John Connelly

Date of birth18 July 1938
Place of birthSt Helens
NationalityEnglish
PositionForward

A wonderfully gifted two-footed wing man who played a huge role in one of United's best-ever forward lines. A member of England's 1966 World Cup squad and winner of a League Championship medal in 1965.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Burnley 01 Nov 1956 01 Apr 1964
Manchester United 01 Apr 1964 01 Sep 1966
Blackburn Rovers 01 Sep 1966 01 Jun 1970

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1959-60 Football League Inter League 2
1
1961-62 Football League Inter League 3
1
1964-65 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1964-65 Manchester United Fairs Cup 11
5
1964-65 Manchester United League Division One 42
15
1965-66 Manchester United European Cup 8
6
1965-66 Manchester United FA Cup 6
2
1965-66 Manchester United League Division One 31
1
5
1966-67 Football League Inter League 1
2
1966-67 Manchester United League Cup 1
1966-67 Manchester United League Division One 6
2


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
23 Sep 1959 IRISH LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE W 1-5 INTER LEAGUE
04 Nov 1959 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v LEAGUE OF IRELAND W 2-0 INTER LEAGUE
11 Oct 1961 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v LEAGUE OF IRELAND W 5-2 INTER LEAGUE
01 Nov 1961 IRISH LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE W 1-6 INTER LEAGUE
08 Nov 1961 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v ITALIAN LEAGUE L 0-2 INTER LEAGUE
21 Sep 1966 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v IRISH LEAGUE W 12-0 INTER LEAGUE


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1959-60 England British Championships 3
1959-60 England International Friendly 1
1
1960-61 England Under-23 1
1961-62 England British Championships 1
1961-62 England FIFA World Cup 1
1
1961-62 England International Friendly 2
1
1962-63 England British Championships 1
1
1962-63 England UEFA European Championship 1
1964-65 England International Friendly 3
1
1965-66 England British Championships 3
1965-66 England FIFA World Cup 1
1965-66 England International Friendly 2
2
1966-67 England International Friendly 1


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
17 Oct 1959 Wales v England D 1-1 British Championships
28 Oct 1959 England v Sweden L 2-3 International Friendly
18 Nov 1959 England v Northern Ireland W 2-1 British Championships
09 Apr 1960 Scotland v England D 1-1 British Championships
09 Nov 1960 England v Italy D 1-1 U23
14 Oct 1961 Wales v England D 1-1 British Championships
25 Oct 1961 England v Portugal W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
04 Apr 1962 England v Austria W 3-1 International Friendly
09 May 1962 England v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
21 Nov 1962 England v Wales W 4-0 British Championships
27 Feb 1963 France v England L 5-2 UEFA European Championship 1st round
05 May 1965 England v Hungary W 1-0 International Friendly
09 May 1965 Yugoslavia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
16 May 1965 Sweden v England W 1-2 International Friendly
02 Oct 1965 Wales v England D 0-0 British Championships
20 Oct 1965 England v Austria L 2-3 International Friendly
10 Nov 1965 England v Northern Ireland W 2-1 British Championships
02 Apr 1966 Scotland v England W 3-4 British Championships
29 Jun 1966 Norway v England W 1-6 International Friendly
03 Jul 1966 Denmark v England W 0-2 International Friendly
11 Jul 1966 England v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1


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