18 Facts About Andy Dawson


Andrew Stuart Dawson was born on 20 October 1978 and is an English former professional footballer and coach.


Andy Dawson is part of the coaching staff at Hull City.


Andy Dawson played for United on two occasions during his career having spent ten years with Hull City.


Andy Dawson moved to Hull City on 16 May 2003 on a free transfer from Scunthorpe United.


For both of Hull's first two seasons in the top flight of English football, Andy Dawson was virtually ever-present in the side, contributing one goal each season, both free kicks, the first against Stoke in 2009, and the second against Everton the following season.


On 3 January 2011, Andy Dawson agreed a one-year contract extension with Hull City, due to expire in June 2012.


However, on 6 July 2012 Andy Dawson signed a new one-year deal with Hull City, earning him a testimonial, having completed ten years of service at the club through all four divisions.


Andy Dawson was released on 16 May 2013, along with 11 other Hull City players, meaning that he would not be returning to the Premier League with Hull City.


On 21 November 2012, Andy Dawson officially launched a series of testimonial events, raising money for the Daisy Appeal in East Yorkshire.


On 24 March 2019, Andy Dawson again took over Scunthorpe United as caretaker manager, replacing Stuart McCall until the end of the season.


On 23 September 2019, Andy Dawson returned to the Hull City as part of the Academy Coaching Staff.


On 13 May 2022, Andy Dawson was promoted to first team coach following the departure of Tony Pennock.


On 30 September 2022, Andy Dawson was appointed as interim head coach after Shota Arveladze was sacked after a run of four league defeats.


Andy Dawson oversaw the team achieve nine points across the seven matches he oversaw during his interim spell, returning to the backroom staff following the permanent appointment of Liam Rosenior on 3 November 2022.


On 31 December 2022, Andy Dawson was inducted into the Hull City Hall of Fame.


Andy Dawson is renowned for his long-range shots, particularly from free-kicks.


Andy Dawson is a traditional left fullback, and when playing sports his trademark Umbro Speciali black boots, with old-fashioned white sock ties.


Andy Dawson is the older brother of Nottingham Forest player Michael Dawson, and former Chesterfield defender Kevin Dawson.