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Bobby Petta

Bobby  Petta
Birthdate:August 06, 1974 in Rotterdam
Position:Midfielder
International:None
Current club:Retired
Former club(s):Adelaide Raiders (Aus), Heidelberg United FC (Aus), Sydney FC (Aus), Para Hills Knights (Aus), Adelaide United (Aus), Bradford City (Eng), Darlington (Eng), Fulham (Eng), Celtic (Sco), Ipswich Town (Eng), RKC, Dordrecht 90, Feyenoord
Bobby Petta moved abroad in 1996. He was a product of the Feyenoord youth academy but played just one match for the first team. His final two Feyenoord seasons were on loan at Dordrecht and RKC.

In 1996 when his contract expired he moved abroad to play for three seasons at Ipswich Town. In 1999 he went to Celtic Glasgow where he played the longest period abroad with several successes. His final contract year in 2004 was a loan spell at Fulham. Because of injuries and other factors, he tried to revive his English adventure and played for Darlington and Bradford City.

In 2006 Bobby Petta signed a contract with Australian side Adelaide United. Adelaide played in the Hyundai A-League. Former Feyenoord player Aurelio Vidmar was the assistant coach of Adelaide.

Petta has endured a frustrating Hyundai A-League 2007-08 Season, missing 15 games with a foot injury. However, after coming through the last two matches without any problems, he was keen on ending the Hyundai A-League Season and kicking off the 2008 AFC Champions League on a good note.

In July 2008 he moved to Para Hills Knights, a smaller club from the third division to continue his adventure Down Under. He has suffered a lot from injuries during his Adelaide period and was again trying to give his career a new boost.

At the end of October 2008 Sydney FC signed Petta on a short-term injury replacement deal by his former coach at Adelaide, John Kosmina. He featured in most of the matches. His short-term contract ended in January 2009. He signed for the 2009 season for Australian Victorian Premier League club Heidelberg United.

In July 2009 Petta returned to Adelaide but now to play for the Raiders (in second division) for the 2009-10 season before he retired from professional football.

Last update: August 01, 2010