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
13 Mar 2004 Southend United v Swansea City D 1-1 League Division 3
16 Mar 2004 Macclesfield Town v Swansea City L 2-1 League Division 3
20 Mar 2004 Swansea City v Scunthorpe United W 4-2 League Division 3
23 Mar 2004 Mansfield Town v Swansea City D 1-1 League Division 3
27 Mar 2004 Huddersfield Town v Swansea City L 3-0 League Division 3
03 Apr 2004 Swansea City v Carlisle United L 1-2 League Division 3
10 Apr 2004 Lincoln City v Swansea City L 2-1 League Division 3
12 Apr 2004 Swansea City v Hull City L 2-3 League Division 3
17 Apr 2004 Bristol Rovers v Swansea City L 2-1 League Division 3
24 Apr 2004 Swansea City v Northampton Town L 0-2 League Division 3
01 May 2004 Darlington v Swansea City W 1-2 League Division 3
08 May 2004 Swansea City v York City D 0-0 League Division 3
07 Aug 2004 Swansea City v Northampton Town L 0-2 League Two
10 Aug 2004 Rochdale v Swansea City W 0-2 League Two
14 Aug 2004 Macclesfield Town v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
21 Aug 2004 Swansea City v Cheltenham Town D 1-1 League Two
28 Aug 2004 Cambridge United v Swansea City W 0-1 League Two
30 Aug 2004 Swansea City v Lincoln City W 1-0 League Two
04 Sep 2004 Yeovil Town v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
11 Sep 2004 Swansea City v Kidderminster Harriers W 3-0 League Two
18 Sep 2004 Wycombe Wanderers v Swansea City W 0-1 League Two
02 Oct 2004 Chester City v Swansea City D 1-1 League Two
08 Oct 2004 Swansea City v Mansfield Town W 1-0 League Two
16 Oct 2004 Southend United v Swansea City L 4-2 League Two
19 Oct 2004 Swansea City v Leyton Orient W 1-0 League Two
30 Oct 2004 Grimsby Town v Swansea City D 1-1 League Two
02 Nov 2004 Wycombe Wanderers v Swansea City L 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
06 Nov 2004 Swansea City v Bristol Rovers W 1-0 League Two
14 Nov 2004 Cheltenham Town v Swansea City W 1-3 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
17 Nov 2004 Swansea City v Darlington W 2-1 League Two
20 Nov 2004 Shrewsbury Town v Swansea City L 2-0 League Two
04 Dec 2004 Stockport County v Swansea City D 0-0 FA Cup 2nd round
08 Dec 2004 Oxford United v Swansea City W 0-1 League Two
11 Dec 2004 Scunthorpe United v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
14 Dec 2004 Swansea City v Stockport County W 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round replay
18 Dec 2004 Swansea City v Notts County W 4-0 League Two
26 Dec 2004 Kidderminster Harriers v Swansea City W 1-5 League Two
28 Dec 2004 Swansea City v Boston United W 3-1 League Two
01 Jan 2005 Swansea City v Yeovil Town L 0-2 League Two
03 Jan 2005 Rushden and Diamonds v Swansea City W 0-2 League Two
08 Jan 2005 Reading v Swansea City D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Swansea City v Wycombe Wanderers D 2-2 League Two
17 Jan 2005 Swansea City v Reading L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 2005 Boston United v Swansea City W 2-3 League Two
29 Jan 2005 Swansea City v Chester City W 3-0 League Two
04 Feb 2005 Swansea City v Southend United D 1-1 League Two
08 Feb 2005 Mansfield Town v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
12 Feb 2005 Leyton Orient v Swansea City L 3-1 League Two
19 Feb 2005 Swansea City v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Two
05 Mar 2005 Notts County v Swansea City L 1-0 League Two
12 Mar 2005 Swansea City v Rochdale D 2-2 League Two
19 Mar 2005 Northampton Town v Swansea City D 2-2 League Two
25 Mar 2005 Swansea City v Macclesfield Town W 2-0 League Two
28 Mar 2005 Cheltenham Town v Swansea City W 1-2 League Two
15 Apr 2005 Swansea City v Oxford United W 1-0 League Two
23 Apr 2005 Bristol Rovers v Swansea City L 2-0 League Two
30 Apr 2005 Swansea City v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Two
07 May 2005 Bury v Swansea City W 0-1 League Two
20 Aug 2005 Swansea City v Doncaster Rovers L 1-2 League One
23 Aug 2005 Reading v Swansea City L 3-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
27 Aug 2005 Walsall v Swansea City W 2-5 League One
29 Aug 2005 Swansea City v Barnsley W 3-1 League One
10 Sep 2005 Swansea City v Bristol City W 7-1 League One
13 Sep 2005 Milton Keynes Dons v Swansea City W 1-3 League One
17 Sep 2005 Hartlepool United v Swansea City D 2-2 League One
29 Oct 2005 Swansea City v Chesterfield W 5-1 League One
05 Nov 2005 Stockport County v Swansea City L 2-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Nov 2005 Swansea City v Yeovil Town W 2-0 League One
22 Nov 2005 Swansea City v Rushden and Diamonds W 4-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
06 Dec 2005 Swansea City v Scunthorpe United W 2-0 League One
10 Dec 2005 Swansea City v Colchester United D 1-1 League One
13 Dec 2005 Swansea City v Peterborough United W 3-1 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
17 Dec 2005 Doncaster Rovers v Swansea City L 2-1 League One
02 Jan 2006 Swansea City v Port Vale D 0-0 League One
10 Jan 2006 Swansea City v Milton Keynes Dons W 3-1 League One


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