|Full name||Markus Paatelainen|
|Date of birth||23 January 1983|
|Place of birth||Valkeakoski, Finland|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Current club||IFK Mariehamn|
|2007–2008||Inverness Caledonian Thistle||22||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
He has represented Finland at Under-21 level.
Paatelainen joined Aberdeen in January 2005, but was released at the end of the season without breaking into the first team. He joined Cowdenbeath, managed by his elder brother, Mixu, in September 2005 and quickly settled in as a first team regular. In February 2006 he suffered a serious injury away to Elgin City which almost resulted in him losing his right leg after a delay in getting him to hospital. However, after two months out he returned to the side in a 2–2 draw with Queens Park and the helped Cowdenbeath to promotion as champions of the Scottish Third Division after a 2–1 win over Elgin City. Markus secured the Scottish 3rd Division Player Of The Year award as well as a host of club awards.
He joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle in January 2007, and saw his first action as a substitute in Inverness' 3–0 victory over Hibernian on 21 January 2007. He scored his first goal for Inverness in a 3–2 defeat to Kilmarnock. He scored his second goal the following week in a 3–1 defeat to Dunfermline Athletic. Inverness Caledonian Thistle terminated his contract on 8 October 2008.
Another elder brother, Mikko is also a footballer and played alongside Markus at Cowdenbeath for part of the successful 2005/06 season.
His father is Matti Paatelainen.