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 Th (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 Th (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 Th (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 (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 Th (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 Th (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 Th (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 Th (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 Th (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 Th (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.

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


  • 1. Date of Birth


    Paul was born on this date in Paisley.


  • 2. 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 Jacki


  • 3. First Non-competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • 4. 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 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


  • 5. 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 Gunnar Nielsen to punched clear a cross and Ryan Gauld was waiting at the edge of the box to slam home. Paul Paton was n


  • 6. International Debut


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


  • 7. 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 change to the side that snatched a late victory against Ross County in their previous match. Chris Erskine was rewarded for his recent cameo goal scoring appearances with a place in the front four. Mari


  • 8. 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, Mackay-Steven and Ciftci were drafted in.

    At Motherwell, United started well but failed to capitalise on their first half domination, today was very different. After just 5 minutes, Armstrong fed t


  • 9. 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 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 how


  • 10. 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 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 ri