|Full name||Nicholas Stephen Paterson|
|Date of birth||19 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Lanark, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Current club||Ottawa Fury FC|
|2007–2008||Des Moines Menace||28||(15)|
|2009||Harrisburg City Islanders||18||(2)|
|2010||Real Maryland Monarchs||19||(0)|
|2014–||Ottawa Fury FC||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Early career in Scotland
Paterson grew up in Motherwell, and was a member of the academy at storied Scottish football club Motherwell, before signing a professional deal with Hamilton Academical in 2002. He made his professional debut on 3 August 2002 in a Scottish Second Division game against Cowdenbeath as a 17-year old. He went on to play sixteen league and three Scottish League Cup games for Hamilton over the next two seasons, usually from the substitute's bench, before leaving at the end of the 2003/2004 season.
College and amateur
Paterson moved to the United States in 2005 after being offered a college scholarship by the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He played four years college soccer for the UNLV Rebels, earning Second Team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honours as a sophomore in 2006. During his college years Paterson also played two seasons for Des Moines Menace in the USL Premier Development League scoring 15 goals earning top scorer in both seasons.
Paterson returned to the professional ranks in 2009 when he was signed by the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Second Division. He made his debut for Harrisburg on 18 April 2009 in Harrisburg's 2–2 opening day tie with the Richmond Kickers.
After playing for USL-2 club Real Maryland Monarchs in 2010, Paterson transferred up a division to USSF Division 2 club AC St. Louis. However, after only a few days at the club it emerged that Paterson could not extend his current visa and had to return to the UK with an option to sign with AC St. Louis next season.
While home Paterson signed a short-term contract for Scottish side Clyde in September 2010, and played his first game for the team on 25 September, an 0–0 draw against East Stirlingshire. He scored his first goal for the Bully Wee on 16 October in a 3–2 loss to Arbroath.
Paterson signed a contract on 21 January 2011 to play for Charleston Battery in the American Soccer USL Pro league. He led the team in scoring with 8 goals and was named the offensive MVP. In 2012, Paterson increased his offensive output from his midfield position and was the league's second top scorer with 10 goals amassing 22 points. He was selected 7 times to the USL Team of the week. Paterson for the second year running was named the Offensive MVP for the Charleston Battery and added the overall team MVP.
- Paterson signs