3 November 2007

Martin Paterson

Name: Martin Andrew Paterson
Born: 10 May 1987, Tunstall (England)
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 11.05 st
Position: Forward

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full Caps (2007-2014); 2 Under-21 Caps (2007), Youth.
Club Honours: (with Burnley) Football League Championship Play-Off Winner 2008/09.

Club Career:
Clubs......... --Seasons-- -Fee- --League-- FA Cup FL Cup Other
Stoke City.... 04/05-06/07 Youth ..2(12)/ 1 ...... 0(1)/0
Grimsby Town.. 06/07...... .Loan .15 (0)/ 6
Scunthorpe Utd 07/08 ............ 34 (6)/13 1(0)/0 1(0)/1
Burnley ...
... 08/09-12/13 £1.3m 100(30)/29 5(2)/2 9(2)/5 4(0)/1
Huddersfield T 13/14-14/15 .Free .13(12)/ 5 1(0)/1 3(0)/0
Bristol City . 13/14 ...... Loan ..6 (2)/ 1
Fleetwood Town 14/15 ...... Loan ..3 (0)/ 0
Orlando City . 2015 ....... Loan
 ..0 (3)/ 0 (MLS)
Orlando City . 2015 ...... .Free
 ..0 (1)/ 0 (MLS)
Blackpool .... 15/16 ..... .Free ..0(17)/ 0 1(0)/0 ...... 1(0)/0
Port Vale .... 16/17
 ..... .Free .10 (6)/ 2 1(0)/0 ...... 1(0)/0
Tampa Bay Rowdies.. Feb-17 Trial (USL)

Seasonal Record:
Season
Club
TOTAL
League
FA Cup
EFL Cup
Other
Div
St
Sb
Gl
St
Sb
Gl
St
Sb
Gl
St
Sb
Gl
St
Sb
Gl
04/05
05/06
06/07
06/07
07/08
08/09
09/10
10/11
11/12
12/13
13/14
13/14
14/15
14/15
2015
15/16
16/17
Stoke C.
Stoke C.
Stoke C.
Grimsby
Scunthorpe
Burnley
Burnley
Burnley
Burnley
Burnley
Hudd'field
Bristol C.
Hudd'field
Fleetwood
Orlando C.
Blackpool
Port Vale
0
2
0
15
36
53
18
8
10
28
13
6
0
3
0
2
12
(3)
(1)
(10)
(0)
(6)
(4)
(8)
(6)
(5)
(11)
(9)
(2)
(3)
(0)
(4)
(17)
(6)
0
0
1
6
14
19
4
3
3
8
5
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
15
34
39
17
7
9
28
13
6
0
3
0
0
10
(3)
(1)
(9)
(0)
(6)
(4)
(6)
(4)
(5)
(11)
(9)
(2)
(3)
(0)
(4)
(17)
(6)
0
0
1
6
13
12
4
2
3
8
5
1
0
0
0
0
2
-
-
-
-
1
4
0
0
1
-
1
-
-
-
-
1
1
-
-
-
-
(0)
(0)
(1)
(1)
(0)
-
(0)
-
-
-
-
(0)
(0)
-
-
-
-
0
1
0
1
0
-
1
-
-
-
-
0
0
-
-
0
-
1
7
1
1
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
(1)
-
(0)
(0)
(1)
(1)
-
-
(0)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0
-
1
5
0
0
-
-
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
(0)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
(0)
(0)
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
0
0
FLC
FLC
FLC
FL2
FLC
FLC
PL
FLC
FLC
FLC
FLC
FL1
FLC
FL1
MLS
FL1
EFL1
TOTAL
210
(105)
67
183
(94)
57
9
(2)
3
13
(3)
6
5
(0)
1
-

Biography:
After a prolific start to the 2007/08 season, Scunthorpe striker Mark Paterson was called into the Northern Ireland squad for the November games against Denmark and Spain.

