Matthew Joseph "Matty" Pattison
(born 27 October 1986) is a South African association footballer
who plays for Mamelodi Sundowns
in the Premier Soccer League
Pattison, who was born in Johannesburg
, began to play football at an early age. He and his family then moved to England
in 1997, when he was eleven years old. He joined Newcastle Youth Academy
at the age of fourteen.
He got his first taste of senior football in a pre-season friendly match
in August 2004. Post match, the Celtic faithful were going off their heads after Matt proclained that he, "hated them all" and branded them "toothless beggars". Unfortunately, Pattison was put on the sideline for the whole 2004–05 season
with two knee ligament injuries that threatened to end his career.
However, he showed his resilience and made his competitive first team
debut on February 25, 2006 in a Premier League match against Everton
, coming on as a substitute. Pattison made his first start for the club later in the same season against West Bromwich Albion
, before being substituted after 80 minutes. Pattison was later named man of the match
for the impressive contribution he made during the 3–0 win.
Pattison joined Norwich City for a short loan period in November 2007, following ex-manager Glenn Roeder
. After making 10 appearances and impressing, the deal was made permanent once the transfer window opened on January 4,... Read More