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Top facts about Andros Townsend, Everton new signing

Thu 30 December 2021 | 13:00

Here Sportmob would take you through some of the most enthralling top facts about Andros Townsend, Everton new signing, featuring everything there is to know in line with his professional and personal life affairs.

The English professional footballer currently features in Premier League club Everton and the England national team in the position of a winger.

The 30-year-old Down Town, joined Everton in 2021 on a two-year deal until the end of June 2023, after that he has been without a club since the expiration of his contract at

Crystal Palace

in late June.

Signing from Newcastle United in July 2016, he spent five years of his career at Crystal Palace, he racked up around 85 appearances and 16 goals for the Eagles.

During this period, he went on to make an unforgettable effort against Manchester City, being nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award, while he became an outstanding figure for a number of strikes like this as well as for his dedicated service to the club.

But even before that, he was the product of the Tottenham Hotspur academy and starred in numerous England youth clubs, and then he was initially loaned out to various League One and then Championship clubs.

He also spent a short stint of his career, playing for Tottenham as he made his Premier League debut on 16 September 2012.

Afterwards, following a half-season loan to Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, he eventually succeeded to establish himself as a regular Tottenham player for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons.

Yet again he fell out of favour at Tottenham and went on to join

Newcastle United

for a short period in the 2015–16 season, until his transfer to Crystal Palace.

Top facts about Andros Townsend, Everton new signing

Here we have delved into the Top facts about Andros Townsend.

Andros Townsend quick facts

Bio

  • Full name

    : Andros Darryl Townsend

  • Popular name

    : Andros Townsend

  • Nickname

    : Down Town

General information

  • Date of birth

    : 16 July 1991

  • Age

    : 30 Years old

  • Place of birth

    : Leytonstone, England

  • Birth sign

    : Cancer (The Crab) 

  • Nationality

    : English

  • Ethnicity

    : Afro-American

  • Religion

    : Unknown

Physical status

  • Hair colour

    : Brown/Black

  • Eye colour

    : Brown

  • Height

    : 181 cm

  • Weight

    : 73 kilo

Personal life

  • Father

    : Troy Townsend

  • Mother

    : Katerina Erodotou

  • Marital status

    : Married

  • Sexuality

    : Straight

  • Spouse

    : Hazel O’Sullivan

  • Children

    : Two

Football information

  • Profession

    : Football player

  • Position(s)

    : Winger

  • Current team

    : Everton

  • Jersey number

    : 14

Andros Townsend childhood and family

Andros Townsend was born on 16 July 1991 in Leytonstone, North East London, where David Beckham also hailed from.

In every phase of Andros Townsend, his parents were there to back him up as his father Troy, was a coach and Kick It Out campaigner, and her mother Katerina, who would drive her son and his four siblings everywhere.

While he has his maternal origin from Cyprus, he draws Jamaican heritage too by the side of his father in as much as his paternal grandparents, Mabel and Lloyd were Jamaican who came to the UK in the 1960s as part of the ‘Empire Windrush’ wave of immigration.

So then they resided in a small terrace house in Hackney, east London, where Andros Townsend father Troy, raised up, while Lloyd worked as a labourer.

But back to our footballer childhood, while he tended to go for Greek lessons at his secondary school, in Rush Croft Sports College on Saturday mornings, he started learning football when he was just an infant.

Much of Andros Townsend football training was on the basis of his big brother Kurtis guidance, who was Troy’s first-born son to his previous partner Maria.

Anyone who knew Townsend as a boy was very touched by his determined character with an insatiable desire to succeed at the highest level and as a result he left all of them perplexed by the nature of his emergence too.

Just at the age of eight years old when he joined the

Tottenham Hotspur

academy, it was crystal clear that Andros had the prerequisite talent and motivation to become a big footballer, however, he had to tackle some professional and personal hindrances.

That is to say, when he was 10 years old, he lost his elder brother Kurtis on December 15, 2001 who was 18 years old, in a car accident as he was being driven with three team-mates to a game for Cheshunt FC, the side Troy was in charge of back then.

But what has made his death even more heart-wrenching is the fact that he was the only death toll of that crash notwithstanding his seating in the back of the car.

Even worse is that Kurtis was born on August 28, the same date as their younger sister Nadine, so every year happiness is attached to grief on her birthday.

However, in commemoration of Kurtis, a stand at Cheshunt’s Theobalds Lane stadium is named after him, since he had joined Wimbledon’s academy, and 10 years after his death, a memorial game was organised there so as to mark the 10th anniversary of his passing away.

