|Full name||Fernando Arturo Patterson Castro|
|Date of birth||11 February 1970|
|Place of birth||La Francia de Siquirres, Costa Rica|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 April 2010
He is a naturalized citizen of Guatemala.
He made his debut in 1989 at Limonense and played 113 matches, scoring three goals when also deployed as a striker, for Limonense, Turrialba and Puntarenas, before moving abroad to play in Guatemala with Xelajú and Cobán Imperial. He joined Cartaginés in January 2002 and moved to Ramonense in 2003. In summer 2004, Patterson returned to Xelajú.
He signed for San Carlos in January 2008 from Guatemalan side Xelajú, only for him to disappear from the club three weeks later. He ended up playing in Guatemala again for Heredia Jaguares. He signed again for Xelaju from Heredia in June 2009. In May 2011 he returned for another spell at Xela after a season at Xinabajul, only to send him to Coatepeque for the 2011 Apertura season. He returned to playing for Xelajú in 2012 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.
Patterson retired in June 2013, at 43 years of age.
As of April 2007, he had scored 24 league goals and two in the Guatemalan Cup. In November 2009, he was ranked 8th of goalkeepers who had scored most goals by the IFFHS with 28 goals in total and in February 2013 he ranked 7th with 35 goals.
- Trayectoria bajo el marco - Al Día (in Spanish)
- Optimista en Cartago Patterson quiere pulir su nombre - Nación (in Spanish)
- Fernando Patterson es jugador de la AD San Carlos - AD San Carlos (in Spanish)
- Fernando Patterson está desaparecido de San Carlos - Nacion (in Spanish)
- Fernando Patterson vuelve a Xela - La Red Deportiva (in Spanish)
- Xelajú confirma cinco refuerzos para la próxima temporada - Prensa Libre (in Spanish)
- Malacateco enfrentará a Coatepeque en juego amistoso - Prensa Libre (in Spanish)
- Fernando Patterson es el amuleto chivo - Prensa Libre (in Spanish)
- Comienza otro reto para Fernando Patterson con Xelajú MC - Prensa Libre (in Spanish)
- El portero de Costa Rica, Fernando Patterson, se retira - Nación (in Spanish)
- Porteros ticos con más de dos años sin goles - Nación (in Spanish)
- Patterson es octavo portero con más gol - Nación (in Spanish)
- Patterson es de los porteros con gol - Nación (in Spanish)
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1993 - Full Details - RSSSF
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