Mark Patterson (footballer born 1968)

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This article is about the former Carlisle, Derby, Plymouth and Gillingham player. For the former Blackburn, Preston and Bury player, see Mark Patterson (footballer born 1965).
Mark Patterson
Personal information
Full name Mark Patterson
Date of birth (1968-09-13) 13 September 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986-87 Carlisle United 22 (0)
1987-93 Derby County 51 (3)
1993-97 Plymouth Argyle 134 (3)
1997-2002 Gillingham[1] 124 (2)
* 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3][4]

Post-playing career[edit]

Patterson had a spell as assistant manager at Folkestone Invicta but left in 2006 to return to Gillingham as youth team manager.[5] until March 2010.[6] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Patterson career stats at Soccerbase
  2. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. pp. p248. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  3. ^ The Sun
  4. ^ The Daily Telegraph
  5. ^ Keith Pestell (2006-11-29). "Mark Patterson returns to Priestfield". gillsconnect.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-08-31. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Patterson leaves U 18s". Gillingham F.C. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-03-20.