17 Facts About Andy Woodman


Andrew John Woodman was born on 11 August 1971 and is an English football manager and former player, who played as a goalkeeper.


Andy Woodman is currently the manager of National League club Bromley.


Andy Woodman made league appearances for 10 clubs in England during his playing career.


Andy Woodman spent the first five years of his career playing at Crystal Palace without making a first team appearance.


Andy Woodman was first sent off against Leyton Orient for violent conduct and then a week later for deliberate handball against Colchester United in the FA Cup.


In both games, Andy Woodman was replaced by 15-year old substitute Ross Bellotti, who remains the youngest goalkeeper ever to appear in the football league or FA Cup proper.


Andy Woodman moved to Northampton Town in March 1995 where he is regarded as something of a cult figure, being granted a testimonial by the club in summer 2007.


Andy Woodman was loaned to Brentford in January 1999 and then moved there on a free transfer.


Andy Woodman found himself loaned out again, this time to Oxford United in January 2002, before signing permanently for them when the loan ended in March.


Andy Woodman was released by Oxford United in 2004 and then played for Stevenage Borough, Redbridge and Thurrock.


When Pardew moved to Charlton Athletic, Andy Woodman followed him in the summer of 2007 as goalkeeping coach.


On 9 January 2017, following Pardew's departure and the appointment of Sam Allardyce as manager of Crystal Palace, it was announced that Andy Woodman had left the club.


Andy Woodman was appointed to his first managerial role on 1 February 2017 at National League South Whitehawk.


Andy Woodman left the club later that year after ensuring National League South safety.


On 18 January 2022, Bromley announced that they had received an official approach from League One side Gillingham for permission to speak to Andy Woodman regarding their managerial vacancy.


Andy Woodman won his first trophy as a manager, the FA Trophy, in May 2022.


Andy Woodman's son, Freddie, is a goalkeeper with Preston North End.