Paddy Connolly - Player Profile


Full Name:Patrick Connolly
Born:June 25th, 1970 (Glasgow)
Height:5' 8
Position:Forward
Signed:June 30th, 1986
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 144 appearances, 40 goals
Full Debut: May 6th, 1989 - Heart of Midlothian 0 - 0 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: January 13th, 1990 - Dundee United 2 - 0 Celtic (League - Premier Division)
Also Played For:Airdrieonians, Ayr United, Brechin City, Greenock Morton, St Johnstone, Stirling Albion
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 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1995/96  First Division 5 (5) 5 0.50 1 0 60.0% 10.0% 30.0%
 1994/95  Premier Division 5 (3) 0 - 1 0 12.5% 50.0% 37.5%
 1993/94  Premier Division 25 (9) 6 0.18 1 0 32.4% 38.2% 29.4%
 1992/93  Premier Division 35 (12) 19 0.40 0 0 46.8% 19.1% 34.0%
 1991/92  Premier Division 1 (5) 0 - 0 0 66.7% 16.7% 16.7%
 1990/91  Premier Division 9 (8) 4 0.24 0 0 52.9% 17.6% 29.4%
 1989/90  Premier Division 16 (4) 6 0.30 0 0 45.0% 25.0% 30.0%
 1988/89  Premier Division 2 0 - 0 0 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
 1987/88  Premier Division 0 0 - 0 0 - - -
98 (46) 40 0.28

 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

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Sep 23rd, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Airdrieonians 1 - 2
 Sep 16th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Clydebank 2 - 1
 Sep 12th, 1995 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton Academical 3 - 0
 Aug 26th, 1995 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 3
 Aug 19th, 1995 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Sep 12th, 1995 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton Academical 3 - 0
 Sep 2nd, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton Academical 2 - 1
 Aug 19th, 1995 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 0
 Feb 5th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 1
 Jan 8th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 3 - 0

Paddy joined United from Hamilton Thistle and progressed through the youth system. He was part of national youth side and played at Under-21 level for Scotland.

By 1992-93 he was a regular for United and was top scorer with 19 goals, but at the end of 1993-94 he was transfer listed. He was transferred to Airdrieonians for a fee of around £150,000 in March 1996.

His was the infamous ‘goal that never was’ v Partick Thistle on 13th February 1993 and 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. To compound the referee’s error, play was waved on after a defender picked up the ball and handed it to the goalkeeper! As a direct result of this incident, stanchions were no longer permitted and FIFA ordered that nets must be held back by ties.

 Goals Scored
Jan 13th, 1990 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 0 (36')
Jan 13th, 1990 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 0 (44')
Jan 27th, 1990 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 2 - 3 (69')
Feb 17th, 1990 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 0 (87')
Feb 26th, 1990 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. QOS 2 - 1 (42')
Mar 24th, 1990 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2 (2')
Oct 3rd, 1990 UEFA Cup  (H)  vs. FH 2 - 2 (63')
Jan 19th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 0 (47')
Jan 19th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 0 (59')
Jan 26th, 1991 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. East Fife 1 - 1 (90')
Aug 5th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 0 (72')
Aug 11th, 1992 League Cup  (H)  vs. QOS 6 - 0 (32')
Aug 11th, 1992 League Cup  (H)  vs. QOS 6 - 0 (27')
Aug 22nd, 1992 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 1 (13')
Aug 26th, 1992 League Cup  (H)  vs. Rangers 2 - 3 (78')
Sep 2nd, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 2 (46')
Oct 7th, 1992 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 1 (67')
Nov 21st, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 1 (66')
Jan 23rd, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (40')
Feb 13th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 4 - 0 (65')
Feb 13th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 4 - 0 (73')
Mar 6th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 1 (44')
Mar 20th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 1 (59')
Mar 27th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 3 (66')
Apr 3rd, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (43')
Apr 17th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 0 (67')
Apr 20th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 4 - 0 (8')
May 1st, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 1 (56')
May 1st, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 1 (36')
Aug 10th, 1993 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hamilton 1 - 0 (102')
Nov 30th, 1993 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 0 (72')
Dec 7th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 1 (78')
Dec 11th, 1993 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 3 - 0 (15')
Jan 8th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 3 - 0 (14')
Feb 5th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 1 (14')
Aug 19th, 1995 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 0 (63')
Aug 19th, 1995 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 0 (49')
Sep 2nd, 1995 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 2 - 1 (72')
Sep 12th, 1995 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton 3 - 0 (50')
Sep 12th, 1995 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton 3 - 0 (20')

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