Mark Patterson (footballer, born 1965)

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For the former Carlisle, Derby, Plymouth and Gillingham player, see Mark Sharon Patterson (footballer, born 1968).
For other people named Mark Patterson, see Mark Patterson (disambiguation).
Mark Sharon Patterson
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-05-24) 24 May 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Darwen, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Blackburn Rovers 101 (20)
1988–1990 Preston North End 55 (19)
1990–1991 Bury 42 (10)
1991–1995 Bolton Wanderers 169 (11)
1995–1997 Sheffield United 73 (4)
1997 Southend United (loan) 4 (0)
1997–1999 Bury 30 (2)
1998–1999 Blackpool (loan) 7 (0)
1999 Southend United 5 (0)
2001–2003 Scarborough 23 (0)
2002–2003 Leigh RMI (loan)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Scarborough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mark Patterson (born 24 May 1965 in Darwen, Blackburn, Lancashire) is an English former footballer who made nearly 500 appearances in the Football League playing as a midfielder for Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Bury, Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield United, Southend United and Blackpool.[1] He went on to play, and then to manage, in non-League football.


Patterson used to be a midfielder playing for a number of clubs over a long career including: Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Bury, Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield United, Southend, Blackpool, Accrington Stanley, Rossendale and Scarborough. Patterson started his coaching career with Scarborough as player-coach and then assistant manager under Russell Slade. Since then he has managed several non-league clubs including Chorley, Darwen and Leigh RMI.

After the exit of Scarborough managagment duo Neil Redfearn and his assistant Eric Winstanley, in the 2006 close season, Patterson took over as manager. Due to injuries and a small playing squad Patterson, at the age of 41, had to register as a player and has sat on the bench. He left the club on 4 May 2007 by mutual consent, having failed to agree a new deal. He was assistant manager to Phil Starbuck at Hednesford Town until February 2008.

He is a qualified UEFA 'A' Licence coach, awarded in 2002, refreshed in 2007.[citation needed] Mark attended the FA Managers and Coaches course(2003) and has coached at the Bolton Wanderers Academy and at Wigan Athletic. Currently Patterson is 1st team coach at Accrington Stanley (2010–11).


  1. ^ "Mark Patterson". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 2 February 2010.