Pat Mountain

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Pat Mountain
Personal information
Full name Patrick Douglas Mountain
Date of birth (1976-08-01) 1 August 1976 (age 37)
Place of birth Pontypridd, Wales
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers (Goalkeeper Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995-1996 Barry Town ? (?)
1996-1998 Cardiff City 5 (0)
1996 Barry Town (loan) ? (?)
1998 Barry Town 8 (0)
1998-1999 Yeovil Town 0 (0)
1998-1999 Gloucester City ? (0)
1999 Barry Town 1 (0)
1999-2003 Newport County 205 (0)
National team
Wales U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Patrick Douglas "Pat" Mountain (b 1 August 1976) is a former Welsh goalkeeper currently working for Wolverhampton Wanderers as a goalkeeping coach.

Background[edit]

Born in Pontypridd, Pat grew up in Llantwit Major. He won three schoolboy international caps.


Club career[edit]

Mountain began his career at Barry Town and appeared for them in the UEFA Cup where he helped them to a win over BVSC Budapest before bring eliminated by Aberdeen. His impressive performances caused Cardiff City to take notice and he signed for them on a non-contract basis as cover. Following an injury to the first choice goalkeeper he started a handful of games for the Bluebirds, making his debut in a 2-1 defeat against Mansfield Town. During his time at the club he went on loan to Barry Town eventually returning to them on a permanent deal. He left Barry Town to sign for Yeovil Town in 1998 and eventually moved on to Newport County via Gloucester City. He went on to make over 200 appearances for the side and won player of the year awards on two separate occasions .

He was eventually forced to retire at the age of just 27 due to persistent knee problems which, despite having three major operations on, he could not recover from.

International career[edit]

Mountain has represented Wales in four different age levels and is a former Wales U21 international and was a regular in the side for several years.

After retirement[edit]

After being forced to retire from playing through injury, Pat became one of the youngest people ever to obtain UEFA's outfield and goalkeeping coaching 'A' licenses. He is also an FA accredited tutor of goalkeepers and has both their 'A' and 'B' license qualifications.

Pat started his coaching career at Cardiff City working with the academy goalkeepers before moving on to work with Cheltenham Town and Hereford United as first team goalkeeper coach.

On 7 August 2008 it was confirmed that Mountain had signed for Football League Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers as their Goalkeeper Coach replacing Bobby Mimms. Mountain has worked with former Wolves associates in John Ward, Keith Downing and Graham Turner.

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