Andrew David Townsend (born 23 July 1963) is an English former footballer and current co-commentator for BT Sport, who played in two World Cups for the Republic of Ireland.
Starting his career at Welling United and then Weymouth, Townsend came to prominence at age 21 when he signed with Southampton. In 1988, he moved on to Norwich City, before joining Chelsea two years later. In 1993, he signed with Aston Villa and enjoyed four successful years before his transfer to Middlesbrough. His final club was West Bromwich Albion, where he retired in 2000.
Following his retirement as a player he became a football co-commentator.Close