|Full name||Gerald Joseph Peyton|
|Date of birth||20 May 1956|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Shimizu S-Pulse (coach)|
|1983–1984||→ Southend United (loan)||10||(0)|
|1991–1992||→ Bolton Wanderers (loan)||1||(0)|
|1992||→ Norwich City (loan)||0||(0)|
|1992||→ Brentford (loan)||14||(0)|
|1993||→ Chelsea (loan)||1||(0)|
|1993–1994||West Ham United||0||(0)|
|1977–1992||Republic of Ireland||33||(0)|
|1983||Republic of Ireland U21||2||(0)|
|1992||Republic of Ireland B||1||(0)|
|1995–1997||Jubilo Iwata (goalkeeping coach)|
|1997–1998||Vissel Kobe (goalkeeping coach)|
|1998–2000||AIK (goalkeeping coach)|
|2001–2003||Fulham (goalkeeping coach)|
|2003–2018||Arsenal (goalkeeping coach)|
|2018–||Shimizu S-Pulse (coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Gerald Joseph Peyton (born 20 May 1956) is an Irish former footballer who featured as a goalkeeper. Peyton played for teams Burnley, Fulham, Southend United, Bournemouth, Everton, Bolton Wanderers, Norwich City, Brentford, Chelsea and West Ham United. Until May 2018, Peyton had been the goalkeeping coach of English club Arsenal.
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. While at the club Peyton was named to the PFA Team of the Year for 1982. He then headed out on loan to Southend United in March where he stayed 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. With the Cherries Peyton won the Third Division title of 1987. He was also named to the PFA Team of the Year for 1987 while at the club. Peyton as well won Bournemouth's Player of the Year award for 1987. He eventually moved on to Everton in 1991, from where he was loaned 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 retired from playing soon afterwards. In all, Peyton made over six hundred league appearances.
Peyton featured for the Republic of Ireland national football team at the 1988 UEFA European Football Championships and the 1990 FIFA World Cup. At the World Cup Peyton formed part of the famous Irish squad that got to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Altogether he won 33 international caps for the Republic of Ireland.
- PFA Team of the Year-Third Division: 1982
- PFA Team of the Year-Third Division: 1987
- Bournemouth Player of the Year:
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