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Marvin Anthony Andrews
Marvin Andrews NicknameDog
PositionDefender
Height6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Date of Birth December 22nd, 1975 (age 38)
Place of Birth San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago
Debut March 21st, 1996 (aged 20)
Caps/Goals102    ( 10 goals)
Current ClubElgin City (8/2014- present)
Previous ClubsForfar Athletic (7/2013-5/2014), Albion Rovers (1/2013-5/2013), Kirkintilloch Rob Roy (10/2011-5/2012), Wrexham (8/2010-5/2011), Queen of the South (1/2010-5/2010), Queen of the South (12/2009-12/2009), Hamilton Academical (7/2009-1/2010), Raith Rovers (3/2009-6/2009), Raith Rovers (10/2006-5/2008), Glasgow Rangers (5/2004-8/2006), Livingston (9/2000-5/2004), Raith Rovers (9/1997-9/2000), Carib FC (1997-1997), San Juan Jabloteh (1995-1996)
SchoolsSan Juan Secondary Comprehensive


Marvin Andrews’ hulking frame and fearlessness in the tackle have made him a fans’ favourite both in Trinidad and Tobago and with club side Glasgow Rangers in recent years.

At 30 years of age, the Trinidad-born centre-half will be a vital figure in marshalling the Soca Warriors’ defence as the Caribbean debutants prepare to face up to the likes of England’s Wayne Rooney and Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Group B at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™.

Andrews began his career with San Juan Jabloteh and FC Carib in his native T&T but soon embarked on a foreign adventure that took him to very different surroundings in Scotland, first with Raith Rovers and then with top-flight side Livingston.

He excelled for both and, in 2004, Alex McLeish decided that the defender – a devout Christian who actively practices faith healing – was ready for a move to the big time with Rangers, where he subsequently won the league title in 2004/05.

Despite damaging knee ligaments during that campaign, his first at Ibrox, he played on, defying medical advice to undergo urgent surgery. His reward came when he was named Rangers’ Player of the Year, a first for a Trinidad-born player, which Andrews later described as “the honour of a lifetime”.

On the international scene, Andrews has performed just as impressively, amassing almost 100 caps since making his senior debut back in 1996 and steadily becoming a lynchpin in his national team’s defence.

Tall, powerful and dominant in the air, he played a crucial role in T&T’s qualifying run to Germany 2006. Andrews risked serious damage to his knee in the two-legged play-off with Bahrain, but played a key role in the Soca Warriors’ dramatic win, this just weeks after further trouble with his ligaments had been diagnosed.

His inspiration came from the bitter memory of watching his country miss out on reaching Italia 90 on the final day of qualifying. Sixteen years on, Andrews – who was then but a boy – helped exorcise that ghost and realise a long-held dream.

Few, even in a city as divided by club allegiances as Glasgow, can find a bad word to say about this most courageous of players. For his international team-mates, meanwhile, Andrews’s professionalism and commitment make him, according to T&T goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, “the complete package”.

The centre-half will certainly need all his physical and mental strength this summer, when he is sure to be a vital component in a Soca Warriors side who, traditionally, are renowned more for attacking flair than defensive solidity.
(FIFA WC 2006 profile)



Honors for Marvin
  • Scotland's Division 2 winner's medal with Raith Rovers in 2008/2009
  • Trinidad & Tobago Chaconia Medal Gold (World Cup Squad) in 2006
  • Scottish Premier League winner's medal with Glasgow Rangers in 2004/2005
  • Glasgow Rangers Players' Player of the Year in 2004/2005
  • CIS Scottish Cup winner's medal with Livingston in 2004
  • Livingston Player of the Year in 2003/2004
  • Livingston Player of the Year in 2002/2003
  • Scottish Premier League Player of the Month (for August) with Livingston in 2001
  • Scotland's Division 1 winner's medal with Livingston in 2000/2001
  • Raith Rovers Player of the Year in 1999/2000

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