Mark Anderson (footballer)

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Mark Anderson
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Personal information
Full name Mark Anderson
Date of birth (1989-02-13) February 13, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Durham, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Number 20
Youth career
1999–2005 Sunderland
2008–2011 Barry Buccaneers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Baton Rouge Capitals 11 (3)
2012– Fort Lauderdale Strikers 65 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 22, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Anderson (born February 13, 1989) is an English footballer who currently plays for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[1]

College and Amateur Career[edit]

Barry University[edit]

Anderson played college soccer at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. As a freshman, Anderson recorded 11 goals and 11 assists, leading the nation in assists per game. Among other honors, Anderson was named 2011 Daktronics DII National Soccer Player of the Year and 2011 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for DII men's soccer.

Baton Rouge Capitals[edit]

After his sophomore season at Barry, Anderson joined PDL side Baton Rouge Capitals. Anderson helped the Capitals to a second place finish in the Southeast Division and a run to the Semifinal round of playoffs.

Professional career[edit]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers[edit]

Anderson participated in the 2012 NASL Combine where he was picked up by the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Anderson was an integral part of the Strikers' unbeaten preseason, scoring three goals in the club's final three games. On March 22, 2012 the Strikers announced that Anderson had signed professional terms with the club.[2] He chose the number 20 jersey, last worn by Gerson Mayen.

Anderson made his professional debut with the Strikers in the first match of the season as a second half sub against FC Edmonton on April 7, 2012.[3] Anderson scored his first professional goal in the Strikers 3-3 draw against the Carolina RailHawks at WakeMed Soccer Park with top-corner shot from outside of the box.[4]

Since joining the Strikers, Anderson has scored several spectacular goals with both feet. Anderson scored from inside his own half in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup in a match against the San Jose Earthquakes. On June 2, Anderson scored the winning goal from near the corner flag in a Florida Derby match against rivals Tampa Bay Rowdies.

On July 30, Anderson recorded his first multiple goal game as a professional, scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory against the Carolina RailHawks.[5] The goals were Anderson's sixth and seventh in the last seven NASL matches.

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 25 March 2013

Club Season League Cup Playoffs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2012 25 11 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 28 13 4
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 25 11 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 28 13 4

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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  • Goal from midfield [7]
  • Goal from corner flag [8]