Nathan Kenneth Patterson is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Everton .
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Patterson has represented Scotland at various youth levels up to under-21s. He was added to the full national squad for the first time in May 2021, ahead of the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 tournament.
|Nathan Kenneth Patterson
|Date of birth
|16 October 2001
|Place of birth
|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Patterson made his full international debut in a pre-tournament friendly against Luxembourg, came off the bench during the Euros against Croatia at Hampden Park, and made his first start against Moldova in September of that year during 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.
On 12 November 2021, Patterson scored a first international goal when he opened the scoring in a vital 2–0 win away in Moldova before setting up Che Adams for the second.
This victory saw Scotland qualify for a World Cup play-off place.
Everton have been dealt a huge setback after full-back Nathan Patterson was stretchered off during Scotland’s Nations League match on Sunday night.
The 20-year-old defender has broken into Frank Lampard’s starting eleven this year and has been one of the Toffee’s most reliable players, playing every minute possible in their opening seven games.
But he could now be set for a lengthy spell on the side-line after Scotland boss Steve Clarke admitted that the injury ‘doesn’t look too good’.
Scotland cruised to a 3-0 victory over Ukraine in their Nations League Group E fixture thanks to goals from John McGinn and Lyndon Dykes, who scored a brace.
However, for Everton fans the game will have been marred by Patterson’s early removal from the game having initially tried to play on.
After challenging for a header, the defender landed awkwardly and seemed to pick up a knee injury.
He was able to walk himself off the pitch but looked in some discomfort before being stretchered down the tunnel.
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Patterson made his European debut on 10 December 2020, starting in a 2–0 away win against Polish side Lech Poznań.
He scored his first goal for the club on 25 February 2021, in a UEFA Europa League match against Royal Antwerp, scoring 16.6 seconds after coming on as a second half substitute.
On 4 January 2022, Patterson signed for Everton on a five-and-a-half-year deal. The transfer fee was officially undisclosed, though it was reported that Everton paid Rangers an initial £5.5 million, with further payments that could potentially take the total value to £11 million.
Having been signed by manager Rafa Benitez who was soon sacked, Patterson’s Everton career got off to a slow start, initially playing for the under-23s rather than the first team.
This trend continued for the entirety of the 2021/2022 Premier League season, with Patterson making no first team appearances in the Premier League despite the club’s continued high hopes for the player.
These limited opportunities for Patterson were, until April, due to the team wanting to give Patterson the time to adjust to the pace and freneticism of the Premier League before handing him a full debut.
However, Patterson was unable to play after from April 10 onwards due to an ankle injury sustained in Everton’s final training session before playing West Ham on April 3.
This ankle injury required surgery and ruled Patterson out for the remainder of the season.
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Nathan Patterson has agreed a £28,000-a-week contract with Everton as he puts the finishing touches to his move from Rangers, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The right-back, 20, has headed down south for a medical and to finalise contract terms with the Premier League outfit.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that Patterson has reached agreement on a long-term deal initially worth £28,000-a-week.
That will mean a major pay hike for the young Scotland international, who graduated from the Rangers academy to make his mark in their first-team.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke has admitted Nathan Patterson’s injury “does not look good” after his side beat his side beat Ukraine in the Nations League on Wednesday.
The Everton full-back tried to play on but ultimately was helped on to a stretcher after landing awkwardly in the first half.
“Nathan Patterson, it doesn’t look too good,” said Clarke.
“He’s got to go away and get assessed and then we’ll know more.”
It is a significant blow for Toffees boss Frank Lampard because Patterson has played every minute in the Premier League so far and established himself as first-choice right-back.
Lampard is also already without Jordan Pickford, Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina and Ben Godfrey from a depleted backline.