Patrick Bauer (born 28 October 1992) is a German professional footballer who plays as a defender for Preston North End.
In May 2011 Patrick Bauer extended his contract with VfB Stuttgart until June 2015.
On 29 July 2011 Bauer had his debut for the first team of VfB Stuttgart in the first round of the 2011–12 DFB-Pokal against SV Wehen Wiesbaden.
On 17 August 2012 Patrick Bauer was loaned out to C.S. Marítimo until the end of the 2012–13 season. On 26 August 2012 he made his debut for C.S. Marítimo B in the Segunda Liga against Vitória S.C. B. Six days later he scored his first goal in the Segunda Liga against Sporting B.
On 24 July 2013 Patrick Bauer signs a three-year contract with C.S. Marítimo.