|Full name||Andrew Paul Payton|
|Date of birth||23 October 1967|
|Place of birth||Whalley, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|2001–2002||→ Blackpool (loan)||4||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2006-10-15.
Andrew Paul "Andy" Payton (born 23 October 1967) is an English former professional footballer. A striker, Payton played for seven professional clubs in England and Scotland, scoring 200 goals in over 500 appearances, and gaining the nickname the Padiham Predator.
After being released by hometown club Burnley at the age of 15, Payton began his career as an apprentice at Hull City, signing a professional contract in 1985. He joined Middlesbrough for £700,000 in November 1991, which remained Hull's record sale for 15 years, before signing for Celtic in August 1992. After just over a year at Celtic, he returned to England to play for Barnsley. In 1996 Huddersfield Town signed him for £325,000, before selling him to Burnley as part of a swap deal with Paul Barnes in 1998. After five years at Burnley, including a loan spell at Blackpool where he scored once against Bury, he ended his career in non-league football with Stalybridge Celtic and then Colne.
- Andy Payton article Amber Nectar