Fernando Patterson

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Fernando Patterson
Personal information
Full name Fernando Arturo Patterson Castro
Date of birth (1970-02-11) 11 February 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth La Francia de Siquirres, Costa Rica
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Limonense
1990–1994 Turrialba
1994–1996 Municipal Puntarenas (3)
1996–1998 Xelajú
1998–1999 Cobán Imperial (7)
1999–2001 Xelajú (13)
2002–2003 Cartaginés
2003–2004 Ramonense (1)
2004–2007 Xelajú 85 (0)
2008 San Carlos 0 (0)
2008–2009 Heredia Jaguares 25 (2)
2009–2010 Xelajú 37 (3)
2010–2011 Xinabajul
2011 Coatepeque
2012–2013 Xelajú 57 (0)
National team
1993 Costa Rica 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Fernando Arturo Patterson Castro (born March 15, 1970 in Costa Rica) is a retired Costa Rican football goalkeeper who finished his career at Xelajú in Guatemala's top division.

He is a naturalized citizen of Guatemala.

Club career[edit]

Born in La Francia de Siquirres,[1] Patterson has spent part of his playing career in Costa Rica, but he has spent most of it in Guatemala with Xelajú.

He made his debut in 1989 at Limonense and played 113 matches, scoring three goals when also deployed as a striker,[1] for Limonense, Turrialba and Puntarenas,[2] before moving abroad to play in Guatemala with Xelajú and Cobán Imperial. He joined Cartaginés in January 2002[2] and moved to Ramonense in 2003. In summer 2004, Patterson returned to Xelajú.

He signed for San Carlos in January 2008[3] from Guatemalan side Xelajú, only for him to disappear from the club three weeks later.[4] He ended up playing in Guatemala again for Heredia Jaguares. He signed again for Xelaju from Heredia in June 2009.[5] In May 2011 he returned for another spell at Xela after a season at Xinabajul,[6] only to send him to Coatepeque for the 2011 Apertura season.[7] He returned to playing for Xelajú in 2012[8] and saved three penalties in the 2012 Clausura final against Municipal for Xelajú to clinch the league title and Pattersons third title with the club after 1996 and 2007.[9]

Patterson retired in June 2013, at 43 years of age.[10]


As of April 2007, he had scored 24 league goals and two in the Guatemalan Cup.[11] In November 2009, he was ranked 8th of goalkeepers who had scored most goals by the IFFHS with 28 goals in total[12] and in February 2013 he ranked 7th with 35 goals.[13]

International career[edit]

Patterson made his debut for Costa Rica in a July 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup third place match against Jamaica.[14] The game proved to be his only cap since he never played again for the Ticos.

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