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PersonalFullname: Andrew Bell
aka: Andy Bell
Born: 14 July 1932
Birthplace: Not Known
Signed: 27 August 1951
Left: Dec 1953 (Army); Apr 1955 (free); 8 Aug 1955 (Airdrie)
Debut: Dundee 2-1 Celtic, League, 20 Oct 1951
International Caps: N/A
BiogGoalkeeper Andrew Bell signed for Celtic in 1951 from Arthurlie Juniors.
He made his debut in a 2-1 defeat to Dundee at Dens Park on October 20 1951 and stayed at Parkhead for four seasons during which time he was mostly deputy to John Bonnar. He was at this point a 20 year old apprentice engineering draughtsman and opening bat for Bar & Stroud. On board the bus, taken by John McPhail he was present the team with "Boys, meet your new goalie!"
He was in & out due to indifferent results, and dropped back the pecking order.
Andy damaged his shoulder in a match v Drumcondra on Oct 5th 1953, and despite later regaining the no.1 jersey he found the demands of Celtic, competition from other players and Military service too much.
He made 9 appearances in the Jock Stein captained 'Double' winning side of season 1953-54.
He was released in 1955 having made a total of 28 appearances.
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