The day when Andros made it even more unforgettable as he put away a goal for Tottenham in a Europa League match away to Shamrock Rovers in Dublin and pointed to the skies in tribute to his late elder brother.

Then at the age of 15, he was released from Tottenham, yet he was fortunate enough to be called up again following two days in the light of replacement of the old coaches as the new ones recalled him again.

Then eventually in March 2009, he was loaned to Yeovil Town and made his football league debut against Milton Keynes Dons accompanied by fellow Spurs academy player Jonathan Obika. As he made ten caps and put away one goal for Yeovil, he helped them avoid relegation.

Among

top facts about Andros Townsend

, it is worth mentioning that his favourite player at the time of his development was the former Spurs and Newcastle midfielder David Ginola.

Andros Townsend professional career

Townsend joined the senior Tottenham team when manager Harry Redknapp was at the helm of the club. In August 2009, he was loaned to League One club Leyton Orient for one month, while he went on to stay at the end of December.

This means that following racking up 26 caps and two goals, most prominently a "great goal" in a 3–3 draw against Yeovil, that was passed three opposing players with a run that began in his own half, he came back to Tottenham.

While he had not made his Tottenham debut, he was again transferred on loan to a League One club, Milton Keynes Dons, until the end of the season, yet he was recalled just two months after that because of injuries.

During this time, he made 9 appearances and scored two goals for the Dons as he finished the season without debuting for Tottenham.

Likewise on 12 August 2010, he made another season-long loan agreement and was transferred to the Championship level with Ipswich Town. However, while he returned on 20 December, he appeared 16 times and scored one goal for Ipswich Town.

Then his senior Tottenham debut occurred on 9 January 2011, in the third round FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane against Charlton Athletic where he scored the first goal and successfully was selected to be Man of the Match, while it was his only appearance for Tottenham for the remaining of the season since he was loaned to two other clubs after that.

He moved to Championship club

Watford

on 20 January 2011 on loan until the end of the season, yet with making 3 caps he finished his stint with them on 23 February.

In the same way, on 7 March, he was loaned to the Championship club of Millwall until the end of the season racking up 11 appearances and two goals for them.

Hopefully, for the first half of Tottenham's 2011–12 season, he starred regularly in their Europa League campaign, appearing six times in the competition and went on to extend his contract until the end of the 2016 season.

While he made just one more cap for Tottenham, in the League Cup, on 1 January 2012, he was loaned to Championship club Leeds United until the end of the season and as a result of his unsatisfaction, he changed his loan club and joined their Championship rivals Birmingham City in February.

While he was at Leeds, he featured 7 times, including an outstanding "dream debut", and scored one goal. Likewise, at his span with Birmingham, he made 15 league caps and one in the second leg of their unfortunate promotion play-off semi-final against Blackpool.

Then he stayed at Tottenham for the first half of their 2012–13 season, and under the new manager André Villas-Boas, he made his Premier League debut on 16 September, appearing as a late substitute.

While he starred a further four times in the Premier League all as a late substitute, outside the league he appeared a further five times, once in the League Cup and FA Cup respectively, and three times in the Europa League.

He also succeeded to score his third Tottenham goal with a "superb low left-foot shot into the bottom corner from just outside the area" in a 3–0 triumph over Carlisle United in the League Cup third round.

Moreover, on 31 January 2013, he was loaned to

Premier League

club Queens Park Rangers until the end of the season, making twelve appearances for the club, including a Man of the Match performance on his debut.

To be specific, he netted two goals in March, which was a dipping volley from outside the penalty area in a 3–1 victory at home over Sunderland, and an equalising deflection in a 3–2 away defeat to

Aston Villa

.

Afterwards, he returned to Tottenham, started the second Premier League match of their 2013–14 season, and managed to make a total of 33 caps and scored two goals for them too, while one of the goals was his first in the Premier League in a 2–0 victory away over Aston Villa.

Then while the club was at the helm of

Mauricio Pochettino

, he started the 2014–15 season making the number of 35 appearances, and netted five goals. He also started in Tottenham's  2–0 defeat to Chelsea in the 2015 League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on 1 March.

But unfortunately, after a touchline argument with the club's fitness coach, he could not make any more first-team appearances for Tottenham and thereby he moved to Newcastle United on a five-and-a-half-year contract reportedly for a fee of around £12 million.

Although his debut was not an auspicious start for him, in his next game he received a standing ovation and earned a Man of the Match performance which led Newcastle to climb out of the relegation spots.

