|Full name||Andrew Pettinger|
|Date of birth||21 April 1984|
|Place of birth||Scunthorpe, England|
|Current club||Brigg Town|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:40, 5 June 2008 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Andrew "Andy" Pettinger (born 21 April 1984 in) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Brigg Town as well as also operating as Youth team Goalkeeping coach at Football League Two side Scunthorpe United.
He was the product of the Scunthorpe United youth system, before moving to Premier League side Everton. His only appearances as a professional in the Football League came for Grimsby Town. He also played for Ossett Town, Armthorpe Welfare, Brigg Town and Gainsborough Trinity.
At the young age of 16, Andy Pettinger was promoted to the first team setup at Scunthorpe United, albeit at the time, as the clubs 4th choice goalkeeper, in a keeper lineup that consisted of Tommy Evans, Ross Turner and Leigh Herrick.
In April 2000 Premier League club Everton came in for Pettinger's services. And the young keeper signed a two year professional contract with the Merseyside side. In his first season with the club, Pettinger was the 4th choice shot stopper behind the likes of Thomas Myhre, Paul Gerrard and Steve Simonsen. In his latter season with The Toffees he also was understudy to England international Richard Wright. The closest Pettinger ever came to appearing in the first team was when he appeared as an unused substitute in a 1–0 away Premiership victory over Southampton on 20 April 2002.
In September 2002 Andrew left the club after suffering from homesickness, so he returned home to his native Lincolnshire to sign with his former club Scunthorpe's local rivals, having signed a one year contract with Grimsby Town. Pettinger would become the second choice goalkeeper during the 2003-2004 season. Pettinger deputised three times for Aidan Davison throughout the season. Davison was eventually ruled out of the last three months of the season, but the club instead chose to loan in Alan Fettis from Hull City instead of letting Pettinger take over. This decision came despite Pettinger playing notably well when called upon, amongst his games included a 6-1 derby day victory over Barnsley. Following Grimsby's relegation from the Second Division, Pettinger was amongst those players released.
Pettinger made a huge drop down the domestic league's and his next club was to be lowly amateur side Ossett Town, where he eventually linked up with several former Grimsby youngsters such as Ashley Hildred and Kirk Wheeler.
At the start of the 2005-2006 season, Pettinger moved even further down the non league game by signing for Yorkshire amateurs Armthorpe Welfare. In 2006, Armthorpe granted permission for Pettinger to join Football League One side Oldham Athletic on trial, but following a week training with the club he failed to earn a contract. Pettinger left Armthorpe eventually at the end of the 2008-2009 season.
In May 2011 Brian Little signed for his Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity bringing him to the club as understudy to Phil Barnes several weeks after Brigg manager Steve Housham had been appointed as Trinity's new youth team manager. Pettinger served as the second choice keeper under Phil Barnes during the 2011-12 season, but briefly replaced an injured Barnes until Pettinger himself was sidelined with an injury that ruled him out for the remainder of the season. At the end of the 2011-12 season he left Trinity in order to concentrate on his part time coaching work with Scunthorpe United.
Return to Brigg
After one year out of the game, Pettinger returned to playing by signing for Brigg at the start of the 2013–14 season.