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 63)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Shimizu S-Pulse (coach)
Youth career
1974–1975 Atherstone Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 Burnley 30 (0)
1977–1986 Fulham 345 (0)
1983–1984Southend United (loan) 10 (0)
1986–1991 Bournemouth 202 (0)
1991–1993 Everton 0 (0)
1991–1992Bolton Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
1992Norwich City (loan) 0 (0)
1992Brentford (loan) 14 (0)
1993Chelsea (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)
2003–2018 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.[1][2][3]

Club career[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5][6] Peyton as well won Bournemouth's Player of the Year award for 1987.[7] 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.[1]

Peyton then took up the role of goalkeeping coach with Japanese teams Vissel Kobe and Jubilo Iwata, AIK Solna of Sweden, and, until May 2018, English club Arsenal[1]

International career[edit]

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.[8][9] Altogether he won 33 international caps for the Republic of Ireland.[1]






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  1. ^ a b c d "Gerry Peyton".
  2. ^ "Gerry Peyton".
  3. ^ "Gerry Peyton". World
  4. ^ a b Lynch. The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. p. 144.
  5. ^ a b "Gerry Peyton hails 'magic' of Cherries keeper Artur Boruc". Bournemouth
  6. ^ a b Lynch. The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. p. 146.
  7. ^ a b "'Our spirit was so good... nothing could stop us'". Bournemouth
  8. ^ "Where are they now? Ireland's Euro '88 squad".
  9. ^ "The Heroes of Italia 90 - Where are they now?".