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Paul Pettinger

Personal information
Full namePaul Allen Pettinger
Place of birthSheffield, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubSheffield F.C.

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Paul Allen Pettinger (born 1 October 1975 in Sheffield) is a professional football goalkeeper. He has represented England at schoolboy and youth level. He currently plays for Sheffield F.C..

Pettinger played for Barnsley schools before beginning his senior career as a trainee with Leeds United, turning professional in October 1992. He won an FA Youth Cup winners' medal with Leeds, playing in the side that beat Manchester United in the final. He failed to make the Leeds first team and in December 1994 joined Torquay United on loan. In February 1995 he joined Conference side Halifax Town on loan, playing seven times before the end of the season. He also played six times on loan for Kettering Town in the same season. In August 1995 he joined Rotherham United on loan, but made just one appearance, as a substitute, before returning to Leeds.

In March 1996, Pettinger joined Gillingham on a free transfer, but was released at the end of the season without making his debut. In August 1996 he joined Carlisle United, but failed to appear in their league team. He did however, play in the Football League Trophy final at Wembley. In August 1997 he joined Rotherham United, but again struggled to make regular appearances. He finally forced his way into the team towards the end of the 2000-01 season, at one point playing a career best six football league games in a row, as Rotherham won promotion.

In July 2001 he joined Lincoln City on a free transfer, but played just five times in two years. In March 2002 he joined Kettering Town on loan and in December 2002 joined Telford United on loan. He joined Gainsborough Trinity in February 2003 and in May 2003 joined Kettering Town. He struggled with the travelling from his Barnsley home to Kettering and in February 2004 left to join Hucknall Town. He helped Hucknall win the Northern Premier League title before leaving in the 2004 close season to join Harrogate Town.

He left Harrogate, having missed just one game the previous season, to join Stalybridge Celtic in May 2005. He missed just one game the following season and remained a regular before moving on to Worksop Town in February 2007 for an undisclosed small fee. He played in 11 games for Worksop that season.

He later joined Ilkeston Town from where he moved to Frickley Athletic in January 2008. He subsequently joined Belper Town, moving to Matlock Town in December 2008. In September 2010 he joined Sheffield F.C. debuting in the 2-0 Northern Premier League Division One South away defeat to Carlton Town on 18 September 2010.

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