Andrew "Andy" Love

Andy Love was born and raised in Renfrew, the son of local parents, his father an Iron Ship Plater. At eighteen, as an attacking winger, he was playing junior football with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and being looked at by senior clubs. In fact ,in the end it was Aberdeen that was to sign him in 1925 and where he was to stay for a decade.

For the Dons he would make well over two hundred appearances at better than a goal every three games. In addition in 1931 he would win three caps on the summer tour to Austria, Italy and Switzerland, two initial defeats and a final win with a last-minute goal from himself. 

Meanwhile, still in The Granite City he had met and in 1927 married local girl, Edith Niven. They would have one son and remain living there for the rest of their lives, this despite at the end of his time at Pittodrie he was to play a season in England at Aldershot before a final one nearer to home at Montrose. And after that he settled to working as a caretaker at King's College in the city before in 1962 being taken into a nursing-home just outwith, where he passed away of a brain-tumour to be cremated at Aberdeen's Old Crematorium. He was aged just fifty-seven, Edith would survive him by almost three decades and die still in Aberdeen in 1989.

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