Andros Townsend

Birth Day July 16th, 1991
Birth Place Leytonstone, London
Age 33 Years Old

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Andros Townsend is a British football player. He is famous for playing with Premier League club Luton Town. His playing position is a winger. His shirt number for his current team is 30. Starting at Tottenham Hotspur's academy, he ventured through loan spells at lower-league clubs before shining in the Premier League. He had a stint at Tottenham, moved to Newcastle United, then joined Crystal Palace for five years. After Everton, Andros Townsend has signed for Luton Town until January 2024. In his international career, he earned 13 caps and scored three goals for England. 

Andros Townsend Family Details

Andros Townsend, born Andros Darryl Townsend on July 16, 1991, in Leytonstone, London, England, was raised in Chingford. He holds British nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic background, with paternal Jamaican and maternal Greek Cypriot heritage. About his family, his father, Troy Townsend, is the Head of Development for Kick It Out while his mother's name is Katerina Erodotou. Tragically, when Townsend was 10, his half-brother Kurtis passed away in a car accident at the age of 18. He is also related to another professional footballer, his cousin Colin Kazim-Richards. In 2023, Townsend celebrated his 32nd birthday. 

For his education, Townsend attended Rush Croft Sports College.

British Footballer, Andros Townsend Shooting The Ball

Andros Townsend Football Career

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Andros Townsend began his football journey in the Tottenham Hotspur academy at the age of eight, eventually making his senior debut for the club. Along the way, he went on several loan spells to gain experience. 
  • His initial loans included stints at Yeovil Town, Leyton Orient, Milton Keynes Dons, and Ipswich Town.
  • After his debut for Tottenham in an FA Cup match, Townsend continued to go on loan spells to clubs like Watford and Millwall. 
  • In the 2011-12 season, he played in the Europa League for Tottenham, impressing with his performances.
  • Townsend then signed a contract extension with Tottenham in December 2011.
  • Subsequently, he had loan spells at Leeds United and Birmingham City.
  • He finally made his Premier League debut for Tottenham on 16th Seotember 2012 and continued to make appearances in various competitions, adding to his goal tally.
  • On the transfer deadline day of 31 January 2013, Townsend joined Premier League side Queens Park Rangers on loan, reuniting with former manager Harry Redknapp. 
  • During his tenure at QPR, he made a dozen impactful appearances, garnering a Man of the Match award on his debut. 
  • His contributions included scoring two remarkable goals in March: a spectacular dipping volley from outside the penalty area in a triumphant 3-1 victory against Sunderland and a crucial equalizing deflection in a closely contested 3-2 away match against Aston Villa.
  • Despite his commendable efforts, QPR suffered relegation, prompting Townsend's return to his parent club, Tottenham.
  • Andros, back at Tottenham for the 2013-14 season, made 33 appearances, scoring twice in a 5-0 win against Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League and his first Premier League goal in a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa. 
  • Under new manager Mauricio Pochettino in the 2014-15 season, he made 35 appearances, scoring five goals, and started in the 2015 League Cup Final against Chelsea.
  • Townsend's journey to regular first-team football involved nine loan spells, sparking a debate in English football about player development.
  • However, on November 4, 2015, he was dropped from the squad after a touchline argument but later returned, although he made no more first-team appearances for Tottenham.

Newcastle United

  • On January 26, 2016, Andros Townsend, who had yet to make a league appearance for Tottenham, agreed to transfer to Newcastle United for a reported fee of £12 million. 
  • The transfer was officially confirmed the next day, with Townsend signing a five-and-a-half-year contract.
  • Newcastle's head coach, Steve McClaren, praised Townsend's old-fashioned winger style, versatility, and direct approach. 
  • The transfer had been under negotiation for a week, with Newcastle initially seeking a loan deal and then having a £10.5 million transfer offer rejected. 
  • Despite a disappointing debut in an away defeat, Townsend's home debut earned him a standing ovation after a Man of the Match performance that helped Newcastle climb out of the relegation places. 
  • He scored his first goal for the club in his third match, a 90th-minute consolation in a 5-1 away defeat to Chelsea.

