|Full name||Anthony Andreu|
|Date of birth||22 May 1988|
|Place of birth||Cagnes-sur-Mer, France|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2015–2016||→ Rotherham United (loan)||11||(2)|
|2016–2017||→ Dundee United (loan)||31||(13)|
|2019||→ Hamilton Academical (loan)||17||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17:50, 27 February 2021 (UTC)|
Anthony Andreu (born 22 May 1988) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Ross County.
He began his career as a youth player at Monaco, before playing in Switzerland with CS Chênois and Stade Nyonnais. He moved to Scotland in 2012, initially with Livingston, before joining Hamilton Academical. He signed for English club Norwich City in 2015 and was also loaned to Rotherham United before joining Dundee United for the 2016–17 season. He signed for Coventry City in August 2017, returning on loan to Hamilton in January 2019. In July 2019 he signed for Scottish Premier League team St Mirren.
Andreu spent his early career in France and Switzerland with Monaco, Chênois and Stade Nyonnais.
While playing in Switzerland, Andreu started writing poetry; he is also a fan of books, stating "I have a lot of free time. I love to read – whether it is thrillers, crime stories or more philosophical themes – and I recently bought a book about French history. I sometimes write poems and I note down details about the books I've read."
He signed for Scottish club Livingston in June 2012, alongside David Luongo.It was revealed by John Hughes that the director of football John Collins signed the duo, with the help from Collins' French connections by inviting them on trial, which impressed Hughes' management.
He made his debut for Livingston in the first round of the Scottish Challenge Cup, in a 1–0 loss against Annan Athletic.Andreu scored his first goal in the closing minutes of the match as they beat Falkirk on 2 September 2013. On 2 March 2013, Andreu scored twice in a 4–1 win over Airdrieonians. In a BBC Scotland interview, Andreu's name was mentioned by the UEFA general secretary, David Taylor.
On 2 May 2013, it was announced that he was leaving the club at the end of the 2012–13 season.While at Livingston, Andreu met Julia, daughter of then director of football John Collins (who was responsible for signing him) and they entered into a relationship.
He signed a one-year contract with Hamilton Academical on 1 August 2013, having appeared for the club in the Scottish Challenge Cup a few days earlier as a trialist.He signed a new two-year contract with the club in March 2014. In April 2014, he was nominated for the 2013–14 PFA Scotland's Player of the Year award in the Championship section, but lost out to Hemmings. He was also selected to the 2013–14 Championship PFA Scotland Team of the Year, alongside Hamilton teammates Ziggy Gordon and Ali Crawford.
In the last game of the season, Andreu scored a hat-trick in the first half as they thrashed Greenock Morton. However, the win wouldn't guarantee promotion after Dundee also won on the same day.
He scored the winning goal in the promotion play-off semi-final against Falkirk on 18 May 2014.After losing 2–0 to Hibernian in the first leg, Andreu scored a last minute goal in a 2–0 win at Easter Road to level the tie on aggregate. Hamilton won 4–3 in a penalty shoot-out (with Andreu converting the second kick) to relegate Hibernian and achieve promotion to the Premiership. After the match, Andreu described playing in the Scottish Premiership in the 2014–15 season as "a dream come true" and said the club deserved to be promoted.
He moved to English club Norwich City on 2 February 2015.
Andreu moved on loan to Rotherham United on 1 September 2015.On 26 September, he scored his first goal for Rotherham in a 2–0 win over Birmingham City. On 7 January 2016, he returned to Norwich City to fight for his place in the first team, despite Rotherham manager Neil Redfearn's wishes to extend the loan.
He signed on loan for Dundee United in August 2016.On his debut he scored the winning goal in a Scottish Challenge Cup tie against Peterhead on 3 September 2016. He also scored in the 2017 Scottish Challenge Cup Final as United beat St Mirren 2-1.
On 10 August 2017, Andreu left Norwich City by mutual consent.On the same day he signed a two-year contract with Coventry City. He scored his first goal for Coventry in an EFL Trophy tie against Shrewsbury Town on 29 August 2017.
During Coventry's 1-0 win against Port Vale on 9 September 2017, Andreu suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament which would rule him out for the rest of the 2017–18 season.
He returned to Hamilton on loan in January 2019.
On 4 July 2019 Andreu signed for St Mirren on a one-year deal after being released by Coventry City.On 2 June 2020 it was announced that he would remain with the club under the coronavirus furlough scheme before leaving the club.
On 7 January 2021, Andreu signed for Scottish side Ross County on a short-term deal until the end of the season.
Andreu's playing style has been compared to Cesc Fabregas.
|Stade Nyonnais||2009–10||Swiss Challenge League||29||2||–||–||–||–||–||–||29||2|
|Livingston||2012–13||Scottish First Division||33||7||1||0||3||0||1||0||38||7|
|Hamilton Academical||2013–14||Scottish Championship||35||13||1||0||3||0||5||2||44||15|
|Rotherham United (loan)||2015–16||Championship||11||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||12||2|
|Dundee United (loan)||2016–17||Scottish Championship||31||13||1||2||0||0||10||4||42||19|
|Coventry City||2017–18||League Two||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||6||1|
|Hamilton Academical (loan)||2018–19||Scottish Premiership||17||1||1||0||0||0||—||18||1|
|St Mirren||2019–20||Scottish Premiership||28||2||4||0||4||0||—||36||2|
|Ross County||2020–21||Scottish Premiership||6||0||0||0||0||0||—||6||0|
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