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Andrew Thorpe (born 15 September 1960)[1] is an English former footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Stockport County, Tranmere Rovers and Doncaster Rovers.[2] He holds the title of record appearance maker for Stockport County, with 489 league appearances, and 555 in all competitions.[2]

Andy Thorpe
Personal information
Full name Andrew Thorpe
Date of birth (1960-09-15) 15 September 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Stockport, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1986 Stockport County 314 (3)
1986–1988 Tranmere Rovers 53 (0)
1988–1992 Stockport County 175 (0)
1994 Macclesfield Town 5 (0)
1995–1997 Chorley
1997 Doncaster Rovers 2 (0)
1997–199x Chorley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thorpe made his Stockport debut as a 17-year-old in 1978 and went on to make 380[citation needed] appearances before leaving for Tranmere Rovers before the 1986–87 season. After 18 months he returned to County where he made a further 175 appearances. His last game for the club was against Peterborough United in the 1992 Football League Trophy final at Wembley, before being released at the end of the season. He went on to play in Australia[2] and for non-league club Chorley, before returning to the Football League at the age of 37 to play twice for Doncaster Rovers on a non-contract basis, after which he went back to Chorley.[1]

He is currently the physio at Rochdale A.F.C.


  1. ^ a b "Andy Thorpe". Forward Productions. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Andy Thorpe". Stockport County F.C. 27 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2009.