Andy Harper

  • Andy Harper, Soccer Speaker

    Andy Harper was an Australian football (soccer) player who played in Australia’s National Soccer League for St George, Marconi, Brisbane Strikers and Newcastle United. Since retiring in 2001 he has written three books, the most popular being (Johnny Warren’s biography), Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters, The Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren & Soccer In Australia.

    He has been a commentator on SBS covering the 1998 FIFA…

    Location: NSW, Australia
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About Andy

Andy Harper was an Australian football (soccer) player who played in Australia’s National Soccer League for St George, Marconi, Brisbane Strikers and Newcastle United. Since retiring in 2001 he has written three books, the most popular being (Johnny Warren’s biography), Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters, The Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren & Soccer In Australia.

He has been a commentator on SBS covering the 1998 FIFA World Cup, covered the European Championships in 2000 and 2004 with Fox Sports, hosted Channel 9’s coverage of the 2002 World Cup and on 29 July 2006 he joined the Fox Sports team covering the A-League and hosts the Total Football show.

Andy Harper is also a regular contributor as an ‘expert’ Football commentator in the print and electronic media’s coverage of football in Australia. The “new” face of Sydney FC is a familiar one – Andy Harper, the best player never to have played for Australia, has been given a Socceroo-sized task as the inaugural chief executive of the A-League’s biggest club.

The 37-year-old former player (321 games for seven clubs), life member of the players’ union, part-time author, media analyst, development officer, government adviser and assistant coach has landed a full-time challenge to guide Sydney FC into next year’s new national competition. His eclectic resume does not include a stint in a management role, but club chairman Walter Bugno does not see that as a hindrance. “Andy brings respect and credibility to our club as one of the most highly regarded people in the game,”

Andy Harper has been a commentator on SBS covering the 1998 FIFA World Cup, covered the European Championships in 2000 and 2004 with Fox Sports, hosted Channel 9’s coverage of the 2002 World Cup and on 29 July 2006 he joined the Fox Sports team covering the A-League and hosts the Total Football show. He also took on a more corporate role as the inaugural Chief Executive of A-League club Sydney FC.

Andy Harper is an articulate, entertaining and informative speaker with a wealth of information by football, the media and sports management

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