A former youth international he made his League of Ireland debut for UCD against Shamrock Rovers on the 16th of October 1998.
Before he joined Pats he played for Broadford Rovers, Cherry Orchard, UCD, Athlone Town, Glenavon, Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne and Drogheda United. Scored on his Glenavon debut in February 2003 .
While at Rovers he scored in European competition when Odra Wodzislaw were beaten in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in June 2003 In total he represented Rovers 4 times in Europe.
He was Player of the Year in his final season at the Hoops and also finished as their top scorer bagging 28goals in all competitions Shamrock Rovers#Player of the Year Award recipients
While with Shelbourne he scored in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers and the Uefa Cup first round in 2004 .
Fitzpatrick signed for St. Patrick's Athletic in July 2007 . Collapsed in a pre match warm up in April 2009 .
He signed again for Drogheda United in January 2010 .