Pat (or Paddy) Wilson was born in High Valleyfield in 1946; son of a miner, he had six brothers and two sisters. His uncle John was manager at Blairhall, and was 16 when he was signed up there. It wasn't too long before Dunfermline came in for him in 1963 to go on the ground staff, along with a certain Alec Edwards. Pat joined Aberdeen after he was released in 1966. Raith Rovers followed and then five years at his last club was Berwick Rangers.
When he stopped playing Pat went to Cowdenbeath as a coach under Frank Connor, and after Frank left, went to the Rovers to work under Gordon Wallace.
He was a sales rep in the drinks business. Having started with Hendry's soft drinks, he then branched into wines and spirits for a while. Then had a spell running the East Port Bar in the town, After suffering a stroke in 2005, he had to take a big step back and take it easy. Pastimes became mostly walking his two greyhounds and taking in home games at East End Park with the other former players when time allows.