30 Facts About Andros Townsend


Andros Darryl Townsend was born on 16 July 1991 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Everton.


Andros Townsend spent five years at Palace before departing for Everton.


Andros Townsend joined the Tottenham Hotspur academy at the age of eight.


Andros Townsend made ten appearances and scored one goal for Yeovil as they avoided relegation.


Andros Townsend entered the senior Tottenham team under manager Harry Redknapp.


On 12 August 2010, Andros Townsend signed another season-long loan, moving up to the Championship level with Ipswich Town, but this was terminated on 20 December, as Redknapp believed he had not been playing regularly enough.


On 9 January 2011, Andros Townsend made his senior Tottenham debut in a third round FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane against Charlton Athletic; he scored the first goal and was voted Man of the Match.

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Andros Townsend joined Championship club Watford on 20 January 2011 on loan until the end of the season, but this was terminated early, on 23 February, with Townsend having made three appearances.


Andros Townsend scored his second goal for the club in their final match in the competition, against Shamrock Rovers on 15 December 2011, with a curled shot from outside the box.


On 31 January 2013, Andros Townsend followed Redknapp to Premier League club Queens Park Rangers on loan until the end of the season.


QPR were ultimately relegated, and Andros Townsend returned to his parent club.


Andros Townsend made a total of 35 appearances, scoring five goals, but was reduced to just 17 appearances in the league, having been unable to hold down a starting place until the second half of the season.


On 1 July 2016, Andros Townsend joined Premier League club Crystal Palace on a five-year contract from Newcastle following their relegation to the Championship.


Andros Townsend was originally assigned the number 17 shirt for his first season with Palace.


However, after Yannick Bolasie left for Everton, Andros Townsend was reassigned the vacant number 10 shirt previously worn by Bolasie.


Andros Townsend's strike was later voted as Premier League Goal of the Month for December and Premier League Goal of the Season, as well as making the shortlist for the 2019 FIFA Puskas Award.


Andros Townsend signed for Everton on 20 July 2021 on a two-year contract upon the expiry of his contract with Crystal Palace.


On 24 August 2021, Andros Townsend scored the winning goal in an EFL Cup round two fixture against Huddersfield Town.


Andros Townsend's first two appearances at under-19 level came in the group stage of the 2009 European Championship; he was an unused substitute in the final, which England lost to Ukraine.


Andros Townsend played four times in 2010, once as a starter in a friendly, and three times as a substitute in qualifiers for the 2010 competition.


Andros Townsend received his first call up to the England under-21 team in October 2012 for the Euro 2013 play-off matches against Serbia.


Andros Townsend made his debut in the first leg as a 65th-minute substitute for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling.


Andros Townsend played in two U21 friendlies, in 2012 and 2013.


In May 2013, Andros Townsend was charged by The Football Association over alleged breaches of its rules on betting.


Andros Townsend later admitted to charges under the FA's rules for breaching football betting regulations.

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The 20-yard strike was described as a "sweet right-foot drive into the bottom corner"; Andros Townsend took to Twitter immediately after the match to respond to Paul Merson after he had said Andros Townsend's club form did not justify him being in the England team.


Andros Townsend is the son of Troy Townsend, Head of Development for Kick It Out.


Andros Townsend is of paternal Jamaican and maternal Greek Cypriot descent.


Andros Townsend was brought up in Chingford, and is a lifelong Tottenham fan.


Andros Townsend said in a December 2019 interview that he had been a problem gambler, compulsively betting online on football.