Paddy Connolly Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1995-96 5 (5) 5 1 0 60.0% 10.0% 30.0%
1994-95 5 (3) 0 1 0 12.5% 50.0% 37.5%
1993-94 25 (9) 6 1 0 32.4% 38.2% 29.4%
1992-93 35 (12) 19 0 0 46.8% 19.1% 34.0%
1991-92 1 (5) 0 0 0 66.7% 16.7% 16.7%
1990-91 9 (8) 4 0 0 52.9% 17.6% 29.4%
1989-90 16 (4) 6 0 0 45.0% 25.0% 30.0%
1988-89 2 0 0 0 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
1987-88 - - - - - - -
Totals: 98 (46) 40


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 23/09/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 2
 16/09/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 1
 12/09/95 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 0
 26/08/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 3
 19/08/95 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 12/09/95 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 0
 02/09/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1
 19/08/95 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 0
 05/02/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 12/09/95 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 12/09/95 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 02/09/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 19/08/95 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 0
 19/08/95 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 0
 05/02/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0
 11/12/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 0
 07/12/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 30/11/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 10/08/93 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 01/05/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 1
 01/05/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 1
 20/04/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 0
 17/04/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 0
 03/04/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 27/03/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 3
 20/03/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  4 - 1
 06/03/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A)  3 - 1
 13/02/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  4 - 0
 13/02/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  4 - 0
 23/01/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 1
 07/10/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 02/09/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 26/08/92 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 11/08/92 2nd Round vs. QOS (H)  6 - 0
 11/08/92 2nd Round vs. QOS (H)  6 - 0
 05/08/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 0
 26/01/91 3rd Round vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 19/01/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 19/01/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 03/10/90 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. FH (H)  2 - 2
 24/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 26/02/90 4th Round vs. QOS (H)  2 - 1
 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 3
 13/01/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 13/01/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 23/09/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 2
 16/09/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 1
 12/09/95 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 09/09/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 0
 02/09/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 30/08/95 3rd Round vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 26/08/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 3
 23/08/95 1st Round vs. Stranraer (A)  2 - 0
 19/08/95 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 0
 12/08/95 First Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 14/01/95 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 07/01/95 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 02/01/95 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 26/12/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 21/09/94 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 10/09/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 16/08/94 2nd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 13/08/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 5
 14/05/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 3
 07/05/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 26/04/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 3
 16/04/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 02/04/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 29/03/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 26/02/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 12/02/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 05/02/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 29/01/94 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 2
 25/01/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 22/01/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0
 27/12/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 18/12/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 1
 11/12/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 0
 07/12/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 04/12/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 30/11/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 16/10/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 09/10/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 05/10/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 02/10/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 28/09/93 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Brøndby (H)  3 - 1
 15/09/93 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Brøndby (A)  0 - 2
 28/08/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 24/08/93 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 21/08/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 14/08/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 10/08/93 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 07/08/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 15/05/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 4
 08/05/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 01/05/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 1
 20/04/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 0
 17/04/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 0
 13/04/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 3
 03/04/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 27/03/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 3
 20/03/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  4 - 1
 13/03/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 09/03/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 0
 06/03/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A)  3 - 1
 27/02/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 24/02/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 20/02/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 13/02/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  4 - 0
 07/02/93 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 02/02/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 30/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 23/01/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 09/01/93 3rd Round vs. Meadowbank (H)  3 - 1
 02/01/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 26/12/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 12/12/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 28/11/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 0
 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 1
 11/11/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 07/11/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 31/10/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 24/10/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 17/10/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 07/10/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 03/10/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 26/09/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 4
 19/09/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 1
 12/09/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 02/09/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 29/08/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 26/08/92 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 18/08/92 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 15/08/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 2
 11/08/92 2nd Round vs. QOS (H)  6 - 0
 08/08/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 05/08/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 0
 01/08/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 14/03/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 22/02/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 26/01/92 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H)  6 - 0
 12/10/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 4
 07/09/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 16/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 09/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 02/02/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 29/01/91 3rd Round Replay vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 1
 26/01/91 3rd Round vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 19/01/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 05/01/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 07/11/90 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitesse (H)  0 - 4
 27/10/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 13/10/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 10/10/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 03/10/90 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. FH (H)  2 - 2
 29/09/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 18/09/90 1st Round 1st Leg vs. FH (A)  3 - 1
 08/09/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 0
 28/08/90 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 1
 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 0
 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 14/04/90 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 4
 07/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 31/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 24/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 10/03/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 03/03/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 26/02/90 4th Round vs. QOS (H)  2 - 1
 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 10/02/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 03/02/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 3
 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 13/01/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 06/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 03/01/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 19/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 4
 16/08/89 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 12/08/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 13/05/89 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H)  0 - 1
 06/05/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0


