Danny Paton

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Danny Paton
Personal information
Full name Robert Simpson Reid Paton[1]
Date of birth 27 January 1936
Place of birth West Calder, Scotland
Date of death 10 March 2011(2011-03-10) (aged 75)
Place of death Livingston, Scotland
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Newtongrange Star
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1964 Heart of Midlothian 51 (18)
1964–1965 Oxford United 2 (1)
1965–1969 Bedford Town 223 (58)
Total 276 (77)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Simpson Reid "Danny" Paton (27 January 1936 – 10 March 2011) was a Scottish footballer, who played for Heart of Midlothian ("Hearts"), Oxford United and Bedford Town.

Paton was born in the coal-mining village of Breich.[2] He was a skilful, ball-playing inside-forward and featured in the Hearts side that won the 1962 Scottish League Cup Final.[2]


  1. ^ "Danny Paton". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Danny Paton". Heart of Midlothian F.C. official website. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 

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