Aidan Connolly - Player Profile


Full Name:Aidan Charles Patrick Connolly
Born:August 15th, 1995 (Dundee)
Position:Midfielder
Signed:June 4th, 2013
First Manager:Jackie McNamara
Left Club:January 21st, 2016
Career Stats: 35 appearances, 2 goals
Debut (as sub): February 21st, 2014 - Dundee United 3 - 1 Motherwell (League - Premiership)
Full Debut: October 29th, 2014 - Hibernian 3 - 3 Dundee United (League Cup - Quarter Final)
First Goal: October 29th, 2014 - Hibernian 3 - 3 Dundee United (League Cup - Quarter Final)
Also Played For:Brechin City, Queen's Park

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2015/16  Premiership 1 (10) 0 - 1 1 18.2% 18.2% 63.6%
 2014/15  Premiership 10 (12) 2 0.09 0 0 50.0% 13.6% 36.4%
 2013/14  Premiership 0 (2) 0 - 0 0 50.0% 50.0% 0.0%
11 (24) 2 0.06

 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:
 Aug 11th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 2
 Apr 11th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton Academical 1 - 0
 Apr 8th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 3
 Apr 4th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Ross County 1 - 2
 Mar 8th, 2015 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Nov 22nd, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 1
 Oct 29th, 2014 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 3

Whilst still preparing for his sixth year exams at Williamwood High School in Clarkston, Aidan broke into the Queen's Park first team in November 2012 after coming up through the youth system at Hampden Park, and scored on his debut in a 2-1 win over Stirling Albion. He scored the winner in his next game, a 3-2 win over Annan Athletic, and from then on he missed only two games for the rest of the season, making a total of 25 appearances and scored 6 goal in his first senior season, whilst still only 17 years old.

Gaining attention from several clubs North and South of the border, Aidan decided to join the club where his father, Paddy Connolly, had started his own career back in the 1980s, and along with fellow Spiders player Andrew Robertson, he signed a two year deal at Tannadice in June 2013.

In between spells with the United Under-20s, Aidan enjoyed a spell on loan at Brechin City until the end of January 2014. Following his loan spell, he made his first team debut as a substitute against Motherwell in February.

Three games into the new season, Aidan agreed a contract extension to keep him at the Club until the summer of 2016. He scored his first professional goal as he made his full debut in the exciting 3-3 League Cup tie against Hibs at Easter Road, and followed that up with a second goal a month later against Kilmarnock at Tannadice. By the turn of the year Aidan was a regular in the first team squad, and as the season went on he was used effectively both in the starting eleven and from the bench. In March, he collected a runners-up medal as an unused substitute in the League Cup Final against Celtic.

Failing to make an impression throughout the remainder of the year, or under new manager Mixu Paatelainen, Aidan's contracted was terminated by mutual consent in January 2016.

 Goals Scored
Oct 29th, 2014 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 3 (19')
Nov 22nd, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 1 (90')

 Hat-Tricks