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. 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.

During his collegiate off-seasons Peterlin played for the San Francisco Seals and Ventura County Fusion in the USL Premier Development League. 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. 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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