George Paterson (footballer, born 1914)

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George Paterson
Personal information
Full name George Paterson
Date of birth (1914-09-26)26 September 1914
Place of birth Denny, Falkirk, Scotland
Date of death 10 December 1985(1985-12-10) (aged 71)
Place of death New Zealand
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932–1946 Celtic ? (?)
1946–1949 Brentford 62 (0)
1949–1951 Yeovil and Petters United ? (?)
National team
1935–1938 Scottish League XI[1] 2 (0)
1938–1946 Scotland 2 (0)
Teams managed
1949–1951 Yeovil and Petters United
1951–1952 Stirling Albion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Paterson (1914 – 1985) was a Scottish international footballer.

Paterson started his career at Celtic, where he won two Scottish league championships and the Scottish Cup once. He then served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, while playing as a guest for Leicester City, Blackpool, Wolves, Tranmere and Arsenal. After the war he played for Brentford,[2] then became player-manager of Yeovil and Petters United. Paterson then managed Stirling Albion for a season before working variously for Celtic as a trainer and a scout.

Paterson later emigrated to New Zealand and died there in 1985.


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