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Michael Paton Squad Index
Information:
2012-13 Squad Number:
26
Position:
Forward
Date of Birth:
25th March 1989
Birthplace:
Greenock
Nationality:
Scottish
Signed:
29/06/2005
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Michael is another product of the AFC Youth Academy. Paton, a striker, joined Scottish Second Division club Brechin City on loan in January 2008 until the end of the season. He rejoined the Glebe Park side for another loan spell in September 2008. He made his Aberdeen debut in December 2008, coming on as a substitute in a 3-0 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He scored his first senior goal for the club in a 2-1 loss to Rangers at Ibrox in May 2009. Michael has had to wait patiently for his opportunity in the first team but he certainly took it in 2009/10. He was a strong player with pace and looked a real talent.

Because of changes in the forward line, Michael was finding it difficult to break back into the first team so went out on load to Stockport County in 2011 for six months during which he played 10 first team matches and scored 4 goals.

Michael was released from his contract on 31 Aug 2012 after failing to break into the first team and joined Queen of the South a few months later.


Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
31/07/2007
Inverurie Loco Works 0-6 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,400 18 Start
12/07/2008
Aberdeen 0-2 Manchester United
Friendly 20,500 19 Sub
21/07/2008
Brechin City 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Sub
24/07/2008
DZC 0-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Sub
30/07/2008
Vitesse Arnhem 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,580 19 Sub
31/07/2008
Rietvogels 0-10 Aberdeen
Friendly 19 Start
20/12/2008
Inverness CT 0-3 Aberdeen
SPL 5,862 19 Sub
17/02/2009
Aberdeen 5-0 East Fife
Scottish Cup R5 8,960 19 Sub
02/05/2009
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
SPL 14,752 20 Sub
16/05/2009
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
SPL 50,295 20 Sub
24/05/2009
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
SPL 14,083 20 Sub
18/07/2009
1860 Munich 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 20 Sub
22/07/2009
Peterhead 2-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,954 20 Sub
25/07/2009
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,613 20 Start
30/07/2009
Aberdeen 1-5 Sigma Olomouc
Europa League PR3 1L 13,973 20 Sub
15/08/2009
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
SPL 16,803 20 Sub
29/08/2009
Aberdeen 0-0 Motherwell
SPL 11,320 20 Sub
15/09/2009
Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 4,724 20 Start
19/09/2009
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
SPL 10,103 20 Start
22/09/2009
Dundee 3-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 6,131 20 Sub
26/09/2009
Rangers 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 47,968 20 Start
03/10/2009
Kilmarnock 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,997 20 Start
17/10/2009
Aberdeen 1-1 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 11,629 20 Start
24/10/2009
Aberdeen 0-2 Dundee United
SPL 11,776 20 Start
07/11/2009
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
SPL 10,894 20 Start
21/11/2009
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,668 20 Start
28/11/2009
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
SPL 16,153 20 Start
05/12/2009
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
SPL 56,010 20 Start
12/12/2009
Aberdeen 1-2 Hamilton
SPL 9,499 20 Start
19/12/2009
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
SPL 9,096 20 Start
02/01/2010
Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen
SPL 10,032 20 Sub
12/01/2010
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 3,867 20 Sub
23/01/2010
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
SPL 12,150 20 Sub
30/01/2010
Aberdeen 0-3 Motherwell
SPL 9,555 20 Sub
02/02/2010
Aberdeen 0-1 Falkirk
SPL 7,741 20 Sub
06/02/2010
Raith Rovers 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R5 7,045 20 Start
10/02/2010
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
SPL 10,469 20 Start
13/02/2010
Aberdeen 4-4 Celtic
SPL 14,898 20 Start
16/02/2010
Aberdeen 0-1 Raith Rovers
Scottish Cup R5 REP 8,153 20 Start
20/02/2010
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,643 20 Start
27/02/2010
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 8,316 20 Sub
06/03/2010
Hamilton 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 2,030 20 Start
16/03/2010
St. Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 3,826 20 Start
20/03/2010
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee United
SPL 9,316 20 Start
27/03/2010
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
SPL 8,764 21 Start
04/04/2010
Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 4,825 21 Start
07/04/2010
Rangers 3-1 Aberdeen
SPL 47,061 21 Start
11/04/2010
Aberdeen 1-3 St. Johnstone
SPL 7,568 21 Start
17/04/2010
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
SPL 10,461 21 Sub
24/04/2010
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 3,295 21 Sub
01/05/2010
Aberdeen 1-3 Hamilton
SPL 7,099 21 Sub
05/05/2010
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
SPL 6,097 21 Sub
08/05/2010
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,022 21 Sub
17/07/2010
Fraserburgh 3-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,069 21 Sub
18/07/2010
Peterhead 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,200 21 Sub
21/07/2010
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,037 21 Start
24/07/2010
Tamworth 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 734 21 Sub
27/07/2010
Port Vale 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,824 21 Sub
31/07/2010
Brighton 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,821 21 Sub
03/08/2010
Brechin City 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,791 21 Sub
02/10/2010
Inverness CT 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 6,144 21 Sub
23/10/2010
Aberdeen 4-2 Hibernian
SPL 7,587 21 Sub
30/10/2010
St. Mirren 2-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,589 21 Sub
15/02/2011
Aberdeen 1-2 Motherwell
SPL 6,882 21 Sub
19/02/2011
Aberdeen 5-0 Kilmarnock
SPL 7,371 21 Sub
02/04/2011
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,458 22 Sub
06/04/2011
St. Mirren 3-2 Aberdeen
SPL 3,489 22 Start
17/04/2011
Aberdeen 0-4 Celtic
Scottish Cup SF 30,381 22 Sub
25/04/2011
Hamilton 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 2,140 22 Start
30/04/2011
Aberdeen 1-0 Inverness CT
SPL 6,280 22 Start
10/05/2011
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Mirren
SPL 5,955 22 Start
30/06/2011
Brechin City 1-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,002 22 Sub
06/07/2011
Bochum 2-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,000 22 Sub
09/07/2011
Borussia Munchengladbach 5-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,200 22 Start
12/07/2011
Deveronvale 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 22 Start
13/07/2011
Inverurie Loco Works 1-11 Aberdeen
Testimonial 22 Sub
16/07/2011
Forfar Athletic 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 874 22 Sub
19/07/2011
Aberdeen 0-1 Villarreal
Testimonial 9,805 22 Sub
30/07/2011
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 5,011 22 Sub
07/08/2011
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
SPL 12,497 22 Sub
14/07/2012
Arbroath 1-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,766 23 Sub
17/07/2012
Elgin City 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,486 23 Start
21/07/2012
Alstatte 0-12 Aberdeen
Friendly 180 23 Sub
28/07/2012
St. Pauli 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 8,402 23 Start
14/08/2012
Aberdeen 2-1 Manchester United
Benefit Match 20,500 23 Start
29/08/2012
Viking FK 0-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,025 23 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
2012-13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
2
1
2011-12
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
5
3
2010-11
4
6
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
4
7
0
1
6
2
2009-10
22
13
3
0
1
2
2
0
0
0
1
0
24
15
5
1
2
1
2008-09
0
4
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
5
1
1
4
1
2007-08
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
Totals:
26
25
4
0
1
2
2
2
0
0
1
0
28
29
6
10
19
9
Total Appearances/Goals: 57 6