Eric Paton

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Eric Paton
Personal information
Full name Eric John Paton
Date of birth (1978-08-01) 1 August 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Stenhousemuir
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1999 Hibernian 4 (0)
1998 Stenhousemuir (loan) 16 (1)
1999–2000 Partick Thistle 25 (0)
2000–2002 Clydebank 62 (15)
2002–2008 Queen of the South 173 (10)
2008–2010 Dundee 67 (5)
2010–2013 Stenhousemuir 50 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:20, 20 December 2012 (UTC).

Eric John Paton (born 1 August 1978 in Glasgow) is a Scottish professional footballer.

Paton has developed into a right back, a position that ex-Queens manager John Connolly favoured the former right sided midfielder in. However his versatility has also seen him deployed on the right-back of a midfield five, just inside the wide left man and at left back.

Paton joined Dundee in June 2008, after he signed a pre-contract agreement with the club on 24 January 2008.[1] On 15 October 2010, Paton had his contract terminated by Dundee, a victim of the club entering administration.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

[3]

As of 19 December 2012
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian 1994–95 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
1998–99 Scottish First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Stenhousemuir (loan) 1997–98 Scottish Second Division 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Hibernian Total 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Partick Thistle 1999–2000 Scottish Second Division 25 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 30 0
Total 25 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 30 0
Clydebank 2000–01 Scottish Second Division 27 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 30 7
2001–02 Scottish Second Division 35 8 2 1 1 0 2 0 40 9
Total 62 15 3 1 1 0 4 0 70 16
Queen of the South 2002–03 Scottish First Division 22 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 27 3
2003–04 Scottish First Division 35 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 40 2
2004–05 Scottish First Division 30 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 33 4
2005–06 Scottish First Division 34 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 38 0
2006–07 Scottish First Division 32 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 39 1
2007–08 Scottish First Division 20 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 25 0
Total 173 10 14 0 8 0 7 0 202 10
Dundee 2008–09 Scottish First Division 31 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 33 4
2009–10 Scottish First Division 32 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 39 1
2010–11 Scottish First Division 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 67 5 3 0 6 0 1 0 77 5
Stenhousemuir 2010–11 Scottish Second Division 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3
2011–12 Scottish Second Division 26 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 29 3
2012–13 Scottish Second Division 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 50 4 1 0 2 2 1 0 54 6
Career totals 397 35 24 1 19 2 14 0 454 38
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the Scottish Challenge Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paton signs Dundee pre-contract
  2. ^ Spence, Jim (15 October 2010). "Dundee given 50-50 survival chance by administrator". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Eric Paton Stats". Soccerbase. 

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