Paul Connor

Date of birth12 January 1979
Place of birthBishop Auckland
NationalityEnglish
Weight72 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionForward

With the wealth of strikers at Stoke City manager Gudjon Thordarson's disposal, Paul's chances at the Britannia Stadium were limited to a handful of outings, mostly from the subs' bench.

In November 2000, he went out on loan to Second Division rivals Cambridge United where his arrival lifted the team.

He showed an excellent eye for goal, netting five times for the Us before returning to the Potteries.

Rochdale manager Steve Parkin then signed him for a club record fee in a bid to boost his attack and came up trumps.

Paul was an immediate hit at Spotland, scoring ten times in 14 games including a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Halifax Town.

He is a promising young striker who makes intelligent runs and is a strong finisher.

Paul joined Leyton Orient in January 2006 with a contract to June 2008.

He joined Lincoln City in July 2009 with a one-year contract that was cancelled in May 2010.

Paul joined Mansfield Town in July 2010 with a one-year contract.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Stoke City Worthington Cup 2
2
1
2000-01 Cambridge United FA Cup 1
2000-01 Cambridge United League Division 2 12
1
5
1
2000-01 Rochdale League Division 3 14
10
2
2000-01 Stoke City League Division 2 1
6
2000-01 Stoke City Worthington Cup 1
1
2
2001-02 Rochdale FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 11
6
1
2
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 Play-Offs
1
2001-02 Rochdale Worthington Cup 1
2002-03 Rochdale FA Cup 5
3
1
2002-03 Rochdale LDV Vans Trophy
1
2002-03 Rochdale League Division 3 30
9
11
1
2002-03 Rochdale Worthington Cup 1
2003-04 Rochdale Carling Cup 1
2003-04 Rochdale FA Cup 1
2003-04 Rochdale League Division 3 21
3
6
1
1
2003-04 Swansea City League Division 3 12
5
1
2004-05 Swansea City FA Cup 5
3
2004-05 Swansea City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Swansea City League Two 34
6
10
8
2005-06 Leyton Orient League Two 15
1
4
2
1
2005-06 Swansea City Carling Cup 1
2005-06 Swansea City FA Cup 1
2005-06 Swansea City LDV Vans Trophy 2
1
2005-06 Swansea City League One 5
8
1
2006-07 Cheltenham Town League One 9
6
1
1
2006-07 Leyton Orient Carling Cup 1
2006-07 Leyton Orient FA Cup
3
2006-07 Leyton Orient Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Leyton Orient League One 5
13
2
2007-08 Cheltenham Town Carling Cup 1
2007-08 Cheltenham Town FA Cup 2
2007-08 Cheltenham Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
1
2007-08 Cheltenham Town League One 26
13
4
2
2008-09 Cheltenham Town Carling Cup 2
1
2008-09 Cheltenham Town FA Cup 1
3
2008-09 Cheltenham Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2008-09 Cheltenham Town League One 18
7
2
2009-10 Lincoln City Carling Cup 1
2009-10 Lincoln City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2009-10 Lincoln City League Two 8
7


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Aug 1999 Macclesfield Town v Stoke City D 1-1 Worthington Cup 1st round 1st leg
25 Aug 1999 Stoke City v Macclesfield Town W 3-0 Worthington Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Sep 1999 Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 Worthington Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Stoke City L 3-1 Worthington Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Aug 2000 Stoke City v Wycombe Wanderers D 0-0 League Division 2
19 Aug 2000 Bristol City v Stoke City W 1-2 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 York City v Stoke City W 1-5 Worthington Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Stoke City v Notts County L 0-1 League Division 2
29 Aug 2000 Reading v Stoke City D 3-3 League Division 2
09 Sep 2000 Stoke City v Peterborough United W 3-0 League Division 2
13 Sep 2000 Stoke City v Oxford United W 4-0 League Division 2
26 Sep 2000 Charlton Athletic v Stoke City L 4-3 Worthington Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
28 Oct 2000 Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League Division 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Middlesbrough 04 Jul 1996 20 May 1999
Gateshead 11 Aug 1997 23 Aug 1999 L
Hartlepool United 06 Feb 1998 05 Mar 1998 L
Stoke City 25 Mar 1999 09 May 1999 L
Stoke City 20 May 1999 09 Mar 2001
Cambridge United 10 Nov 2000 10 Mar 2001 L
Rochdale 09 Mar 2001 12 Mar 2004
Swansea City 12 Mar 2004 31 Jan 2006
Leyton Orient 31 Jan 2006 15 Jan 2007
Cheltenham Town 15 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2009
Lincoln City 22 Jul 2009 05 May 2010
Mansfield Town 29 Jul 2010 01 Dec 2011

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
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Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.