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Chris Paterson
Scotland
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Full name Christopher Douglas Paterson
Born March 30, 1978, Edinburgh
Current age 36 years 152 days
Major teams Edinburgh, Gloucester Rugby, Scotland
Position Fullback, Wing
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 174 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1999-2011 109 96 13 809 22 90 170 3 43 65 1 39.90
Five/Six Nations 2000-2011 53 49 4 403 7 34 99 1 15 37 1 29.24
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2011 15 13 2 140 4 18 27 1 9 6 0 60.00

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v Spain at Murrayfield, Oct 16, 1999 match details
Last Test England v Scotland at Auckland, Oct 1, 2011 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2007-2008 8 3 5 27 1 5 4 0 4 4 0 50.00
Gloucester Rugby 2007-2008 8 3 5 27 1 5 4 0 4 4 0 50.00
Profile

Chris Paterson was a stalwart of the Scottish side for more than a decade in a variety of positions, winning 109 caps and becoming for a time the most prolific points-scorer in international rugby.

In one remarkable ten-month period in 2007-08 he kicked 36 consecutive goals for Scotland, , not missing a single attempt during the 2007 Rugby World Cup or the 2008 Six Nations Championship. When he quit in 2011 he was his country's leading points scorer (809) and most-capped player (109).

His contribution was been much more than that purely associated with a prolific goal-kicker. He was third on the list of Scotland's try-scorers, and provided rare moments of flair and guile in an era where the Scottish back line was increasingly pedestrian.

Despite Scotland winning most matches when he lines up on the left wing (11 from 25 appearances), he strung his most consistent displays together at full-back.

A product of Galashiels Academy, Paterson made his debut in senior club rugby as an 18-year-old in 1996, playing all his club rugby in his native country until 2007 when he opted to join Gloucester for an unsuccessful one-season foray. Fittingly, he returned home and finished his career in Edinburgh.

Latest Articles
Paterson hails "great" Blair (Jan 8, 2013) SRU reveals Paterson's new role (May 8, 2012) Paterson set to call time on career (May 1, 2012) Paterson granted Murrayfield farewell (Jan 16, 2012) Robinson favours evolution (Jan 4, 2012) Chris Paterson news and articles (148) »
Latest Photos
Jun 14, 2012
Former Scotland international Chris Paterson carries the Olympic Flame
Former Scotland international Chris Paterson carries the Olympic Flame
©  PA Photos
May 5, 2012
Retiring Edinburgh stalwart Chris Paterson says goodbye to fans
Retiring Edinburgh stalwart Chris Paterson says goodbye to fans
©  Getty Images
Jan 13, 2012
Edinburgh's Chris Paterson is felled by the Racing Metro defence
Edinburgh's Chris Paterson is felled by the Racing Metro defence
©  Getty Images
Jan 6, 2012
Edinburgh's Chris Paterson evades Ulster's Ian Humphreys
Edinburgh's Chris Paterson evades Ulster's Ian Humphreys
©  PA Photos
Chris Paterson rugby photos (52) »

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