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Marvin Andrews

Marvin Andrews

Marvin Andrews
Birth date: 
December 22, 1975

Marvin Andrew is a Trinidadian football defender at Forfar Athletic. Andrews's career includes spells at Livingston, with whom he won the Scottish League Cup in 2004, and Rangers, where he won the double of the League Cup and the Scottish Premier League.

Between 1996 and 2006 Andrews was a regular for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team, winning 99 caps up to that point. He had stated that he wished for another callup in future and earned his 100th cap in a 2–3 defeat to Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match on 6 June 2009.

Before moving to Scotland, Andrews played with Carib F.C. of Trinidad.

Tall, strong and very good in the air as he have proven to be with a few goals over the years, Raith Rovers sold Andrews for around £50,000 in a multi-player deal. Andrews signed for Livingston on 28 September 2000. Andrews was voted Raith Rovers' "Player of the Day" in the 1999-00 season and, also Livingston "Player of the Year" for the 2003-04 season. On 14 March 2004, Andrews picked up his first major medal when Livingston won the 2003-04 Scottish League Cup by beatingHibernian 2–0 with goals by Derek Lilley and Jamie McAllister.

Andrews signed a two-year deal with Rangers in May 2004 and at the end of his first season with Rangers he scooped the Rangers Player of the Year award, the club also won the Scottish Premier League title on the last day of the season. Also during his time at Rangers he defied medical science by using self healing to overcome a serious cruciate knee ligament injury. It was expected that Andrews would be out of action for up to nine months but he returned after just two weeks looking like there was nothing wrong with him.

He was released by Rangers at the end of the 2005-06 season and was a free agent for a short while, before being re-signed by his former club Raith Rovers on 4 October 2006.

In May 2008, Andrews left Raith Rovers by mutual consent. He appeared for them as a trialist a little less than a year later, playing for the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win over East Fife. Andrews stated that he wishes to remain with Rovers for the rest of the season and signed up yet again to Raith Rovers on 11 March 2009. In July 2009, Andrews signed for SPL club Hamilton Academical.

On 7 December 2009, Dumfries club Queen of the South announced Andrews had signed on a one month loan as cover for the suspended David Lilley and Stephen McKenna.[4]Manager Gordon Chisholm gave Andrews his Queens debut on 12 December in the 2–1 win away to Morton. With bad weather causing a series of fixture portponements atPalmerston Park, Andrews played only one other game for Queens during the loan period, in the 2–2 draw away at Partick Thistle. However Andrews returned to QoS by signing a six-month deal on 29 January 2010.

Andrews was released by Queens at the end of the 2009-10 season.

He joined Wrexham in August 2010 on a short term contract for the 2010-11 season in the Conference Premier.

At the end of 2011, he left Wrexham and joined Scottish Junior Football Association, West Region club Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

At the start of 2013, he joined Albion Rovers in the Second Division. In July 2013, it was confirmed that he had signed for Forfar Athletic.  International career

Andrews was a key player for the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Having made his international début in 1996, Andrews has joined Angus Eve and Stern John in earning 100 caps for his country. He was a regular member of the national team during their qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but a knee injury sustained prior to the opening match against Sweden virtually ruled him out of the tournament. Brent Sancho took his place in the team alongside Dennis Lawrence.