Paddy Connolly Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History



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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.

  • 50th Appearance - Celtic 2 - 0 Dundee United

    Parkhead was the scene of our first defeat of the season and there is no doubt that United gave themselves a mountain to climb by losing two goals after only 12 minutes play. Celtic had Andy Payton making his debut and the former Middlesbrough striker almost scored with his first touch after 15 seconds. Not that a goal was long delayed. Newcomer Payton initiated the move with a pass out to Miller and when his cross arrived in the middle Gerry Creaney sent a glancing header well out of Alan Main's reach. Further disaster befell us eight minutes later when Boyd's cross from the left was again met by Gerry Creaney who this time directed a looping header in at the far post.

  • 50th League Appearance - Dundee 1 - 3 Dundee United

    After the fighting draw with Celtic, team changes were limited to Brian Welsh and John O'Neil replacing Dave Narey and Michael O'Neill. This meant John Clark continued in his striking role. If the first derby match of the season had been something of a let down, then this second encounter had more than sufficient action and drama to satisfy the most demanding of fans. The catalogue of incident began after only nine minutes when Den Bieman headed a McQuillan cross against the face of the bar. For Gary Bollan this was to be an afternoon of completely contrasting fortunes. First he was booked for "feigning injury" after being body-checked by Jim Duffy. Not too long after that he rose to head in the game's opening goal. Dundee equalised ten minutes before the break when Billy Dodds hooked a Campbell corner over the line. Dundee did threaten twice more before the interval, but the second half saw the game change direction.

  • 100th Appearance - Dundee United 3 - 1 Brøndby

    Faced with the prospect of trying to retrieve a two goal deficit, United suffered a blow when Andy McLaren was ruled out because of flu and John Clark was drafted in up front. The experience of Dave Bowman and Dave Narey was a welcome boost to our chances. On the evidence of the opening few minutes, you'd have thought it was the Danes and not United who were two goals in arrears! Alan Main had to pull off a superb save at full stretch to keep out a Kristensen free-kick and Strudel was twice only inches away from getting on the end of two very dangerous crosses. All his with only seven minutes on the clock! Gradually, United fought their way into the game, but a series of corners was as much as we could muster. There were grounds for guarded optimism on the half time whistle as Rieper just managed to cut out a ball intended for John Clark.

  • 100th League Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 3 Kilmarnock

    Killie fighting for their Premier League survival battled tenaciously right from the first whistle to the last and United could have little by way of complaint as to the outcome. Whilst Billy McKinlay did recover from his hamstring injury in time to play, the knock Jim Mclnally took at Ibrox kept him out, whilst Jerren Nixon and Paddy Connolly traded places with Andy McLaren and David Hannah and were in the starting line up.

  • 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.