Martin Paterson

Paterson (2007)

Martin Andrew Paterson ( born May 10, 1987 in Tunstall, Stoke -on-Trent ) is an English- Northern Irish football player. The striker began his career at his home town club, Stoke City. Since 2013 Paterson is in the English second division club Huddersfield Town under contract. He also runs on the Northern Irish national team.


Stoke City

In the youth department of his home to Stoke City Paterson played since the age of nine. His first race for the Premier League representatives attended Paterson in April 2005 in a 2-0 win over Plymouth Argyle. In the following years, he moved frequently between the first and second team of the Potters, so he signed his first professional contract in June 2006 after he came to his for new face in March the same year. To Paterson to grant further match practice he was awarded to the fourth division Grimsby Town in November 2006. After the end of the three-month lending agreement, he should be given a second time, with the Wrexham FC was interested. The business, however, came not materialize.

In May 2007, there was initial contract negotiations in which Paterson A new contract has been proposed.

Scunthorpe United

After his former employer Grimsby Town had expressed interest and the club's management in turn continued to be interested in a contract extension, he finally undertook the second division promoted Scunthorpe United. Paterson had refused all offers of a new contract. In retrospect, Scunthorpe United was sentenced to a fine of £ 305,000 and any bonus payments, as Abwerbemodalitäten have not been respected. In the end, Paterson is thus most expensive transfer in club history dar. In Scunthorpe he should help to replace the highly successful Billy Sharp.

He was first appointed to the Executive of the Northern Ireland national team after he scored seven goals in his first 13 missions. At the end of the season, as the descent of the association was clear in the third league, the club's management refused both an offer of Burnley FC over £ 450.00 and a written transfer request from Paterson himself. Paterson should remain tied as top scorer at the club.

Burnley FC

In June 2008, however, the leaders agreed on a transfer fee of one million pounds that could power dependent to grow by £ 300,000. The Clarets, he signed a four-year contract.

In his first season he contributed 19 goals across competitors a significant contribution to his team about the playoffs against Sheffield United promotion to the Premier League and the League Cup reached the semifinals.

In September of the following season Paterson but a tear of the medial meniscus moved to their achievement for four months from. After his comeback against Bolton in January he scored in February 2010 at 2:5 against Aston Villa his first Premier League goal. Despite his return, the club rose again after only one year from from the top division. Subsequently Paterson extended his existing contract in June 2010 for another three years. In the following years prevented him from further violations of continuous operations, such as a thigh fatigue in November 2010.

Huddersfield Town

On June 25, 2013 Paterson moved to Huddersfield Town and signed a two -year contract.


Born in England, is eligible to play by his grandparents, who are Northern Irish origin, for the national team. After two sporadic operations in the U- 21, he was first nominated in November 2007 for the A- team to take part in the qualifiers for Euro 2008. In the 0:1 - Auwärtsniederlage against Spain Paterson came Substitutes his debut at international level.