Biography


Paddy joined United from Hamilton Thistle and progressed through the youth system. He was part of the national youth side and a regular in the United reserve side from 1986. He made his first team debut in a testimonial match against Highland side Keith in May 1988, and just over a year later he made his competitive debut in the second last league match of the 1988-89 season against Hearts at Tynecastle.

In 1990 he made three appearances for the Scotland Under-21 side, and appeared frequently in the United line-up, scoring his first goals for the Club in a 2-0 victory over Celtic at Tannadice in January 1990. Another notable early goal was is late, late equaliser against East Fife in the Scottish Cup that saved embarrassment and helped see United progress to the final that season. By 1992-93 he was a regular for United and was top scorer with 19 goals, forming a lethal partnership with Duncan Ferguson. It was during this season that his was the infamous ‘goal that never was’ v Partick Thistle in February 1993 created a worldwide change in goal nets. Paddy scored, but the ball hit the stanchion holding the net in place and the ‘goal’ was missed by the referee Les Mottram. As a direct result of this incident, stanchions were no longer permitted and FIFA ordered that nets must be held back by ties.

Paddy continued to command a regular starting place at the beginning of the 1993-94 season, but by the end of that season had fallen out of favour and was transfer listed. He endured three serious injuries that kept him out of the first team for most of the next two seasons, and during a contract dispute with the Club he was transferred to Airdrieonians for a fee of around £150,000 in March 1996.

He spent two years with Airdrie before moving to St Johnstone in 1998, and was with the Perth side for six years, including loan spells at Morton and Ayr United. He was transferred to the Somerset Park club in 2004, and had spells with Stirling Albion and Brechin City before retiring in 2008. He took up a coaching role with Albion Rovers, and had a spell as a scout for Fulham before being appointed Assistant Manager at Alloa Athletic, where he carried out caretaker manager duties on two occasions.





Debut

May 6th, 1989
Heart of Midlothian 0 - 0 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Paddy was born on this date in Glasgow.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Paddy joined United from Hamilton Thistle and progressed through the youth system. He was part of the national youth side and a regular in the United reserve side from 1986. He made his first team debut in a testimonial match against Highland side Keith in May 1988, and just over a year later he made his competitive debut in the second last league match of the 1988-89 season against Hearts at Tynecastle.

  • Who would have believed that it was possible for two sides to produce five consecutive goalless draws. Even a late penalty award for Hearts failed to breach the stalemate of these recent encounters.

  • Tannadice, which has so often been the graveyard for Celtic's aspirations lived up to its reputation yet again. This latest defeat means Celtic have only won twice on Tayside in their last 17 visits. More importantly from a United standpoint, it closed the gap on Celtic, who are in fourth spot, to a single point and re-awakened our own hopes of a place in Europe again next season.

  • United's much changed side which saw teenage winger Paul Walker start a first team match for the first time booked a comfortable passage to the quarter finals of the League Challenge Cup.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 2 Airdrie

    The writing was on the wall in the last twenty minutes when the Tangerlnes simply stopped playing after taking the lead and failed to kill off the opposition. Matters were only compounded by yet another serious injury to a striker with Paddy Connolly being led off with what transpired to be a broken collar-bone. From that moment on Airdrie, who had rarely been seen as an attacking force, surged forward. That the game should end in such a fashion was in complete contrast to how the opening seventy minutes had unfolded.