While he scored his first goal for the club in his third match, a shot from just outside the area, which was a 90th-minute consolation goal in a 5–1 away loss to Chelsea, he went on to join Premier League club Crystal Palace on a five-year contract as they triggered his £13 million release clause just six months after he joined from Tottenham.

His debut for Palace occurred on 13 August 2016, in a 1–0 loss to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League as he also put away his first goal for the club in a 4–1 triumph over Stoke City in the league on 18 September.

As one of the amazing

top facts about Andros Townsend

, on 22 December 2018, he scored a 30-yard volley in a 3–2 victory over

Manchester City

in the league, while it was later voted as Premier League Goal of the Month for December and Premier League Goal of the Season, along with making the shortlist for the 2019 FIFA Puskás Award too.

Then in the cope of the expiration of his contract with Crystal Palace, he signed a two-year agreement with Everton on 20 July 2021.

He debuted for them on 14 August 2021, when he provided an assist to Richarlison's goal so as to lead Everton to come from behind to defeat

Southampton

3–1 on the opening day of the season.

Then on 13 September 2021, he put away his first Premier League goal for Everton, smashing in a long-range effort from 30 yards to make Everton come ahead since they eventually earned a 3–1 triumph over Burnley and therefore it is no wonder to see this goal grab him the Premier League Goal of the Month award.

On the international stage, after that, he represented England at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels, for the first time he received his call-up to the senior England squad in September 2013, for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

Then he debuted against Montenegro in a World Cup qualifier on 11 October, while he succeeded to net the third goal of a 4–1 victory with a "low swerving finish" from outside the penalty area after 78 minutes, two minutes before being substituted, which saw him be called the man of the match. He also went on to score totally three goals in his 13 caps for his national side.

Andros Townsend personal life

When it comes to

top facts about Andros Townsend

, since his joining Everton, the curiosity over his personal life affairs especially his relationship has been raised.

Andros Townsend has been in a long time relationship with his girlfriend, Hazel O'Sullivan who is now conceivably one of the hottest premier league wags.

She is an Irish model who has been with

Everton

footballer since 2013 when for the first time they met each other while he attended a darts event in the O2 in London where she was working as a walk-on girl.

The lovebirds have been together since then and are blessed with two sweet kids, a daughter, Aria and a son, Andros Junior.

Andros Townsend girlfriend

, Hazel O’Sullivan who is three years older than our footballer, has come to the spotlight in England when she participated in the English version of the TV show Big Brother.

But before dating our footballer, she had a relationship with Fergus McFadden until the summer of 2013 and even after that, she also had a relationship with ex-boxer Darren Sutherland before she went on to meet Andros Townsend.

While they are happily living a quiet lifestyle, Hazel who is now the mom of two, although wants to get back to work, she prefers not rushing toward her work so as to enjoy spending time with Aria, three, and Andros Junior, two, while they are still young.

After all, she is a family woman now and has responsibilities for her kids. Because she is not the kind of woman who would be convinced to get a nanny for her children.

While she stays at home she is itching to come back doing some work as she has started with social media with her Instagram account of

@itshazelosullivan

 during the pandemic as in this way, she can also look after their two kids on her own utterly as she desires.

For further information about her, stay tuned to the Sportmob website, as we would prepare the top facts about Hazel O’Sullivan, Andros Townsend's stunning girlfriend too as soon as possible.

Andros Townsend net worth 

In regard to top facts about Andros Townsend, it is worth suggesting that when he was at Crystal Palace, he earned approximately $3,888,218.62 (£2,860,000) annually as his salary.

Yet since he just recently joined Everton,

Andros Townsend net worth

and current salary are yet to be revealed. But what is self-evident is that he is making a whopping amount of net worth as a footballer.

Moreover, while his current market value is around €7.00m, he had a market value of €15 million during his stint at Crystal Palace.

Andros Townsend social media

Although the notion of Andros Townsend social media activity is indicated in the last part of our top facts about Andros Townsend, indeed it would not be the least.

Especially when recently at his span with Palace, he accompanied many footballers in England to stay off Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms for about a day after that a number of players received abhorrent abuses.

Therefore with the support of football authorities, they stood against such racial behaviours, requesting decisive action from the multi-billion multi-national tech firms to stop their platforms from being used to stoke up racism and other forms of abuse.

It is notable to suggest that Townsend’s father, Troy, is the head of development for the anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out as well.

With these in mind, undoubtedly he is active on various networking platforms most notably Instagram, where with his account of

@androstownsend

, he has gathered around 146 thousand followers.

As part of the other top facts about Andros Townsend, he was filmed singing the song "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King with the Tottenham youth teammates in the dressing room, which became a viral video across the network.

 

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