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Andy Fordham Bio
Andrew Fordham popularly known as Andy “The Viking” Fordham is an English former professional darts player. He was born in Bristol, England and brought up in Charlton, London, England. Andy Fordham who is nicknamed “The Viking” has had a wonderful darting career with ups and downs. In his darting journey, the two biggest achievements he made is his victory in the 2004 BDO World Darts Championship and his win in the Winmau World Masters in 1999.
Fordham made his debut on stage in the 1995 BDO World Darts Championship, however he couldn’t make it further than the semi finals. Well, this was not his only loss in the semi finals. It was followed by a series of losses in semi finals in the years 1996,1999 and 2001. But, this could not stop him from making a mark in the history of darting. He rose again to become a reigning star of darts. In 2004, Andy Fordham earned his title of World Championship and made his reputation in the sports.
Andy Fordham has been playing in BDO events from 1990 to 2009, after which for two years he participated in the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) events. He again went to play in the BDO events from 2013 to 2018. Fordham’s declining health adversely affected his career. In November 2004, he got unwell while playing a match against Phil Taylor and had to discontinue playing. After a nine month absence from darts, Andy Fordham made his comeback in 2007 but faced loss in the tournament.
His consecutive failures, his declining health, nothing could stop Fordham from rising. With his undying attitude to win, he became successful in earning the love and respect of dart lovers. After the 2018 World Masters, Fordham has not participated in any BDO darts.
Andy Fordham FAQs
We’ve collated some frequently asked questions about Andy Fordham for your reading pleasure. Get to know the man!
What is Andy Fordham’s nickname?
The Viking – because he was a man mountain when he played!
How old is Andy Fordham?
At the time of writing, Andy is 59 years old. His date of birth is the 2nd of February, 1962.
Where was Andy Fordham born?
Andy was born in Bristol, United Kingdom and calls Charlton, London, England his hometown.
When did Andy Fordham first start playing darts?
When did Andy Fordham debut?
Fordham made his debut on stage in the 1995 BDO World Darts Championship.
What Darts does Andy Fordham use?
21g Winmau ‘Viking Raiders’.
What was Andy Fordham’s walk on music?
“I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred.
How good was Andy Fordham at Darts?
Andy was an exceptional player, here’s a list of his achievements:
BDO Majors highlights:
- World Ch’ship Winner (1) 2004
- World Masters Winner (1) 1999
- World Darts Trophy Semi Final: 2002
- Int. Darts League Semi Final: 2003
- Finder Masters Runner Up: 2001
PDC Premier events highlights:
- Grand Slam Group Stages: 2015
- British Matchplay: 1995
- British Pentathlon: 1998, 2003
- Finnish Open: 1994
- Isle of Man Open: 1995
- Norway Open: 1995, 2000
- Swiss Open: 1994
- WDF Europe Cup Pairs: 1996
- WDF World Cup Pairs: 1995
- Welsh Open: 2002
Who is Andy Fordham’s wife?
Jenny Fordham – the pair got married in 2000. Congratulations to them!
What is Andy Fordham’s net worth?
It’s estimated after a succesful darts career, Andy Fordham net worth is $2 million. Not too shabby!