The 35-year old, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, and back to back European Championships either side of that tournament, has been playing in Japan recently, having signed for Sagan Tosu in the J1 League, after leaving his boyhood club Atlético Madrid for the second time in July last year.
English fans will remember him best for his spell at Liverpool between 2007 and 2011, when he made 142 appearances for the club, scoring 81 times. He was transferred to Chelsea for a £50 million fee in January 2011, a British record at the time, but struggled to replicate his best form at Stamford Bridge, and was eventually sent on loan to AC Milan, before returning to Atlético, the club where he began his career. Nevertheless, during his time at Chelsea he won the Champions League, Europa League, and FA Cup.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.