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Bill Paterson (footballer born 1930)

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Full nameWilliam Paterson
Playing positionCentre back

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William "Bill" Paterson (born 25 February 1930 in Kinlochleven, Scotland) is a former Scottish football defender.

Paterson started his career with Doncaster Rovers in 1950 but he left to sign for Newcastle United, after five seasons with the club. He had a relatively unsuccessful three years on Tyneside and so returned to Scotland to join Rangers. His debut came on the 13 August 1958 in a 2-1 home league win against Partick Thistle. That was the first of three appearances that he would make that entire season.

Overall Paterson did go on to make 116 top team appearances for the club and won two League championships. He also claimed a Scottish Cup, a Scottish League Cup, a Charity Cup winners medal and was a part of the Rangers side that lost to Fiorentina in the 1961 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final final.

He left Ibrox in 1962 and joined Greenock Morton but never made a single league appearance for the club. Later joining Cheltenham Town.

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