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
10 Mar 2001 Rochdale v Kidderminster Harriers D 0-0 League Division 3
17 Mar 2001 Chesterfield v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
23 Mar 2001 Rochdale v Cheltenham Town D 1-1 League Division 3
27 Mar 2001 Hull City v Rochdale L 3-2 League Division 3
03 Apr 2001 Rochdale v Brighton and Hove Albion D 1-1 League Division 3
10 Apr 2001 Rochdale v Carlisle United W 6-0 League Division 3
14 Apr 2001 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
16 Apr 2001 Rochdale v Exeter City W 3-0 League Division 3
21 Apr 2001 Barnet v Rochdale L 3-0 League Division 3
23 Apr 2001 Rochdale v Lincoln City W 3-1 League Division 3
26 Apr 2001 Blackpool v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
28 Apr 2001 Rochdale v Mansfield Town W 1-0 League Division 3
01 May 2001 Rochdale v Plymouth Argyle W 2-1 League Division 3
05 May 2001 Plymouth Argyle v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
11 Aug 2001 Oxford United v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
18 Aug 2001 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town D 1-1 League Division 3
25 Aug 2001 Plymouth Argyle v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
27 Aug 2001 Rochdale v Exeter City W 2-0 League Division 3
08 Sep 2001 Rochdale v Kidderminster Harriers W 2-0 League Division 3
11 Sep 2001 Rochdale v Fulham L 2-2 (5-6) League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Rochdale v Scunthorpe United D 2-2 League Division 3
18 Sep 2001 Hull City v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
17 Nov 2001 Tamworth v Rochdale D 1-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2001 Darlington v Rochdale L 1-0 League Division 3
24 Nov 2001 Rochdale v Lincoln City D 2-2 League Division 3
27 Nov 2001 Rochdale v Tamworth W 1-0 FA Cup 1st round replay
30 Nov 2001 Hartlepool United v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
08 Dec 2001 Blackpool v Rochdale L 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2001 Rochdale v Southend United L 0-1 League Division 3
26 Dec 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Rochdale L 4-1 League Division 3
29 Dec 2001 Exeter City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
19 Jan 2002 Rochdale v Oxford United D 1-1 League Division 3
22 Jan 2002 York City v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
26 Jan 2002 Rochdale v Swansea City W 2-0 League Division 3
29 Jan 2002 Rochdale v Carlisle United D 1-1 League Division 3
30 Apr 2002 Rochdale v Rushden and Diamonds L 1-2
Agg: 3-4
League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
10 Aug 2002 Rochdale v Leyton Orient W 1-0 League Division 3
13 Aug 2002 Lincoln City v Rochdale L 2-0 League Division 3
17 Aug 2002 Bristol Rovers v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
24 Aug 2002 Rochdale v Darlington D 1-1 League Division 3
26 Aug 2002 Wrexham v Rochdale W 2-5 League Division 3
31 Aug 2002 Rochdale v Southend United L 1-2 League Division 3
06 Sep 2002 Carlisle United v Rochdale W 0-2 League Division 3
11 Sep 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Rochdale L 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Sep 2002 Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town D 1-1 League Division 3
17 Sep 2002 Rochdale v Cambridge United W 4-3 League Division 3
21 Sep 2002 Kidderminster Harriers v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
28 Sep 2002 Rochdale v Macclesfield Town W 3-1 League Division 3
05 Oct 2002 Swansea City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
12 Oct 2002 Hull City v Rochdale L 3-0 League Division 3
19 Oct 2002 Rochdale v Scunthorpe United L 1-2 League Division 3
22 Oct 2002 Rochdale v Bury L 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
26 Oct 2002 Boston United v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
29 Oct 2002 Rochdale v Exeter City D 3-3 League Division 3
02 Nov 2002 Rochdale v Rushden and Diamonds L 0-1 League Division 3
09 Nov 2002 Oxford United v Rochdale L 2-0 League Division 3
16 Nov 2002 Rochdale v Peterborough United W 3-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
23 Nov 2002 Rochdale v York City L 0-1 League Division 3
30 Nov 2002 Torquay United v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
07 Dec 2002 Bristol Rovers v Rochdale D 1-1 FA Cup 2nd round
14 Dec 2002 Rochdale v Hartlepool United W 4-0 League Division 3
17 Dec 2002 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers W 3-2 FA Cup 2nd round replay
26 Dec 2002 Rochdale v Wrexham D 2-2 League Division 3
28 Dec 2002 AFC Bournemouth v Rochdale D 3-3 League Division 3
04 Jan 2003 Preston North End v Rochdale W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 Southend United v Rochdale L 1-0 League Division 3
21 Jan 2003 Rochdale v Lincoln City L 0-1 League Division 3
25 Jan 2003 Rochdale v Coventry City W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
08 Feb 2003 Rochdale v Oxford United W 2-1 League Division 3
11 Mar 2003 Rochdale v AFC Bournemouth D 1-1 League Division 3
15 Mar 2003 Rochdale v Boston United W 1-0 League Division 3
18 Mar 2003 Scunthorpe United v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
22 Mar 2003 Exeter City v Rochdale D 1-1 League Division 3
24 Mar 2003 Rushden and Diamonds v Rochdale D 3-3 League Division 3
05 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Torquay United L 0-2 League Division 3
08 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers D 1-1 League Division 3
12 Apr 2003 York City v Rochdale D 2-2 League Division 3
15 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Kidderminster Harriers L 0-1 League Division 3
18 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Bury L 1-2 League Division 3
26 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Swansea City L 1-2 League Division 3
29 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Hull City W 2-1 League Division 3
03 May 2003 Macclesfield Town v Rochdale L 3-2 League Division 3
09 Aug 2003 Rochdale v Yeovil Town L 1-3 League Division 3
16 Aug 2003 Bristol Rovers v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
19 Aug 2003 Stoke City v Rochdale L 2-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
23 Aug 2003 Rochdale v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 3
25 Aug 2003 Torquay United v Rochdale W 1-3 League Division 3
30 Aug 2003 Rochdale v Darlington W 4-2 League Division 3
06 Sep 2003 York City v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
13 Sep 2003 Carlisle United v Rochdale L 3-2 League Division 3
16 Sep 2003 Rochdale v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division 3
04 Oct 2003 Rochdale v Scunthorpe United W 2-0 League Division 3
11 Oct 2003 Rochdale v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 3
25 Oct 2003 Rochdale v Swansea City L 0-1 League Division 3
06 Dec 2003 Rochdale v Luton Town L 0-2 FA Cup 2nd round
13 Dec 2003 Bury v Rochdale W 1-2 League Division 3
20 Dec 2003 Rochdale v Boston United W 1-0 League Division 3
26 Dec 2003 Mansfield Town v Rochdale L 1-0 League Division 3
28 Dec 2003 Rochdale v York City L 1-2 League Division 3
03 Jan 2004 Rochdale v Torquay United W 1-0 League Division 3
10 Jan 2004 Yeovil Town v Rochdale L 1-0 League Division 3
17 Jan 2004 Rochdale v Bristol Rovers D 2-2 League Division 3
24 Jan 2004 Cambridge United v Rochdale D 0-0 League Division 3
31 Jan 2004 Darlington v Rochdale L 1-0 League Division 3
07 Feb 2004 Rochdale v Mansfield Town W 3-0 League Division 3
14 Feb 2004 Northampton Town v Rochdale L 3-1 League Division 3
21 Feb 2004 Rochdale v Cheltenham Town D 0-0 League Division 3
06 Mar 2004 Boston United v Rochdale L 2-0 League Division 3


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