20 Facts About Andy Roxburgh


Andrew Roxburgh was born on 5 August 1943 and is a Scottish former football player and manager currently serving as an administrator.

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Andy Roxburgh achieved success with the national youth teams, winning the 1982 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship.

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Andy Roxburgh was appointed Scotland manager in 1986 and achieved qualification for two major tournaments, the 1990 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 1992.

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Andy Roxburgh resigned as Scotland manager in 1993 after failing to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

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Andy Roxburgh was appointed UEFA technical director in 1994 and held this position until accepting a role as sporting director for American club New York Red Bulls from 2012 to 2014.

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Andy Roxburgh currently serves as a Technical Director with the Asian Football Confederation.

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Andy Roxburgh attended Bellahouston Academy, where he was selected for the first team at just 15 years of age.

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Andy Roxburgh played for Glasgow Schools and was a schoolboy and youth internationalist.

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From 1961 to 1963 Andy Roxburgh played for Queen's Park, where he won the Scottish Amateur Cup and was capped by the Scottish national amateur team.

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Andy Roxburgh finished his top flight playing career at Clydebank, where he was player-coach from 1973 to 1975.

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Andy Roxburgh was appointed as the Scottish Football Association's first Director of Coaching in 1975.

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Andy Roxburgh led the player and coach development work in Scotland for over 18 years – coaches such as Jose Mourinho studied under Roxburgh and he helped to develop talents such as Paul McStay.

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Andy Roxburgh was named as the new Scotland manager on 16 July 1986, ahead of more experienced and better known candidates such as Billy McNeill, Jim McLean, Kenny Dalglish and Tommy Docherty.

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Andy Roxburgh would remain in the role for more than seven years.

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Scotland failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 1988, but Andy Roxburgh then guided the team to qualification for the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

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Andy Roxburgh resigned in September 1993, following 61 matches in charge, after failing to achieve qualification for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

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Andy Roxburgh was appointed as UEFA's first technical director in 1994.

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Andy Roxburgh held this position until the end of his contract in 2012.

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Andy Roxburgh initiated the UEFA Grassroots Charter to stimulate the UEFA member associations to further invest in the basis of the game and to acknowledge the importance of healthy grassroots.

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Andy Roxburgh has worked with FIFA, as a member of its Technical Committee, as a FIFA instructor, and as a member of the Technical Study Group at six FIFA World Cups.

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