Joe Connor (footballer, born 1986)

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Joe Connor
Personal information
Full name Joseph Connor
Date of birth (1986-02-01) 1 February 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Stockport, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Southport
Number 15
Youth career
2004–2007 Lee Flames
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Fort Wayne Fever 3 (0)
2008–2011 Charlotte Eagles 28 (0)
2011–2013 Stockport County 44 (4)
2013 Hereford United (loan) 13 (0)
2013–2014 Macclesfield Town 19 (0)
2014– Southport 14 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:16, 20 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:33, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Joseph Connor (born 1 February 1986 in Stockport) is an English footballer who plays for Southport.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Connor came from his native England to the United States in 2004, where he subsequently played four years of college soccer at Lee University. He was named to the All-Conference Southern Athletic Conference team as a junior in 2006.[1]

Professional[edit]

Connor signed with Charlotte Eagles out of college in 2008, and made his professional debut on 8 August 2008, as a second half substitute in a game against Cleveland City Stars.[2]

In December 2011 he joined Stockport County on non-contract basis, a club both his father and grandfather had played for, he made his debut against Alfreton Town on 17 December 2011 and kept a clean sheet in a 0–0 draw.

Joe's first goal came in a 3–2 home win against Barrow on 1 January 2012. His second goal wasn't too long after in a 2–2 draw away at Braintree Town. The performances of Connor impressed manager Jim Gannon enough to offer Connor a contract until the end of the season. He was offered a further one year contract by the club in May 2012.[3]

Connor joined Football Conference side Macclesfield Town in June 2013,[4] and within 10 games had established himself as a centre back in the first team.

Personal life[edit]

His father Jim and grandfather Jack also played for Stockport County.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ssacsports.com/awards/4/1.php
  2. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/stats/2008/650628.html
  3. ^ "Hatters squad taking shape". Stockport County FC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Silkmen sign Joe Connor". 
  5. ^ "Stockport County snap up defender Joe Connor". BBC Sport. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Danny O'Donnell
Stockport County captain
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Kieran Charnock