Crystal Palace

  • On 1 July 2016, Andros Townsend made a significant move to Premier League club Crystal Palace, signing a five-year contract after Newcastle's relegation to the Championship, with Palace activating his £13 million release clause just six months after his transfer from Tottenham. 
  • He initially wore the number 17 shirt, but following Yannick Bolasie's departure to Everton, he was given the number 10 shirt. 
  • He made his debut on 13 August 2016, and he scored his first goal for the club during a 4-1 victory over Stoke City on 18 September. 
  • In a memorable moment, on 22 December 2018, Townsend scored a stunning 30-yard volley in a 3-2 win against Manchester City, a goal that earned him the accolades of Premier League Goal of the Month for December, Premier League Goal of the Season, and a place on the shortlist for the 2019 FIFA Puskás Award.


  • Andros Townsend joined Everton on a two-year contract in July 2021 following his contract expiration with Crystal Palace. 
  • He made an impactful debut on August 14, 2021, by assisting in Richarlison's goal as Everton triumphed over Southampton 3-1 on the season's opening day. 
  • He continued his impressive form, scoring the winning goal in the EFL Cup against Huddersfield Town on August 24, 2021. 
  • On September 13, 2021, he showcased his prowess with a stunning long-range goal from 30 yards against Burnley, earning him the Premier League Goal of the Month award. 
  • However, a significant setback occurred on March 20, 2022, when Townsend sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury during a match against former club Crystal Palace, forcing him to miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season and the entire 2022-23 season. 
  • Consequently, Townsend departed from Everton, having been sidelined for over 18 months.

Luton Town

  • After departing Everton in June 2023, Andros Townsend underwent a preseason trial with newly promoted Burnley in anticipation of the 2023-24 season. 
  • Initial contractual agreements were reached with Burnley, but they were subsequently withdrawn before the season's commencement, leaving Townsend clubless. 
  • He later described this as "the toughest conversation" of his career, revealing he was "in tears" when informed.
  • Following the disappointment with Burnley, he pursued trials with his local team, Luton Town, also newly promoted to the Premier League. 
  • On October 11, 2023, he officially signed a short-term contract with the club, extending until January 2024.

International Career

  • Andros Townsend's international journey began with appearances in various youth levels for England, including under-16, under-17, and under-19 teams. 
  • He scored twice in his under-17 debut against Northern Ireland in 2007. 
  • Townsend later moved up to the under-21 squad and made his debut in 2012. 
  • In 2013, he was charged with breaching betting regulations, leading to his withdrawal from the European Under-21 Championship finals and subsequent disciplinary action. 
  • He received his first senior call-up in September 2013 and made a memorable debut, scoring a goal in a World Cup qualifier against Montenegro. 
  • He continued to make valuable contributions in subsequent matches, eventually earning his third England goal in a friendly against Italy in March 2015, showcasing his impressive skills and form for the national team.

Awards, Honours, and Achievements

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Football League Cup runner-up: 2014–15 

England U19

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship runner-up: 2009 


  • Premier League Goal of the Month: March 2017, December 2018, September 2021 
  • Premier League Goal of the Season: 2018–19 
  • London Football Awards Goal of the Season: 2019 

Andros Townsend Girlfriend

Andros Townsend is not married, but he has been in a loving relationship with his beautiful girlfriend, Hazel O'Sullivan, for several years. Hazel is known as a model and former PDC walk-on girl. They first crossed paths in 2013, introduced by a mutual friend, and began dating in 2014. The couple is blessed with two children; their first child, a daughter named Aria Valentina Townsend, was born in December 2017, and two years later, they welcomed their second child, a son named Andros Darryl Townsend Jr. As of now, the family enjoys a happy and fulfilling life together. 

Andros Townsend with his girlfriend, Hazel and their two children

Andros Townsend Salary

Andros Townsend, the accomplished professional footballer, has a substantial net worth estimated at $22 million as of 2023. Currently, he earns a significant annual salary from his present club, complemented by prior annual earnings exceeding $2 million from his stints with Everton and Crystal Palace. His primary source of wealth stems from his prosperous football career, including contracts and lucrative endorsements. He has earned himself the prodigious cover on issue 36 of Regtransfers magazine, the publication that delves deep into the world of personal number plates. This affluence allows him to lead a lavish lifestyle. Additionally, as of June 20, 2023, his market value in the football world stands at an impressive €1.5 million.

Andros Townsend Height

Andros Townsend, the handsome footballer, stands at an impressive height of 1.81 meters with an athletic body type, maintaining a fit body weight of approximately 77 kilograms. With his striking features, he possesses brown/black hair and captivating brown eyes. Townsend's dedication to fitness is evident, as he consistently hits the gym to ensure his body remains in top condition, adding to his handsome and athletic appearance.

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