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
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.



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]


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]


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  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. 

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