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
08 Aug 2009 Lincoln City v Barnet W 1-0 League Two
11 Aug 2009 Lincoln City v Barnsley L 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
29 Aug 2009 Dagenham and Redbridge v Lincoln City L 3-0 League Two
01 Sep 2009 Darlington v Lincoln City L 1-0 Johnstones Paint Trophy 1st round - northern section
05 Sep 2009 Lincoln City v Darlington W 3-0 League Two
27 Jan 2010 Burton Albion v Lincoln City L 1-0 League Two
06 Feb 2010 Chesterfield v Lincoln City L 2-1 League Two
09 Feb 2010 Darlington v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Two
13 Feb 2010 Lincoln City v Rotherham United L 1-2 League Two
06 Mar 2010 Rochdale v Lincoln City D 1-1 League Two
12 Mar 2010 Lincoln City v Hereford United W 3-1 League Two
20 Mar 2010 Torquay United v Lincoln City W 2-3 League Two
27 Mar 2010 Lincoln City v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Two
03 Apr 2010 Cheltenham Town v Lincoln City L 1-0 League Two
05 Apr 2010 Lincoln City v Morecambe L 1-3 League Two
10 Apr 2010 Lincoln City v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League Two
17 Apr 2010 Shrewsbury Town v Lincoln City L 1-0 League Two


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