Jim Paterson (footballer)

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Jim Paterson
Personal information
Full name James Lee Paterson[1]
Date of birth (1979-09-25) 25 September 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Left back / Left winger
Club information
Current team
Stenhousemuir (assistant manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2004 Dundee United 101 (4)
2004–2008 Motherwell 108 (5)
2008–2011 Plymouth Argyle 65 (1)
2010 Aberdeen (loan) 7 (0)
2011 Shamrock Rovers 8 (0)
2012–2014 Bristol Rovers 43 (1)
2014 Celtic Nation (loan)
2014–2015 Forfar Athletic 12 (0)
2015 Dunfermline Athletic 6 (0)
2015–2017 Stenhousemuir 15 (0)
National team
1997–2001 Scotland U21[3] 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Lee Paterson (born 25 September 1979) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a left back or left midfielder. He is currently assistant manager at Stenhousemuir.

He has previously played for Dundee United, Motherwell, Plymouth Argyle, Aberdeen, Shamrock Rovers, Bristol Rovers, Celtic Nation, Forfar Athletic and Dunfermline Athletic. He is a former Scotland under-21 internationalist, making nine appearances between 1997 and 2001.

Career[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Paterson began his career at Dundee United. During his time at United he was unfortunate to break his leg twice in as many years.[4][5] He left Dundee United in June 2004, agreeing to end his contract a year early.[6]

On 14 July 2004, Paterson signed for Motherwell.[7] He scored his first goal for the club on 24 August 2004, as Motherwell won 3–0 against Greenock Morton in the Scottish League Cup.[8]

On 1 June 2006, Paterson signed a new two-year contract at Motherwell.[9]

England & Ireland[edit]

On 31 January 2008, Paterson moved to Plymouth Argyle on a three and a half-year deal for an undisclosed fee, thought to be around £250,000.[10] He scored his first goal for Pilgrims with an effort from the edge of the box against Southampton on 19 February.

On 1 February 2010, he signed for Aberdeen on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season.[11] On 31 March 2010 Paterson returned to Plymouth Argyle as injury ended his season at Aberdeen.

On 12 August 2010 it was announced that Paterson had been allowed to travel to Greece to negotiate a deal to join Kavala who play in the Greek Premier Division. Paterson, although praised for his professionalism by new Argyle manager Peter Reid, was deemed surplus to requirements at Home Park and has been allowed to leave if he can get a deal. This deal fell through, however, and Paterson again returned to Plymouth.

Released by Plymouth at the end of the season,[12] Paterson sought out other clubs and went on trial with Yeovil in July 2011.[13]

On 31 August 2011, Paterson signed for League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers.[14] Paterson made his debut on 3 September in a 2–1 away victory against Dundalk and helped the club win the 2011 League of Ireland championship.[15] He also played in the UEFA Europa League group stage for Rovers.[15] Paterson left Rovers at the end of season and went on trial with St Johnstone in January 2012.[15]

At the end of January 2012, Paterson signed a short-term contract with Bristol Rovers until the end of the season.[16] Having been a regular for Rovers during the season run in, Paterson agreed a new one-year deal, with the option of a further year.[17]

On 9 January 2014, Paterson signed for Northern League Division One club Celtic Nation on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season.[18]

In May 2014, following Bristol Rovers relegation to the Conference Premier, Paterson was one of twelve players released by the club.[19]

Return to Scotland[edit]

On 2 September 2014, Paterson signed for Scottish League One club Forfar Athletic, signing a contract until January 2015.[20]

On 6 January 2015, Paterson signed for Scottish League One club Dunfermline Athletic F.C. until the end of the season in a role that would also see him coaching The Pars under 20's team, alongside Andrew Barrowman. After making six appearances for Dunfermline, Paterson was released by the club at the end of the season.[21] After being a free agent for five months, Paterson signed a short-term contract with Stenhousemuir in October 2015,[22] making his first appearance in a league match against Cowdenbeath.[23] After two years with the side, Paterson retired from football at the end of the 2016–17 season.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 February 2012

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Total
1998–99 Dundee United Scottish Premier League 15 0 5 0 - 20 0
1999-00 8 1 - 2 0 10 1
2000–01 6 1 - 1 0 7 1
2001–02 28 1 1 0 2 1 31 2
2002–03 33 1 1 0 4 0 38 1
2003–04 16 0 1 0 2 0 19 0
2004–05 Motherwell 35 3 - 5 1 40 4
2005–06 19 1 - - 19 1
2006–07 34 1 2 0 2 0 38 1
2007–08 20 0 2 0 3 0 25 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2007–08 Plymouth Argyle Football League Championship 8 1 - - 8 1
2008–09 17 0 - 1 0 18 0
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Total
2009–10 Aberdeen Scottish Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland League FAI Cup League of Ireland Cup Total
2011 Shamrock Rovers League of Ireland 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total IRE 8 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total Scotland 215 9 12 0 21 2 248 11
Total England 25 1 0 0 1 0 26 1
Career total 247 10 12 0 22 2 283 12

Honours[edit]

Shamrock Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 86. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jim Paterson". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu21/player.php?playerid=292
  4. ^ This week in history archive Archived 10 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. – Dundee United official website
  5. ^ O'Connor leads Dundee Utd clear-out – BBC News
  6. ^ "Paterson leaves Tannadice". BBC Sport. 15 June 2004. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Paterson agrees Well deal". BBC Sport. 14 July 2004. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Morton 0-3 Motherwell". BBC Sport. 24 August 2004. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Motherwell extend Paterson deal". BBC Sport. 1 June 2006. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Sturrock signs winger Paterson BBC Sport 31 January 2008
  11. ^ Steve MacLean and Jim Paterson sign for Aberdeen BBC Sport 1 February 2010
  12. ^ "Stephane offered new deal ..." Plymouth Argyle official website. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "New Trialists". Yeovil Town F.C. official website. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Hoops complete double signing". Shamrock Rovers. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  15. ^ a b c "St Johnstone yet to decide on trialist Jim Paterson". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Bristol Rovers bring in Jim Paterson on short-term deal". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Bristol Rovers keep Jim Paterson for a further year". BBC Sport. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Loan deal for Bristol Rovers' Paterson". celticnation.com. 9 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 September 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Bristol Rovers: Relegation sees twelve players released". BBC Sport. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Jim Paterson joins the 'Loons'". Forfar Athletic F.C. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  21. ^ "18 Pars players released". DAFC.co.uk. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "Stenhousemuir boss makes two signings". spfl.co.uk. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "Cowdenbeath 2 - 2 Stenhousemuir". BBC Sport. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  24. ^ Lindsay, Clive (29 July 2017). "Scottish League Two ins and out - summer 2017". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 

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