Anton Peterlin (soccer)

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Anton Peterlin
Anton Peterlin photographed by Christopher Vose.jpg
Peterlin in 2012
Personal information
Full name Anton Alexander Peterlin[1]
Date of birth (1987-04-04) April 4, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth San Francisco, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
HIK
Number 21
Youth career
2005 UCSC Banana Slugs
2006–2008 Cal Poly Mustangs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 San Francisco Seals 16 (3)
2008–2009 Ventura County Fusion 24 (2)
2009–2010 Everton 0 (0)
2010–2011 Plymouth Argyle 12 (0)
2011–2012 Walsall 31 (0)
2013– HIK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 20, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Anton Alexander Peterlin (born April 4, 1987) is an American soccer player who plays for the Danish club HIK as a midfielder, having previously played for San Francisco Seals, Ventura County Fusion, Everton, Plymouth Argyle and Walsall.

Career[edit]

Amateur and college[edit]

Peterlin attended Lowell High School, where he was twice named the Most Valuable Player of San Francisco's public high school league.[2][3] After graduating, he enrolled at the University of California, Santa Cruz, before transferring to California Polytechnic State University, where he majored in biology.[citation needed] At Cal Poly SLO Peterlin was a Big West All-Conference First Team selection and an All-NSCAA Far West Region Third Team selection in his senior year.[citation needed]

During his collegiate off-seasons Peterlin played for the San Francisco Seals and Ventura County Fusion in the USL Premier Development League.[citation needed] Graham Smith, coach of the Fusion, recommended Peterlin to David Moyes, manager of Premier League club Everton.[4] After impressing during a ten-day trial during the 2008–09 season,[5] Everton announced on July 6, 2009, that they would sign him to a one-year contract.[6] Peterlin rejected offers from Major League Soccer clubs Chicago Fire and San Jose Earthquakes to join Everton.[4]

Professional[edit]

Peterlin made his Everton debut on July 10, 2009, in a pre-season friendly defeat to Bury.[7] He played in eight reserve team games for the Toffees, but never made a first team appearance in any competition.[citation needed] He was released upon his contract expiry in June 2010 and he was offered a trial by Plymouth Argyle manager Peter Reid, a former Everton player.[8]

Peterlin was successful with his trial and signed a one-year contract with Plymouth Argyle on July 27, 2010.[9] He made his full professional debut on August 7, 2010, in Plymouth's 1–0 opening day victory over Southampton.[10] Having made 14 appearances in all competitions during the 2010–11 season, Peterlin was one of nine first team players released by the club.[11][12] He joined Walsall on trial in July 2011,[13] and went on to sign a one-year contract after impressing their manager Dean Smith.[14][15] He made his debut for Walsall on August 9, 2011, coming on as a substitute for Claude Gnakpa in a 3–0 League Cup defeat against Middlesbrough.[16] Having left Walsall, Peterlin trialled with Hearts[17] and Colorado Rapids.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Born in the United States to a Danish mother and Slovenian father,[19] Peterlin holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Denmark, which eliminated the need to secure a work permit.[20][21] His mother Anne moved from Denmark to the United States to attend the University of San Francisco on a tennis scholarship.[22] Peterlin's brother Sebastian is a rower at Stanford University.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Division Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total Source
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Francisco Seals USL PDL 2007 16 3 - - - - - - 16 3 [24]
Ventura County Fusion USL PDL 2008 16 2 - - - - - - 16 2 [25]
Ventura County Fusion USL PDL 2009 8 0 - - - - - - 8 0 [26]
Everton Premier League 2009–10 - - - - - - - - - -
Plymouth Argyle Championship 2010–11 12 0 1 0 1 0 - - 14 0
Walsall League One 2011–12 26 0 1 0 2 0 - - 31 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowell Alumni Association newsletter, Lowell Alumni Association, Fall 2008, retrieved July 13, 2009 
  2. ^ CIF-SF: San Francisco Sports Information. Boys Soccer All-City 2004–2005. CIF San Francisco Section: Academic Athletic Association.
  3. ^ CIF-SF: San Francisco Sports Information. Boys Soccer All-City 2003–2004. CIF San Francisco Section: Academic Athletic Association.
  4. ^ a b Report: Everton To Sign American Unknown Anton Peterlin, Yahoo! Sports, July 6, 2009, retrieved July 6, 2009 
  5. ^ Everton poised to clinch first summer signing, ESPN, July 6, 2009, retrieved July 6, 2009 
  6. ^ Everton to confirm Peterlin signing, Everton F.C., July 6, 2009, retrieved July 6, 2009 
  7. ^ Bury v. Everton, Everton F.C., July 10, 2009, retrieved July 11, 2009 
  8. ^ "Peter Reid ponders new recruits for Plymouth Argyle". The Herald. July 3, 2010. Archived from the original on July 9, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Anton on Verge". PAFC official website. July 27, 2010. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Southampton 0–1 Plymouth". BBC News. August 7, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Nine out of contract players released by cash-strapped Plymouth Argyle". The Herald. May 20, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Plymouth Argyle release nine first-team players". BBC Sport. May 20, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Walsall hand shot to three trialists". Express & Star. July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Anton Peterlin to accept Walsall deal". Express & Star. July 25, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Walsall sign Anton Peterlin on a one-year contract". BBC Sport. July 27, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Walsall 0–3 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. August 9, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  17. ^ O'Rourke, Pete (July 7, 2012). "Hearts look at American". Sky Sports. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Rapids Notes: Thomas champing at bit for debut in PDX". MLSsoccer.com. August 30, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ Prentice, David (July 4, 2009), "Royal Blue: Everton FC signing Anton Peterlin is living the American dream", Liverpool Echo, retrieved July 7, 2009 
  20. ^ Toffees land US starlet, Sky Sports, May 2, 2009, retrieved July 6, 2009 
  21. ^ Pearce, James (July 7, 2009), "American Anton Peterlin lands deal with Everton", Liverpool Echo, retrieved July 7, 2009 
  22. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (August 12, 2009), "S.F.'s Peterlin acclimating to soccer in England", San Francisco Chronicle, retrieved August 20, 2009 
  23. ^ Player Bio: Sebastian Peterlin, Stanford University, retrieved July 13, 2009 
  24. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  25. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  26. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 

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