Paul Paton Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2015-16 16 (2) 18 2 5 0 13 (1) 2 3 (1) 0
2014-15 30 (2) 32 2 12 1 22 (2) 2 8 0
2013-14 44 (1) 45 2 8 0 36 (1) 2 8 0
Totals: 90 (5) 6 71 (4) 6 19 (1) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 2nd, 2016 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Apr 24th, 2016 24/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 3
Apr 16th, 2016 16/04/16 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N) 0 - 0
Apr 9th, 2016 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 0 - 2
Apr 5th, 2016 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Feb 27th, 2016 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 0
Feb 20th, 2016 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Nov 1st, 2014 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Sep 27th, 2014 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0
Mar 29th, 2014 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Feb 27th, 2016 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 0 (10')
Feb 20th, 2016 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1 (88')
Nov 1st, 2014 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0 (45')
Sep 27th, 2014 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0 (72')
Mar 29th, 2014 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1 (6')
Nov 9th, 2013 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0 (19')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 2nd, 2016 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Apr 24th, 2016 24/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 3
Apr 16th, 2016 16/04/16 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N) 0 - 0
Apr 9th, 2016 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 0 - 2
Apr 5th, 2016 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1
Apr 2nd, 2016 02/04/16 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
Mar 20th, 2016 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Mar 11th, 2016 11/03/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Mar 5th, 2016 05/03/16 Quarter Final vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 2
Mar 2nd, 2016 02/03/16 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Feb 27th, 2016 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 0
Feb 20th, 2016 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Feb 16th, 2016 16/02/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 3
Feb 13th, 2016 13/02/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 0
Feb 6th, 2016 06/02/16 5th Round vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Jan 23rd, 2016 23/01/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 5 - 1
Jan 15th, 2016 15/01/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 4 (sub)
Jan 9th, 2016 09/01/16 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Apr 11th, 2015 11/04/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 0
Apr 4th, 2015 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 2
Mar 21st, 2015 21/03/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
Mar 18th, 2015 18/03/15 Quarter Final Replay vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
Mar 15th, 2015 15/03/15 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2
Mar 8th, 2015 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Feb 28th, 2015 28/02/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 2
Feb 24th, 2015 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Feb 21st, 2015 21/02/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2
Feb 8th, 2015 08/02/15 5th Round vs. Stranraer (A) 3 - 0
Jan 31st, 2015 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 2 - 1
Jan 24th, 2015 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1 (sub)
Jan 21st, 2015 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Jan 12th, 2015 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2 (sub)
Dec 13th, 2014 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2
Dec 5th, 2014 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 2
Nov 29th, 2014 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Nov 22nd, 2014 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 1
Nov 7th, 2014 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Nov 1st, 2014 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Oct 29th, 2014 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 3
Oct 18th, 2014 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Oct 3rd, 2014 03/10/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
Sep 27th, 2014 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0
Sep 24th, 2014 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 2014 21/09/14 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 1
Sep 13th, 2014 13/09/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 2
Aug 30th, 2014 30/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 0
Aug 23rd, 2014 23/08/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 2 - 1
Aug 16th, 2014 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 6
Aug 13th, 2014 13/08/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Aug 10th, 2014 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
May 17th, 2014 17/05/14 Final vs. St Johnstone (N) 0 - 2
May 11th, 2014 11/05/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3
May 3rd, 2014 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
Apr 26th, 2014 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 1
Apr 19th, 2014 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Apr 12th, 2014 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 3 - 1
Apr 5th, 2014 05/04/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 2
Mar 29th, 2014 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Mar 26th, 2014 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1
Mar 21st, 2014 21/03/14 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Mar 15th, 2014 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2
Mar 12th, 2014 12/03/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Mar 9th, 2014 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A) 5 - 0
Feb 28th, 2014 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1
Feb 21st, 2014 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
Feb 15th, 2014 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2
Feb 9th, 2014 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Feb 1st, 2014 01/02/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
Jan 18th, 2014 18/01/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 3
Jan 12th, 2014 12/01/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
Jan 5th, 2014 05/01/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Jan 1st, 2014 01/01/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Dec 29th, 2013 29/12/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 3
Dec 26th, 2013 26/12/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 4
Dec 21st, 2013 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 0
Dec 14th, 2013 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 1
Dec 7th, 2013 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 4 - 1
Nov 29th, 2013 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H) 5 - 2
Nov 23rd, 2013 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1
Nov 9th, 2013 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0
Nov 2nd, 2013 02/11/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 29th, 2013 29/10/13 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 2
Oct 26th, 2013 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 4 - 0
Oct 19th, 2013 19/10/13 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Oct 5th, 2013 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 0
Sep 28th, 2013 28/09/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0
Sep 25th, 2013 25/09/13 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1
Sep 22nd, 2013 22/09/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Sep 15th, 2013 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 4 - 2
Aug 31st, 2013 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Aug 28th, 2013 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 2
Aug 24th, 2013 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 4 - 0
Aug 17th, 2013 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Aug 10th, 2013 10/08/13 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 0 - 1
Aug 2nd, 2013 02/08/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 71 (4) 6 19 0
SC 12 (1) 0 3 1
LC 7 0 3 0
Totals: 90 (5) 6

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


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.

Last updated on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


6

Season:
2013-14

6

Season:
2014-15

6

Season:
2015-16





Debut

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

League (Premiership)


International Career (Northern Ireland)


Caps: 4

Goals: 0

International Debut: May 31st, 2014 v. Uruguay


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Paul was born on this date in Paisley.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • First Team Debut

    Partick Th 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    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 d


  • First Goal

    Motherwell 0 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    United arrived at Motherwell on the back of a good draw at Parkhead looking to build a run of good results.United started this match as if they meant business and early on it was Ciftci forced


  • International Debut


    Paul earned his first International cap for Northern Ireland, playing against Uruguay.


  • 50th Appearance

    St Mirren 0 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    It was a day for debut goals as two recent signings opened their account for United and the Scottish Premiership's top scorer found the net again in a 3-0 victory at St Mirren Park. United made one ch


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 1 Kilmarnock
    League (Premiership)

    The home side made 5 changes from the team that played well but lost at Motherwell prior to the international break. Souttar, Rankin, Dow, Spittal and Connolly all dropped out and Dillon, Telfer, Mack


  • Last Goal

    Ross County 0 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    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 fre


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    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 lo


  • Left the Club