By day, Andrew Howe works as a demographer for the Australian Bureau of Statistics. By night, he’s the beloved statistical guru of football in Australia – and he estimates his database includes a whopping 20,000 games.
That includes a century of Socceroos games, as well as Matildas matches, men’s and women’s national league fixtures (from the A-leagues and the NSL it replaced) and even youth fixtures. It’s been a labour of love for over thirty years – but remarkably, football wasn’t even his first sport.
Listen to Andrew Howe on the Fox Football Podcast below!
“I’m a Shire boy. I grew up in the Sutherland Shire in southern Sydney,” Howe told the Fox Football Podcast. “I followed the (Cronulla) Sharks – I still follow the Sharks. I didn’t miss a game for many years as a kid. And I knew nothing about soccer, really!
“For something to do on a Sunday, one of my…