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 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

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Stoke City League 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 Cup 1
1
2
2000-01 Stoke City League Division 2 1
6
2001-02 Rochdale FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Rochdale League Cup 1
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 11
6
1
2
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 Play-Offs
1
2002-03 Rochdale FA Cup 5
3
1
2002-03 Rochdale LDV Vans Trophy
1
2002-03 Rochdale League Cup 1
2002-03 Rochdale League Division 3 30
9
11
1
2003-04 Rochdale FA Cup 1
2003-04 Rochdale League 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 FA Cup 1
2005-06 Swansea City LDV Vans Trophy 2
1
2005-06 Swansea City League Cup 1
2005-06 Swansea City League One 5
8
1
2006-07 Cheltenham Town League One 9
6
1
1
2006-07 Leyton Orient FA Cup
3
2006-07 Leyton Orient Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Leyton Orient League Cup 1
2006-07 Leyton Orient League One 5
13
2
2007-08 Cheltenham Town FA Cup 2
2007-08 Cheltenham Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
1
2007-08 Cheltenham Town League Cup 1
2007-08 Cheltenham Town League One 26
13
4
2
2008-09 Cheltenham Town FA Cup 1
3
2008-09 Cheltenham Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2008-09 Cheltenham Town League Cup 2
1
2008-09 Cheltenham Town League One 18
7
2
2009-10 Lincoln City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2009-10 Lincoln City League Cup 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
16 Jan 2007 Cheltenham Town v Scunthorpe United D 1-1 League One
20 Jan 2007 Cheltenham Town v Gillingham D 1-1 League One
31 Jan 2007 Bristol City v Cheltenham Town W 0-1 League One
03 Feb 2007 Cheltenham Town v Swansea City W 2-1 League One
17 Feb 2007 Cheltenham Town v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League One
24 Feb 2007 Cheltenham Town v Carlisle United L 0-1 League One
03 Mar 2007 Millwall v Cheltenham Town L 2-0 League One
06 Mar 2007 Port Vale v Cheltenham Town D 1-1 League One
10 Mar 2007 Cheltenham Town v Yeovil Town L 1-2 League One
17 Mar 2007 Doncaster Rovers v Cheltenham Town W 0-2 League One
24 Mar 2007 Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham Town L 3-0 League One
31 Mar 2007 Cheltenham Town v Leyton Orient W 2-1 League One
09 Apr 2007 Cheltenham Town v Chesterfield D 0-0 League One
21 Apr 2007 Cheltenham Town v Blackpool L 1-2 League One
05 May 2007 Cheltenham Town v Brighton and Hove Albion D 1-1 League One
11 Aug 2007 Cheltenham Town v Gillingham W 1-0 League One
14 Aug 2007 Southend United v Cheltenham Town L 4-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Aug 2007 Millwall v Cheltenham Town L 1-0 League One
25 Aug 2007 Cheltenham Town v Swindon Town D 1-1 League One
01 Sep 2007 Carlisle United v Cheltenham Town L 1-0 League One
15 Sep 2007 Huddersfield Town v Cheltenham Town W 2-3 League One
18 Sep 2007 Cheltenham Town v Swansea City L 1-2 League One
22 Sep 2007 Cheltenham Town v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League One
29 Sep 2007 Doncaster Rovers v Cheltenham Town L 2-0 League One
02 Oct 2007 Port Vale v Cheltenham Town L 3-0 League One
06 Oct 2007 Cheltenham Town v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League One
09 Oct 2007 Swindon Town v Cheltenham Town W 1-3 Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - southern section
20 Oct 2007 Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town L 2-1 League One
27 Oct 2007 Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League One
03 Nov 2007 Walsall v Cheltenham Town L 2-0 League One
06 Nov 2007 Cheltenham Town v Yeovil Town D 1-1 League One
10 Nov 2007 Cheltenham Town v Brighton and Hove Albion D 1-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Nov 2007 Brighton and Hove Albion v Cheltenham Town L 4-1 Johnstones Paint Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
17 Nov 2007 Southend United v Cheltenham Town D 2-2 League One
