2

Appearances

154
12
52
53
37

Starts

150
11
52
53
34

Substitute

4
1
0
0
3

Unused

1
0
0
0
1

Goals

44
0
13
25
6

*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 Lorimar Lochhead

Birth Date

Sunday, 9 March 1941

Birth Place

Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Leicester City

From

For

£35,000

On

Sunday, 1 February 1970

Previous Clubs

1958-68 Burnley |
1968-70 Leicester City |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Oldham Athletic

For

£15,000

On

August 1973

Subsequent Clubs

1973-75 Oldham Athletic |
1974 Denver Dynamos, NASL |

Andy Lochhead
Andy Lochhead

Source: Football card #28 Andy Lochhead issued by IPC Comics under the My Favourite Soccer Stars 1971 series.

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Andy Lochhead
Andy Lochhead

Source: Football card #28 Andy Lochhead issued by IPC Comics under the My Favourite Soccer Stars 1971 series.

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Villa Career

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

1970-73 £35k, 154 | 150 (4) | 44 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Vic Crowe |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 February 1970

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 21 February 1970

Bristol City (h), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 5 September 1970

Final Appearance

Saturday, 28 April 1973

Carlisle United (a), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 28 April 1973

Honours

1971-72 Third Division Champions

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

18 March 2022, Aged 81

Andy Lochhead

Player #551 for Aston Villa, Andrew Lorimar Lochhead known as Andy Lochhead played as a centre forward for the club between 1969-70 and 1972-73 making 154 appearances, scoring 44 goals
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Andy was born in Milngavie on 9 March 1941 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 21 February 1970 aged 28.

Villa had signed Andy from Leicester City for £35,000 in February 1970 under Vic Crowe as the new Villa boss looked to rebuild the club after the disastrous reigns of Tommy Cummingham and Tommy Docherty.

The initial signs however were less than encouraging as Villa finished 21st and relegated to Division Three for the first time in their history whilst Lochhead failed to score in 12 games.

1970-71 started in similar fashion as Lochhead failed to score in the first 4 games of the season however enter Doncaster Rovers at Villa Park and Lochhead hit a brace as Villa squeaked a 3-2 win. Lochhead would go on to hit 13 goals that season and be Villa’s top scorer as they finished in their lowest ever position in League football.

1971-72 saw Lochhead really get into his stride and finish the campaign as leading for the second consecutive season (25 goals, 19 League and 6 League Cup) as Villa finished Champions of Division Three and promoted back to the third tier.

Division Two football proved to be a much greater challenged for Lochhead and after hitting 6 goals in 37 games he made his final appearance for Villa on Saturday, 28 April 1973 before moving on to Oldham Athletic in August 1973 for a fee of £15,000 aged 32.

Andy had played under manager Vic Crowe.