Andy Petterson

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Andy Petterson
Personal information
Full name Andrew Keith Petterson
Date of birth (1969-09-26) 26 September 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Fremantle, Western Australia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper (retired)
Youth career
East Fremantle Tricolore
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1994 Luton Town 23 (1)
1988 Swindon Town (loan) 27 (0)
1993 Ipswich Town (loan) 1 (0)
1994–1999 Charlton Athletic 85 (0)
1994 Bradford City (loan) 3 (0)
1995 Ipswich Town (loan) 1 (0)
1996 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 6 (0)
1996 Colchester United (loan) 5 (0)
1998–1999 Portsmouth (loan) 13 (0)
1999–2002 Portsmouth 32 (0)
2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 0 (0)
2001 Torquay United (loan) 6 (0)
2002 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
2002 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 (0)
2002–2003 Derry City F.C. 0 (0)
2003 Bournemouth 0 (0)
2003 Rushden & Diamonds 0 (0)
2003–2004 Southend United 1 (0)
2004 Walsall 3 (0)
2004–2005 Notts County 0 (0)
2005 Farnborough Town 4 (0)
2005–2006 Derry City 0 (0)
2006 Newcastle United Jets 2 (0)
2007–2010 ECU Joondalup
National team
1987–1988 Australia U-20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 February 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Keith Petterson (born 26 September 1969 in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia) is a former Australian football player who last played for ECU Joondalup in the Western Australian state league. He has a daughter Ellen Petterson (1992) and son Cameron Petterson (1996)


Petterson began his career in his native Australia, leaving East Fremantle Tricolore in 1989 to join English side Luton Town. He spent time with Swindon Town and Ipswich Town before joining Charlton Athletic in July 1994 for a fee of £85,000.

He was third-choice keeper for most of the 1994–95 and 1995–96 seasons, behind Mike Salmon and American Mike Ammann, spending time on loan with Bradford City, Ipswich Town, and Colchester United. However, with both Salmon and Ammann injured towards the end of the 1995–96 season, Petterson played well enough in the final nine games, conceding only five goals, to earn a new contract. He began the following season as Salmon's deputy, but after his return to the side in January 1997 became first choice, winning the club's player of the year award at the end of the season. The start of the 1997–98 season saw Petterson as Charlton's first choice keeper, but lost his place to first Salmon and then Sasa Ilic and was allowed to join Portsmouth on loan in November 1998 as cover for Alan Knight.

Petterson stayed until February, helping Pompey survive relegation in 1999 and signed for Portsmouth on a free transfer in July 1999. He struggled to establish himself at Fratton Park and had loan spells with Wolverhampton Wanderers (February to May 2000) and Torquay United (March to April 2001). He failed to make the Pompey first team at all in the 2001–02 season, behind Dave Beasant and Yoshi Kawaguchi and was allowed to join West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer in March 2002. At the Hawthorns he was understudy to Russell Hoult, as he had been at Portsmouth, and failed to make the first team and was released at the end of the season.,[1] joining Brighton & Hove Albion in August 2002. He was released by Brighton in December 2002[2] and later played in the League of Ireland for Derry City until being released in April 2003.[3]

He moved on to Bournemouth in December 2003[4] and to Rushden & Diamonds in September 2004 on non-contract terms. However, Petterson joined Southend United a week later,[5] playing just once before a free transfer move to Walsall in January 2004.[6]

On his Walsall debut Petterson conceded six goals,[7] and went on to concede a further four goals over the next two games. Walsall were relegated at the end of the season, agonisingly by a single goal and Petterson was subsequently released in May 2004.[8]

Petterson joined Notts County in December 2004, but was released at the end of January 2005. Two months later he joined Conference National side Farnborough Town.[9]

He returned to Australia, joining A-League outfit Newcastle United Jets before returning to Perth to play for semi professional outfit ECU Joondalup.


External links[edit]

Andy Petterson career stats at Soccerbase