Andy Dawson is a professional footballer who plays as a defender. He was born on October 20, 1978 in Northallerton, England. He has two younger brothers, Michael Dawson and Kevin Dawson, who are also professional footballers.
Andy Dawson started his professional football career in 1996 with Nottingham Forest and played there till December 1998, when he was loaned to Scunthorpe United. He made his move permanent by signing a contract with the club in March 1999 for a transfer fee of £70,000, reportedly turning down offers from Preston North End and Aberdeen. He played 198 matches for the club, including those played when on loan, scoring 8 goals along the way.
On May 16, 2003, Andy Dawson joined the Hull City football club on a free transfer. He soon impressed all, especially with long-range goals against Southend United and Kidderminster Harriers. Andy Dawson played well in his first season with the club and was named in the Professional Footballer’s Associaton’s (PFA) Division Three Team of the Year. Hull City finished second in Division Three in the 2003-04 season and moved to the next division.
During the 2006-07 season, Andy Dawson helped his team escape relegation and was named Hull City’s Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year for his brilliant performance. In June 2006, he also got his contract extended until June 2008.
Andy Dawson saw his club rising through the ranks in the English Football League to reach the Premier League. After the play-off final win in the 2007-08 season against Bristol City, the team got qualified to play in the in the 2008-09 season of the English Premier League for the first time in the history.
With this, Andy Dawson achieved a rare feat of playing for a club in all four senior division levels, along with three other team-mates.