Blyth, Northumberland born left back Andy York began his football career prior to the First World War with Sleekburn Albion in 1914 and after the conflict joined Bedlington United in 1919, playing for Blyth Spartans in 1920 before joining First Division Sunderland, for whom he made his Football League debut against Arsenal in October 1921, his only appearance in two seasons at Roker Park.
In the summer of 1923 he joined Second Division Coventry City and remained a fringe player, making 17 appearances for them, 15 of which were in their relegation season of 1924-25, after which he was released, joining Northampton Town in the close season. In two seasons at The County Ground he made 13 appearances per season, before he finally found regular football with a move to Lincoln City in the 1927 close season. He missed 4 games in the following two seasons but lost his place in March 1930 and left the club in the summer to join Midland League Newark Town after 6 goals in 114 appearances for The Imps. He then spent 4 years at Newark before finally joining Scarborough in 1934, his last club before his retirement.