Primarily a front-man, he has also been known to play wide on the left or right. A real starlet in his young days at Stoke, he scored the goal that put Manchester United out of the FA Youth Cup, finished leading scorer in the Youth team and was named 'Academy Player of the Season'.
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Previously capped at Youth level, Paterson made his Under-21 debut as a substitute in a 4-0 defeat by Wales in February 2007. He made his full debut as a late substitute in the final match of the Euro 2008 campaign, a 1-0 defeat by Spain.

Paterson moved to Burnley in June 2008. The Clarets had been chasing his signature for a number of months and the initial bid of £400,000 grew to £1,000,000 plus a £300,000 appearance clause. His 19 goals helped fire Burnley to the Carling Cup semi-final and promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs. The pick of his strikes was a 30-yard left foot effort against Reading in the play-off semi-final.

Although he played a key role in Burnley's excellent start to life in the Premier League, including in wins over Manchester United and Everton, the one think lacking from Paterson's top-flight performances was a goal - indeed he was guilty of some very poor finishing, notably against Chelsea. He was then ruled out by injury for several months and in his absence Burnley began to struggle. He returned to playing in late January and scored his first Premier League goal in a 5-2 defeat by Aston Villa on 21st Febraury. Two further goals could do little to fire the Clarets clear of the relegation places and their demotion was confirmed following a 4-0 defeat by Liverpool with two matches still to play.

Since Burnley's relegation from the Premier League Paterson's appearances for club and country have been limited by a series of fitness problems. He finally broke his Northern Ireland goalscoring duck when  he converted a late penalty, which he won, in a friendly draw with Finland in August 2012.

After lengthy contract negotiations with Burnley, Paterson joined Huddersfield in June 2013. He scored his second international goal with a header in a famous 1-0 World Cup qualification win over Russia that August. He struggled to establish himself at Huddersfield and had loan spells at Bristol City, Fleetwood and with MLS side, Orlando City. Whenever his Huddersfield contract expired at the end of the 2014/15 season Paterson signed a permanent deal with Orlando, though his injury ravaged stay was cut short as he was released that August.

Paterson signed for League One Blackpool in September, though he was unable to make an impact on the crisis-hit club and was released following their relegation. He joined Port Vale early in the following season.

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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
21-11-2007 Spain......... A L 0-1 ECQ sub
06-02-2008 Bulgaria...... H L 0-1 FR. sub
20-08-2008 Scotland...... A D 0-0 FR
06-09-2008 Slovakia...... A L 1-2 WCQ
10-09-2008 Czech Republic H D 0-0 WCQ sub
15-10-2008 San Marino.... H W 4-0 WCQ sub
19-11-2008 Hungary....... H L 0-2 FR. sub
11-02-2009 San Marino.... A W 3-0 WCQ
12-08-2009 Israel........ H D 1-1 FR. sub
05-09-2009 Poland........ A D 1-1 WCQ sub
09-09-2009 Slovakia...... H L 0-2 WCQ
11-08-2010 Montenegro.... A L 0-2 FR 

29-02-2012 Norway........ H L 0-3 FR
15-08-2012 Finland....... H D 3-3 FR. sub 1 goal (pen)
26-03-2013 Israel........ H L 0-2 WCQ
14-08-2013 Russia........ H W 1-0 FR. 1 goal
06-09-2013 Portugal...... H L 2-4 WCQ
10-09-2013 Luxembourg.... A L 2-3 WCQ 1 goal
11-10-2013 Azerbaijan.... A L 0-2 WCQ
15-10-2013 Israel........ A D 1-1 WCQ
15-11-2013 Turkey........ A L 0-1 FR
05-03-2014 Cyprus........ A D 0-0 FR
still active

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
06-02-2007 Wales......... H L 0-4 FR. sub 
24-03-2007 Romania....... A L 0-2 FR. sub 

Summary: 0(2)/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 2.

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