Paul Paton Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2015-16 16 (2) 2 5 0 38.9% 16.7% 44.4%
2014-15 30 (2) 2 12 1 53.1% 15.6% 31.3%
2013-14 44 (1) 2 8 0 48.9% 22.2% 28.9%
Totals: 90 (5) 6


 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
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
 24/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 3
 16/04/16 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N) 0 - 0
 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 0 - 2
 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 0
 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0
 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 0
 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 24/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 3
 16/04/16 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N)  0 - 0
 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 2
 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 1
 02/04/16 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 11/03/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 05/03/16 Quarter Final vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 02/03/16 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 0
 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 16/02/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 3
 13/02/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 0
 06/02/16 5th Round vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 0
 23/01/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 1
 15/01/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 4
 09/01/16 4th Round vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  1 - 0
 11/04/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 0
 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 2
 21/03/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 18/03/15 Quarter Final Replay vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 15/03/15 Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 28/02/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  0 - 2
 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 21/02/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 08/02/15 5th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  3 - 0
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  2 - 1
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 0
 03/10/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/14 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 1
 13/09/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 30/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 23/08/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 6
 13/08/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 17/05/14 Final vs. St Johnstone (N)  0 - 2
 11/05/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 3
 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 05/04/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 21/03/14 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 12/03/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 01/02/14 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  1 - 1
 18/01/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 3
 12/01/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 05/01/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 01/01/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 29/12/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 26/12/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 4
 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 2
 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 02/11/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 29/10/13 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 19/10/13 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 28/09/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 25/09/13 3rd Round vs. Partick Thistle (H)  4 - 1
 22/09/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 10/08/13 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 1
 02/08/13 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 0


Biography

A product of Queen's Park's youth setup as a left back, Paul enjoyed success at the Glasgow side as part of their 2007 promotion winning team. Named as the Queen's Park young player of the year in his first season, he went on to play over 100 games before earning a move to former United boss, Ian McCall's Partick Thistle side, where he again became a key player. Under Partick's new manager Jackie McNamara, he moved into central midfield.

Paul agreed to join United on a pre-contract in 2013, following Jackie in joining the Club just months after his manager's move to Tannadice.

Slotting in alongside John Rankin as part of a central midfield pairing, Paul established himself as an integral part of the United starting lineup, making the jump from the First Division to the Premiership with ease. He received his first call up to the Northern Ireland squad in March and was an unused substitute in a friendly International with Cyprus.

He missed just two games during his first season at United and in May he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone. A fortnight later he collected his first International cap for Northern Ireland. Three games into the 2014-15 season, Paul agreed a contract extension to keep him at United until the summer of 2017, while also picking up the SPFL Premiership Player of the Month award for September.

A further runners up medal followed in the 2015 League Cup Final before a knee injury sidelined him towards the end of the campaign. He returned to action midway through the ill fated 2016-17 season and instantly reclaimed his place in the midfield under new manager Mixu Paatelainen. A stalwart of the side, he led out the team as on-field captain in the final third of the season before United were ultimately relegated from the Premiership.

On June 7, 2016, it was confirmed that Paul Paton had left Tannadice by mutual agreement.

Debut

August 2nd, 2013
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Dundee United

League (Premiership)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Paul was born on this date in Paisley.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    A product of Queen's Park's youth setup as a left back, Paul enjoyed success at the Glasgow side as part of their 2007 promotion winning team. Named as the Queen's Park young player of the year in his first season, he went on to play over 100 games before earning a move to former United boss, Ian McCall's Partick Thistle side, where he again became a key player. Under Partick's new manager Jackie McNamara, he moved into central midfield.

  • United's opening match of the season took place at Firhill against newly-promoted Partick Thistle, picking up a point in their first ever game under the new SPFL Premiership. There were competitive debuts for six of Jackie McNamara's new signings, as well as a return to league action in a United shirt for David Goodwillie. The kick off time of 7.45pm on a Friday night did not deter a travelling support of almost 3,000 as the Arabs in attendance turned out to back their team.

  • United arrived at Motherwell on the back of a good draw at Parkhead looking to build a run of good results.

  • United kicked off in the sunshine at the Global Energy Stadium, defending the goal housing their 405 travelling fans. With barely a minute on the clock, United were first to threaten. From a Paton free-kick, Donaldson rose to meet the ball but headed just over. Soon after there was an off the ball incident when Paul Quinn fell clutching his face. Ofere was the closest United player but despite howls of derision from the County fans, the unsighted referee opted to award a drop kick. Quinn again was in the thick of it in 8 minutes when he headed just over amid claims his shirt was being pulled. His protests were waved away. A minute later United went in front. A corner from Scott Fraser was nodded back beyond Scott Fox in the County goal and into the net by captain for the day, Paul Paton. Tempers flared again on the quarter hour mark when Gunning and Schalk grappled on the half way line. There looked to be a clash of heads between the pair and both were given a caution. The United defender made a more productive contribution midway through the first half when he smashed a volley inches wide after good trickery from Scott Fraser to set him up. As the first half progressed, the game deteriorated on a pitch that was cutting up badly. Kawashima was forced to rush out to clear a dangerous ball after 30 minutes but collided with Gunning in the process. The big defender looked to have picked up a back injury but was running freely again after a few minutes. County began to get a foothold in the game as the interval edged closer. Jackson Irvine headed just wide from a corner and then Gunning brilliantly cut out a through ball from the same player that would have left County with a one on one opening. Andrew Davies was next to go close when he got in a free header from a Gardyne corner but it soared just over the bar. There was time for one last United chance prior to half time when goal scoring hero Paul Paton chested down a loose ball at the edge of the box and fired a rasping drive just off target.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee 2 - 1 Dundee United

    Simon Murray, Edward Ofere and Blair Spittal all came into Mixu Paatelainen’s starting side with Guy Demel missing through injury and Ryan Dow and Billy Mckay left on the bench. The previous week’s loss to Hamilton coupled with Kilmarnock taking all three points over the weekend meant the maths were simple – United had to win tonight to avoid relegation being confirmed at the home of their city rivals.