Andy Harper is a former Australian national league football (soccer) player, author and now high profile media commentator. He currently presents on Fox Sports on the Hyundai A-League and a variety of high profile international football fixtures.
Andy is a regular contributor as an expert football commentator in the print and electronic media’s coverage of football in Australia. Other television work includes working as the head coach of the Nerds FC, from the reality tv show of the same name, training a team that consisted of 14 bright young geniuses who were trained to play football over three months, climaxing with a match against professional A-League team Melbourne Victory at Aussie Stadium.
He also took on a more corporate role as the inaugural Chief Executive of A-League club Sydney FC.
He is an articulate, entertaining and informative speaker with a wealth of information by football, the media and sports management.
Soccer: Andy played in Australia’s National Soccer League for clubs such as St George, Marconi, Brisbane Strikers and Newcastle United. Playing a total of 321 games for seven clubs, he is widely regarded as the best Australian player to not play for the national team.
Author: Since retiring in 2001, Andy Harper has taken on an increased media role. He has written three books, the most popular Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters – The Incomplete Biography of Johnny Warren & Soccer In Australia.
Commentator: He has been a commentator on SBS covering the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the European Championships in 2000 and 2004 with Fox Sports, and on Channel 9’s coverage of the 2002 World Cup. In 2006 he joined the now long-running Total Football show (now Fox Sports FC), covering the A-League and European football on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm.