Marvin Andrews Autographs Signed Rangers FC Memorabilia
Authentic Marvin Andrews Autographs Signed Rangers FC Memorabilia. Obtained during a private signing session with Marvin Andrews on the 25th March 2021.
Marvin Andrews (born 22 December 1975) is a retired Trinidadian footballer who played as a centre back.
Andrews’s career includes spells at Livingston, with whom he won the Scottish League Cup in 2004; and Rangers, where he won the double of the League Cup and the Scottish Premier League title in 2005. Most recently he played for Scottish League Two club Clyde.
Between 1996 and 2006 Andrews was a regular for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team; winning 99 caps up to that point. He had stated that he wished for another callup in future; and earned his 100th cap in a 2–3 defeat to Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match on 6 June 2009.
A devout Christian, Andrews also practices faith healing at the “Zion Praise Centre International”, a church based in Kirkcaldy described as being Pentecostal. Andrews claims his faith was largely inspired by former Livingston teammate Javier Sánchez Broto.
In the 2004–05 season (his first season with Rangers autographs) he injured the cruciate ligament in his knee while playing. The injury, supposed to keep him off the field for months; but Marvin Andrews autographs, only off for one Scottish League Cup match and back the next week as he believed God would keep him fit; a move which worried medical staff and supporters alike. Andrews’ leg and form held up for the rest of the season; which saw his first SPL medal but the same injury eventually caught up with him; ruling him out of Trinidad And Tobago’s World Cup 2006 campaign. When Andrews scored for Rangers, or won the Man of the Match at Ibrox Stadium, the song “I’m a Believer” by The Monkees.
In February 2006, Andrews controversially labelled homosexuals as “an abomination” and said, “There is a demon in their spirits, their spirits are ill. But God can help them through his church and anyone who doubts this can check the Bible”. In an interview with The Guardian in October 2007, he sought to clarify his beliefs, claiming that what was written in the 2006 article was “a misquote and it was taken out of context” and saying that he didn’t have anything against homosexuals themselves, rather that it was homosexual acts that he believed were against God’s will.