Mark Patterson (footballer born 1968)
|Full name||Mark Patterson|
|Date of birth||13 September 1968|
|Place of birth||Leeds, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mark Patterson (born 13 September 1968 in Leeds) is an English former professional footballer. He played over 300 Football League matches for Carlisle United, Derby County, Plymouth Argyle and Gillingham between 1986 and 2002.
Patterson began his career as a trainee with Carlisle United, turning professional in 1986, but after just 22 matches was signed by Derby County, then in the First Division for £60,000. He had to wait four years before making his first team debut, which came in November 1991 and, although he appeared to be on the verge of becoming a first-team regular, he was then sidelined by injury for several months and could not regain his place. In July 1993 he moved to Plymouth Argyle, who paid £85,000 for his services.
Patterson played over 130 Football League matches for Plymouth before being sold to Gillingham for £45,000 in October 1997. He made over 120 appearances for the Kent club but was forced to retire in 2002 due to injury.
Patterson had a spell as assistant manager at Folkestone Invicta but left in 2006 to return to Gillingham as youth team manager. until March 2010. Patterson has since returned to the club as the Development Coach, where he works and manages part of the youth team, the third year scholars and younger professionals.
- Mark Patterson career stats at Soccerbase
- Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. pp. p248. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X.
- The Sun
- The Daily Telegraph
- Keith Pestell (2006-11-29). "Mark Patterson returns to Priestfield". gillsconnect.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-08-31.[dead link]
- "Patterson leaves U 18s". Gillingham F.C. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-03-20.