20 Nov 2007 Brighton and Hove Albion v Cheltenham Town L 2-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
25 Nov 2007 Cheltenham Town v Leeds United W 1-0 League One
08 Dec 2007 Leyton Orient v Cheltenham Town L 2-0 League One
14 Dec 2007 Cheltenham Town v Luton Town W 1-0 League One
26 Dec 2007 Swansea City v Cheltenham Town L 4-1 League One
29 Dec 2007 Tranmere Rovers v Cheltenham Town L 1-0 League One
02 Jan 2008 Cheltenham Town v Port Vale W 1-0 League One
12 Jan 2008 Cheltenham Town v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League One
18 Jan 2008 Hartlepool United v Cheltenham Town W 0-2 League One
25 Jan 2008 Cheltenham Town v Carlisle United W 1-0 League One
09 Feb 2008 Cheltenham Town v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-1 League One
12 Feb 2008 Swindon Town v Cheltenham Town L 3-0 League One
16 Feb 2008 Cheltenham Town v Hartlepool United D 1-1 League One
19 Feb 2008 Brighton and Hove Albion v Cheltenham Town L 2-1 League One
23 Feb 2008 AFC Bournemouth v Cheltenham Town D 2-2 League One
08 Mar 2008 Yeovil Town v Cheltenham Town L 2-1 League One
11 Mar 2008 Leeds United v Cheltenham Town W 1-2 League One
15 Mar 2008 Cheltenham Town v Bristol Rovers W 1-0 League One
24 Mar 2008 Cheltenham Town v Leyton Orient W 1-0 League One
29 Mar 2008 Cheltenham Town v Northampton Town D 1-1 League One
05 Apr 2008 Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham Town L 3-1 League One
12 Apr 2008 Cheltenham Town v Walsall L 1-2 League One
19 Apr 2008 Crewe Alexandra v Cheltenham Town L 3-1 League One
26 Apr 2008 Oldham Athletic v Cheltenham Town L 2-1 League One
03 May 2008 Cheltenham Town v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League One
09 Aug 2008 Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town L 4-2 League One
12 Aug 2008 Southend United v Cheltenham Town W 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2008 Cheltenham Town v Swindon Town W 2-0 League One
23 Aug 2008 Oldham Athletic v Cheltenham Town L 4-0 League One
26 Aug 2008 Cheltenham Town v Stoke City L 2-3 League Cup 2nd round
30 Aug 2008 Cheltenham Town v Leicester City L 0-4 League One
12 Sep 2008 Hartlepool United v Cheltenham Town L 4-1 League One
20 Sep 2008 Millwall v Cheltenham Town L 2-0 League One
27 Sep 2008 Cheltenham Town v Stockport County D 2-2 League One
04 Oct 2008 Brighton and Hove Albion v Cheltenham Town D 3-3 League One
07 Oct 2008 Cheltenham Town v Walsall L 1-2 Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - southern section
18 Oct 2008 Cheltenham Town v Scunthorpe United L 1-2 League One
21 Oct 2008 Tranmere Rovers v Cheltenham Town L 2-0 League One
25 Oct 2008 Milton Keynes Dons v Cheltenham Town L 3-1 League One
01 Nov 2008 Cheltenham Town v Leeds United L 0-1 League One
08 Nov 2008 Cheltenham Town v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Nov 2008 Hereford United v Cheltenham Town L 3-0 League One
18 Nov 2008 Oldham Athletic v Cheltenham Town W 0-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
22 Nov 2008 Carlisle United v Cheltenham Town L 1-0 League One
02 Dec 2008 Morecambe v Cheltenham Town W 2-3 FA Cup 2nd round
13 Jan 2009 Cheltenham Town v Doncaster Rovers D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 2009 Colchester United v Cheltenham Town L 3-1 League One
03 Mar 2009 Swindon Town v Cheltenham Town D 2-2 League One
07 Mar 2009 Leicester City v Cheltenham Town L 4-0 League One
14 Mar 2009 Cheltenham Town v Hartlepool United W 2-0 League One
24 Mar 2009 Cheltenham Town v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League One
28 Mar 2009 Walsall v Cheltenham Town D 1-1 League One
04 Apr 2009 Cheltenham Town v Leyton Orient L 0-1 League One
10 Apr 2009 Peterborough United v Cheltenham Town D 1-1 League One
13 Apr 2009 Cheltenham Town v Yeovil Town W 1-0 League One
18 Apr 2009 Crewe Alexandra v Cheltenham Town W 1-2 League One
25 Apr 2009 Cheltenham Town v Carlisle United D 1-1 League One


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