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Craig Paterson (born 2 October 1959 in South Queensferry) is a Scottish former football player, who currently works as a pundit for BBC Radio Scotland and Sportscene.

Craig Paterson
Personal information
Full name Craig Paterson
Date of birth (1959-10-02) 2 October 1959 (age 59)
Place of birth South Queensferry, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 Hibernian 104 (4)
1982–1986 Rangers 83 (4)
1986–1991 Motherwell 158 (9)
1991–1994 Kilmarnock 55 (1)
1995–1996 Hamilton Academical 9 (0)
Total 409 (18)
National team
1980–1982 Scotland U21[1] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

The son of former Hibernian defender Jock Paterson,[2] Paterson also played for the Edinburgh club until he was signed by Rangers for £200,000 in August 1982. He later played for Motherwell, Kilmarnock and Hamilton Academical, before ending his playing career at junior side Glenafton.

Paterson captained Rangers in the 1984/85 Scottish League Cup final and won the 1990–91 Scottish Cup with Motherwell. He has worked in the Scottish sports media since his retirement, initially with Radio Forth,[2] before joining the BBC.


  1. ^ "Craig Paterson". Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b Caught in Time: George Best joins Hibs, 1979, The Times, 9 March 2003.

External linksEdit

  • Craig Paterson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database