Andy Payton

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Andy Payton
Personal information
Full name Andrew Paul Payton[1]
Date of birth (1967-10-23) 23 October 1967 (age 49)[1]
Place of birth Whalley, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
000?–1985 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1991 Hull City 143 (55)
1991–1992 Middlesbrough 19 (3)
1992–1993 Celtic 36 (15)
1993–1996 Barnsley 108 (41)
1996–1998 Huddersfield Town 43 (17)
1998–2003 Burnley 158 (69)
2001–2002 Blackpool (loan) 4 (1)
2003–2004 Stalybridge Celtic
2004 Colne
Total 512 (201)
* 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.[2]


After being released by hometown club Burnley at the age of 15,[2] Payton began his career as an apprentice at Hull City, signing a professional contract in 1985.[3] He joined Middlesbrough for £700,000 in November 1991,[3] 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,[3] 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,[4] he ended his career in non-league football with Stalybridge Celtic and then Colne.


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 287. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ a b Andy Payon Burnley F.C.
  3. ^ a b c Andy Payton at Soccerbase
  4. ^ "League One Ground Guide: Part 1". 12 June 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 

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