Stephen Patterson

Stephen John Rayden Patterson (born 4 January 1971) is an Australian politician, and a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Stephen Patterson

Member of the South Australian House of Assembly
for Morphett
Assumed office
17 March 2018
Preceded byDuncan McFetridge
Mayor of City of Holdfast Bay
In office
November 2014 (2014-11)  March 2018 (2018-03)
Personal details
Stephen Patterson

(1971-01-04) 4 January 1971
Occupationelectrical engineer

Australian rules football career
Personal information
Original team(s) Norwood (SANFL)
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1995–2000 Collingwood 96 (88)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Sources: AFL Tables,


Patterson was elected as the mayor of the City of Holdfast Bay in November 2014.[1] In April 2017, he defeated the sitting member, Duncan McFetridge, in the Liberal Party preselection for the Morphett at the 2018 state election,[2] and was subsequently elected.[3]

AFL career

Originally from South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Norwood, Patterson was used mostly as a rover at Collingwood. He also played at half forward or as a wingman on occasions and kicked 25 goals in 1996. Patterson gathered three Brownlow Medal votes from Collingwood's win over North Melbourne in the final home and away match of the 1997 season. The following year, in 'The ANZAC Day clash' against Essendon, Patterson was voted Best on Ground after 24 disposals. His performances in the 1998 season saw him finish the year third in Collingwood's Copeland Trophy voting.

He was the first player to kick a goal against Port Adelaide Power.


  1. Stokes, John (10 November 2014). "New Holdfast Bay Mayor Stephen Patterson had two reasons to celebrate on Saturday night". Guardian Messenger. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  2. Washington, David (24 April 2017). "McFetridge dumping: bitter fight leaves party scars". InDaily. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  3. "Electorate: Morphett". ABC Elections. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
Duncan McFetridge
Member for Morphett

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