Callum Paterson

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Callum Paterson
Personal information
Full name Callum Paterson
Date of birth (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth London, England[1]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City
Youth career
2004–2010 Tynecastle Boys Club
2010–2012 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Heart of Midlothian 137 (34)
2017– Cardiff City 0 (0)
National team
2012 Scotland U18 1 (0)
2012 Scotland U19 1 (0)
2012–2015 Scotland U21 12 (2)
2016– Scotland 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2016

Callum Paterson (born 13 October 1994)[2] is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a right back for Championship side Cardiff City.

Early life[edit]

Paterson's father is Scottish and his mother is from Zimbabwe. His maternal grandmother is South African.[3] Paterson was born in London and moved from there to Scotland when he was three years old.[3][1] He grew up in South Queensferry[4] where he attended Queensferry High School.[5] He is the cousin of fellow footballer Michael Travis.[4]

Club career[edit]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

Paterson began his career as a youth player at Tynecastle[6] before joining Heart of Midlothian in 2010.[7][8] A member of the club's Under-20 side[9] he was promoted to the first team during pre-season in the summer of 2012 and made his first team debut on 14 July, in a friendly against Raith Rovers where he scored the first goal of the game.[10] Having impressed during these pre-season fixtures,[11] on 4 August he made his Scottish Premier League (SPL) debut aged 17, in a 2–0 win over St Johnstone.[12] He made his European debut on 23 August, in a 1–0 defeat to Liverpool at Tynecastle.[13] On 31 August, Paterson signed a new contract extending his stay with the club until 2015.[14] On 22 September 2012, he scored his first two Career goals[15] in a 3–0 win over Dundee Utd in the SPL.[16] On 22 January 2013,[17] Paterson suffered ligament damage to his foot[18] in training that ruled him out of the Scottish League Cup Semi-final against Inverness that weekend.[19] The injury required surgery and ultimately ruled him out for the remainder of the season.[20] During his debut season Paterson made twenty seven appearances, scoring four times[21] In doing so he played as a right-back, midfielder and as a striker,[22][23] with the latter being the position he played in before joining Hearts.[24]

On 11 August 2013, Paterson scored his first goal of the 2013–14 campaign, when he headed home the only goal in the Edinburgh derby against Hibernian at Tynecastle.[25] On 27 April 2014, Paterson scored a brace against city rivals Hibernian in a 2–1 win. A week later he scored again in a 5–0 win over Kilmarnock and also scored three days later against Partick Thistle.

Cardiff City[edit]

On 7 June 2017, Paterson agreed a three-year deal with EFL Championship side, Cardiff City.[26]

International career[edit]

Paterson earned caps at both under-18 and under-19 level in 2012 before establishing himself as a regular in Scotland under-21 squads.

On 10 November 2014, manager Gordon Strachan called Paterson into the senior Scottish squad for the first time after Phil Bardsley pulled out of the squad injured, ahead of a European qualifier against the Republic of Ireland and a friendly against England.[27]

He made a debut in Scotland national team on 29 May 2016 in a 0–1 lost friendly match against Italy.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 May 2017[28][29]
Club statistics
Club Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2012–13 22 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 27 4
2013–14 37 11 4 0 1 0 0 0 42 11
2014–15 29 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 31 7
2015–16 29 5 4 1 3 1 0 0 37 7
2016–17 20 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 20 9
Total 137 34 12 3 6 1 6 1 158 38

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Heart of Midlothian

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kiddie, Paul (January 2013). "Heart of Midlothian Pen Pics". Scottish Communities League Cup Programme. Semi-final Inverness v Hearts: P28. 
  2. ^ "Callum Paterson". uefa.com. Uefa. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Callum Paterson reveals he’s eligible for four countries". Edinburgh News (Scotsman). 6 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Queensferry teen's debut for Hearts". linlithgowgazette.co.uk. Linlithgow Gazette. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cousins snapped up for senior squads". linlithgowgazette.co.uk. Linlithgow Gazette. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "I can't believe I'm about to face Steven Gerrard, says Hearts starlet". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Callum Paterson". hydc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian Youth Development Committee. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Foot injury ends Callum Paterson's season". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "U20 team". heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian F.C. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Match Report: Raith Rovers 0–3 Hearts". Heart of Midlothian F.C. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Hearts boss backs young talent". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Hearts 2 – 0 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Hearts 0–1 Liverpool". BBC Sport. BBC. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Contract for Callum". heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian F.C. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Hearts kid Callum Paterson gets first career goals as they demolish Dundee United". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Dundee Utd 0–3 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Injury blow for Callum". heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian F.C. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Callum Paterson out until next season after surgery on injured foot". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "Hearts teenager Callum Paterson to miss semi-final and will have scan on his ankle". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "Blow for Hearts as striker Callum Paterson is ruled out for the rest of the season". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Callum Paterson in 2012/2013". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Hearts boss says Callum Paterson will be a full-time striker after double". sport.stv.tv. STV. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  23. ^ "Hearts starlet Callum Paterson set for extended run up front". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Hearts youngster Callum Paterson may retain striking berth against Dundee Unite". scotsman.com. Edinburgh Evening News. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  25. ^ "A Callum Paterson header gave Hearts a vital victory and bragging rights in a frantic and edgy Edinburgh derby.". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  26. ^ "Callum Paterson: Scotland defender joins Cardiff City on three-year deal". BBC Sport. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  27. ^ "Hearts defender Callum Paterson called up by Scotland". BBC Sport. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  28. ^ "Callum Paterson". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  29. ^ "C Paterson". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  30. ^ "PAT ON THE BACK? Jamie Walker or Callum Paterson? Find out who picked up Hearts’ Player of the Year gong". The Sun. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 

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