Neil Paterson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: James Edmund Neil Paterson
  • Born: December 31st, 1916 (Greenock)
  • Position: Inside Left
  • Signed: July 1st, 1936
  • First Manager: Jimmy Brownlie
  • Career Totals: 27 appearances, 10 goals
  • Also Played For: Leith Athletic


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1937-38 1 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
1936-37 26 10 0 0 26.9% 26.9% 46.2%
Totals: 27 (0) 10


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 16/10/37 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A) 0 - 3
 16/04/37 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 9
 10/04/37 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 0 - 3
 03/04/37 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A) 1 - 2
 27/03/37 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (A) 3 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 06/02/37 Division Two vs. East Fife (A) 4 - 4
 30/01/37 1st Round vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 3
 28/11/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A) 5 - 4
 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 0
 31/10/36 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H) 4 - 6

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 06/02/37 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  4 - 4
 06/02/37 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  4 - 4
 30/01/37 1st Round vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 3
 28/11/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  5 - 4
 28/11/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  5 - 4
 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 0
 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 0
 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 0
 31/10/36 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 6
 05/09/36 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  1 - 4

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 16/10/37 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A)  0 - 3
 16/04/37 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 9
 10/04/37 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H)  0 - 3
 03/04/37 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  1 - 2
 27/03/37 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (A)  3 - 2
 20/03/37 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (H)  4 - 2
 06/03/37 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  0 - 5
 20/02/37 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 1
 06/02/37 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  4 - 4
 30/01/37 1st Round vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 3
 23/01/37 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 2
 16/01/37 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  3 - 3
 05/12/36 Division Two vs. Leith Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 28/11/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  5 - 4
 21/11/36 Division Two vs. Edinburgh City (H)  2 - 2
 14/11/36 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 0
 07/11/36 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 2
 31/10/36 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 6
 03/10/36 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A)  0 - 3
 26/09/36 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  0 - 1
 19/09/36 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 4
 12/09/36 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 1
 05/09/36 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  1 - 4
 29/08/36 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 4
 22/08/36 Division Two vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 4
 15/08/36 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 3
 08/08/36 Division Two vs. King's Park (A)  4 - 2


Biography

Neil was a student at Edinburgh University and an amateur player with Leith Athletic. He came to Dundee to begin his career in journalism and remained with United for a season during which he proved his worth with a creditable haul of goals, and was also made team captain for a short spell.

As an amateur he was automatically released at the end of the season and did not re-sign when offered, although he did turn out for United once more in an emergency.

After World War II he became an author, writing several award winning stories, and in 1960 his screenplay for the movie Room At The Top won the Oscar for Best
Screenplay Base On Material From Another Medium, beating the likes of Some Like It Hot and Ben Hur.

Debut

August 8th, 1936
King's Park 2 - 4 Dundee United

League (Division Two)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Neil was born on this date in Greenock.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Neil was a student at Edinburgh University and an amateur player with Leith Athletic. He came to Dundee to begin his career in journalism and remained with United for a season during which he proved his worth with a creditable haul of goals, and was also made team captain for a short spell.