Player profile

George Paterson

George Paterson

Birthdate: 19 December 1916
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death: June 1996
Other clubs: Hall Russell's; Brighton & Hove Albion, York City, Leeds United, Queens Park Rangers, Reading, Burnley (wartime guest), Swindon Town (1946-50)
Bought from: Hall Russell's
Signed for LFC: 21.05.1937
Liverpool debut: 27.12.1938
Last appearance: 18.02.1939
Debut goal: 07.01.1939
Last goal: 07.01.1939
Contract expiry: 19.10.1946
Win ratio: 66.67% W:2 D:0 L:1
Games/goals ratio: 3
Wartime games/goals: 13 / 3
LFC league games/goals: 2 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 3 / 1

Player profile

George Longmore Paterson played three times as a left-winger for Liverpool during the last full season before the outbreak of World War II. Prior to Anfield he featured for the works team of Hall Russell & Company Limited which was the last of the Aberdeen shipbuilders. He had already featured in two amateur internationals for Scotland as well as representing Aberdeenshire. Paterson made his Reds debut in a home fixture against Stoke between Christmas and New Year 1938 and his second and last League appearance came in the 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa on 18 February 1939. Paterson also figured once in the FA Cup and scored Liverpool's second goal in their 3-0 third round victory over Luton Town at Anfield on 7 January 1939. Paterson later joined Shankly's coaching staff at Liverpool.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 1 0 0 0 3
1938-1939 2 1 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Stoke City
1 Aston Villa
1 Luton Town
Total Competition
2 League
1 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 1 0 0 0 1
1938-1939 0 1 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Luton Town
Total Competition
1 FA Cup
Total Goal minute period
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
1 Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

Season Appearances Goals
1939-1940 1 0
1940-1941 1 0
1941-1942 2 0
1942-1943 2 2
1943-1944 1 0
1944-1945 3 1
1945-1946 3 0

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 27.12.1938 Stoke City Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 83 07.01.1939 Luton Town Anfield FA Cup
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