19 Facts About Andy Petterson


Andrew Keith Petterson was born on 26 September 1969 and is an Australian former soccer player and coach who is a goalkeeping coach for East Bengal.


Andy Petterson had a spell in Ireland with Derry City and a brief period with English non-league side Farnborough Town.


Andy Petterson later played for Perth Glory and ECU Joondalup before retiring in 2010.


Since retiring Andy Petterson has worked as a goalkeeping coach for ECU Joondalup, Bali United, PSIS Semarang, Ilocos United FC and Perth Glory, before joining East Bengal in 2022.


Andy Petterson began his career in his native Australia, leaving East Fremantle Tricolore in 1988 to join the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.


Andy Petterson began the following season as Salmon's deputy, but after his return to the side in January 1997 became first choice, winning the club's player of the year award at the end of the season.


Andy Petterson again returned to the substitute's bench after Ilic was declared fit before he was allowed to join Portsmouth on loan in November 1998 as cover for Alan Knight.


Andy Petterson stayed until February, helping Pompey survive relegation in 1999 before returning to an unsuccessful relegation battle for Charlton Athletic as the South London club returned to the Championship after just one season in the top flight.


Andy Petterson signed for Portsmouth on a free transfer in July 1999 as Alan Ball looked to strengthen his squad after the club's take over.


Andy Petterson was released at the end of the season.


Andy Petterson was released by Brighton in December 2002 and later played in the League of Ireland for Derry City until being released in April 2003.


However, Andy Petterson joined Southend United a week later, playing just once before a free transfer move to Walsall in January 2004.


On his Walsall debut Andy Petterson conceded six goals, and went on to play a further two games.


Walsall were relegated at the end of the season, and Andy Petterson was released in May 2004.


Andy Petterson joined Notts County on a short-term deal in December 2004, but was released at the end of January 2005.


Andy Petterson became the club's Technical Director in 2013 as part of the club's acceptance into National Premier Leagues WA.


Andy Petterson has worked as coach for at Indonesian side Bali United after holding a similar position at PSIS Semarang.


Andy Petterson has was previously the head goalkeeper coach and assistant Coach at Ilocos United FC who competed in the inaugural Season of the Philippine Football League in 2017, as well as holding similar positions at Perth Glory FC.


Andy Petterson was inducted into the Western Australian Football Hall of Fame 2016.