Gerry Peyton

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Gerry Peyton
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Personal information
Full name Gerald Joseph Peyton
Date of birth (1956-05-20) 20 May 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Arsenal (goalkeeping coach)
Youth career
1974–1975 Atherstone Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 Burnley 30 (0)
1977–1986 Fulham 345 (0)
1983–1984 Southend United (loan) 10 (0)
1986–1991 Bournemouth 202 (0)
1991–1993 Everton 0 (0)
1991–1992 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
1992 Norwich City (loan) 0 (0)
1992 Brentford (loan) 14 (0)
1993 Chelsea (loan) 1 (0)
1993 Brentford 5 (0)
1993–1994 West Ham United 0 (0)
Total 597 (0)
National team
1977–1992 Republic of Ireland 33 (0)
1983 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
1992 Republic of Ireland B 1 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1997 Jubilo Iwata (goalkeeping coach)
1997–1998 Vissel Kobe (goalkeeping coach)
1998–2000 AIK (goalkeeping coach)
2001–2003 Fulham (goalkeeping coach)
2003– Arsenal (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gerald "Gerry" Joseph Peyton (born 20 May 1956 in Birmingham, England) is a former Irish footballer, who featured as a goalkeeper for clubs such as Burnley, Fulham, Bournemouth, Everton, Bolton Wanderers, Norwich City, Chelsea & West Ham United. Peyton since 2003, has been the goalkeeping coach of English club Arsenal.[1][2][3]


Born in Birmingham, Peyton' footballing debut came with him featuring for Burnley in July 1976. He thereafter left Turf Moor in October of that year to link up with Fulham where he stayed until February 1984. Peyton headed out on loan to Southend United in March, staying there for another three months. He returned to Craven Cottage in July, ultimately leaving Fulham in the summer of 1986.

Peyton made the move to Bournemouth soon afterwards where he stayed for the next five seasons. He eventually moved on towards Everton in 1991, where he was continually loaned in particular to Bolton Wanderers, Norwich City, Brentford and Chelsea. Peyton returned to Goodison Park in March 1993, eventually being sold to West Ham United in the summer of 1993, where he stayed for a solitary season. He thereafter brought an end to playing days soon afterward. In all, Peyton notched up over six hundred league appearances, while also winning 33 international caps for the Republic of Ireland.[1] Peyton, after his player career came to an end, took up the role of a goalkeeping coach with Japanese teams Vissel Kobe and Jubilo Iwata. He also worked in an identical role with club AIK Solna of Sweden. Peyton thereafter linked up from July 2003 to present with English club Arsenal[1]



  1. ^ a b c "Gerry Peyton". 
  2. ^ "Gerry Peyton". 11 V 
  3. ^ "Gerry Peyton". World 
  4. ^ Lynch. The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. p. 144. 
  5. ^ Lynch. The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. p. 146.