Player Profile - Details
The son of former Aberdeen defender Doug, Andrew is another local lad and a product of the AFC Youth Academy. A powerful defender who reads the game well, Andrew can fill the left back role as well as his more normal central defensive position. Born in Banchory, he made his professional debut in May 2004 in a 2-1 defeat to Dundee, making his second appearance at the end of the following season.
Since the 2005/06 season he has been a regular in the side and has been one of the most consistent performers. Andrew was deservedly named the AFC Player of the Year for season 2011-12, an award voted for by the fans. He also picked up the Player of the Year award voted for by his fellow teammates.
The following season he was again in great form, but suffered a serious injury against Dundee in December which led to him missing the rest of the campaign. His influence and importance to the side was very evident whilst he was out. He returned to the starting line-up in 2013-14 when he played against Partick Thistle on the 14th September. Andrew was again back to his reliable best, mostly playing at left back and helped the team lift the League Cup.
He has improved his game with age and was justifiably awarded a testimonial match for services to the club at the age of 28. A match against Dutch side FC Twente was the highlight of a year of celebrations for his commitment to his boyhood club. The 2016/17 season was another successful year for the Club and he more than played his part. An incredible hatrick on the eve of his 30th birthday in the 7-0 victory at Dundee was soon followed up by another awards double as he collected the Player of The Year and Players Player of The Year.
At the start of the 2017/18 Andy reached 400 games for Aberdeen, which saw him break into the top seven on the all-time appearance list.
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