George Paterson (footballer, born 1914)
George Denholm Paterson (26 September 1914 – 25 December 1985) was a Scottish international footballer.
|Full name||George Denholm Paterson|
|Date of birth||26 September 1914|
|Place of birth||Denny, Scotland|
|Date of death||25 December 1985 71)(aged|
|Place of death||New Zealand|
|1949–1951||Yeovil and Petters United||?||(?)|
|1935–1938||Scottish League XI||2||(0)|
|1949–1951||Yeovil and Petters United|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Paterson started his senior career at Celtic, where he won two Scottish league championships and the Scottish Cup once. He then served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, while playing as a guest for Leicester City, Blackpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tranmere Rovers and Arsenal. Paterson's career with Celtic came to an end after he incurred a three-month suspension for vociferously arguing with the referee (whom he felt was under the influence of alcohol) during Celtic's 1946 Victory Cup semi-final against rivals Rangers.
Paterson moved to England to sign for Brentford, then became player-manager of Yeovil and Petters United. He then managed Stirling Albion for a season before working variously for Celtic as a reserve team trainer and a scout.
Paterson graduated from Glasgow University with an MA degree. At the time he signed for Brentford, Paterson was working as a technician at the London Film Company. Paterson later emigrated to New Zealand and died there in December 1985.
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