Mark Anderson (footballer)

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Mark Anderson
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Personal information
Full name Mark Thomas Anderson
Date of birth (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Durham, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Spennymoor Town FC
Youth career
1999–2005 Sunderland
2008–2011 Barry Buccaneers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Baton Rouge Capitals 11 (3)
2012–2014 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 48 (12)
2015–2016 Carolina RailHawks 11 (1)
2016– Spennymoor Town FC 25 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 July 2015.

Mark Anderson (born 13 February 1989) is an English footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Spennymoor Town.[1]

College and amateur career[edit]

Barry University[edit]

Anderson played college soccer at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. As a freshman, he recorded 11 goals and 11 assists, leading the nation in assists per game.

Among other honors, Anderson was named 2011 Daktronics DII National Soccer Player of the Year and 2011 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for DII men's soccer.

Baton Rouge Capitals[edit]

After his sophomore season at Barry, Anderson joined PDL side Baton Rouge Capitals. He helped the Capitals to a second-place finish in the Southeast Division and a run to the Semifinal round of playoffs.

Professional career[edit]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers[edit]

Anderson participated in the 2012 NASL Combine where he was picked up by the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He was an integral part of the Strikers' unbeaten preseason, scoring three goals in the club's final three games. On 22 March 2012 the Strikers announced that Anderson had signed professional terms with the club.[2] He chose the number 20 jersey, last worn by Gerson Mayen.

Anderson made his professional debut with the Strikers in the first match of the season as a second half sub against FC Edmonton on 7 April 2012.[3] He scored his first professional goal in the Strikers 3-3 draw against the Carolina RailHawks at WakeMed Soccer Park with top-corner shot from outside of the box.[4]

Since joining the Strikers, Anderson has scored several spectacular goals with both feet. He scored from inside his own half in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup in a match against the San Jose Earthquakes. On 2 June, he scored the winning goal from near the corner flag in a Florida Derby match against rivals Tampa Bay Rowdies.

On 30 July, Anderson recorded his first multiple goal game as a professional, scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory against the Carolina RailHawks.[5] The goals were Anderson's sixth and seventh in the last seven NASL matches.

Carolina RailHawks[edit]

Anderson signed with NASL club Carolina RailHawks on 21 January 2015.[6]

Spennymoor Town FC[edit]

Anderson signed with Spennymoor Town FC in his native country and county. In his first season, he helped them get promoted via the play-offs.

Career statistics[edit]


Statistics accurate as of 25 March 2013

Club Season League Cup Playoffs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2012 25 11 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 28 13 4
2013 18 11 8 2 4 0 20 15 8
Career total 43 22 12 4 6 0 1 0 0 48 24 12


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
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