23 Facts About Newcastle’s New Signing Andros Townsend

Here’s some 22 facts about Andros Townsend with most of them being taken from the Newcastle web-site which issued a fact-file on the 24 year-old England International winger after he successfully completed a medical today and signed a contract at Newcastle which takes him through to the summer of 2021 – a five and a half year deal.

Newcastle United Unveil New Signing Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend – at St. James’ Park today

  1. Andros Townsend was born in Leytonstone, in North-East London, on 16th July, 1991.
  2. Andros is of Greek Cypriot and Jamaican descent.
  3. He joined Tottenham Hotspur’s Youth Academy at the age of eight, working his way up through the ranks at White Hart Lane.
  4. In March 2009, at the age of 17, Townsend joined then-League One side Yeovil Town on loan, making his Football League debut against Milton Keynes Dons and going to appear ten times for the Glovers, scoring once.
  5. At the start of the 2009/10 campaign, the youngster’s next temporary move was Leyton Orient. He remained at Brisbane Road until the end of that December, finding the back of the net twice in 24 outings.
  6. Another loan spell followed, this time to Milton Keynes Dons, in January 2010, where Townsend played nine games and scored twice, although was recalled after two months due to injury.
  7. Having proved himself at League One level, the winger was allowed to step up to the Championship with Ipswich Town in the first half of the 2010/11 season. He made 16 appearances and scored once for the Tractor Boys.
  8. Townsend’s Tottenham debut finally arrived on 9th January, 2011. He starred in an FA Cup third round home tie against Charlton Athletic, scoring and being named man of the match.
  9. Two further loan spells followed that season. The first, at Watford, ended after just three games before Townsend then moved on to Millwall, where he scored twice in 11 games.
  10. Townsend featured for Tottenham six times in the Europa League in the first half of the 2011/2012 campaign, before joining Leeds United and then Birmingham City in the second half of that season.
  11. Having served his apprenticeship in the lower leagues, the wide man was handed a Premier League debut on 16th September, 2012, as a late substitute in a 3-1 victory at Reading.
  12. He spent the second half of the 2012/2013 season on loan at Queens Park Rangers, but despite some eye-catching performances, and two goals in 12 appearances, he was unable to save the R’s from top flight relegation.
  13. In all he made 110 appearances while out on loan with 9 goals
  14. The 2013/2014 campaign saw Townsend firmly establish himself at White Hart Lane, making 33 appearances in all competitions, and scoring two goals.
  15. He leaves Spurs having turned out 93 times for his boyhood club and finding the back of the net 11 times.
  16. Townsend represented England at U-16, U-17, U-19 and U21 levels, before being called up to the senior Three Lions squad in September 2013.
  17. At the England Youth level he picked up 18 caps with two goals
  18. In October, 2013 he picked up his first senior cap when he was handed a starting spot against Montenegro. England won the World Cup qualifier 4-1, with Townsend scoring their third goal and being named Man of the Match.
  19. The winger missed the 2014 World Cup through injury and to date has ten caps and three goals for his country, with all those appearances coming under current national boss Roy Hodgson.
  20. He is primarily left-footed but is very good with either foot.
  21. He can play on either wing or even up front as a striker.
  22. He is a lifelong Tottenham fan.
  23. He scored a hat-trick on his Newcastle debut at Everton on 3rd February, 2016.