Eddie Connachan

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Eddie Connachan
Personal information
Full name Edward Devlin Connachan[1]
Date of birth (1935-08-27) 27 August 1935 (age 82)
Place of birth Prestonpans, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Dalkeith Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1963 Dunfermline Athletic 126 (0)
1963–1966 Middlesbrough 95 (0)
1966–1968 Falkirk 27 (0)
1968 Port Elizabeth City
1969–1972 East London Celtic / -United
National team
1961–1962 Scotland 2 (0)
1961–1962 Scottish League XI 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edward Devlin Connachan (born 27 August 1935) is a Scottish former football goalkeeper, who played for Dunfermline Athletic, Middlesbrough, Falkirk, East London Celtic and the Scotland national team.

Connachan joined Dunfermline from Dalkeith Thistle in May 1957 and went on to play 172 games for Dunfermline. He helped the club win the Scottish Cup for the first time in 1961 in what was to become known as "Connachan's Cup Final" as he made save after save from the Celtic forwards and he earned two caps for Scotland, against Czechoslovakia in 1961 and Hungary in 1962. He also earned selection in the Scottish League representative side.[2]

Connachan joined Middlesbrough in August 1963 for £5,500, returning to Scotland with Falkirk in November 1966.[2] His final port of call was South Africa, where he played for East London Celtic before retiring. He still resides in the African state.[3]

In March 2007 Connachan was inducted into Dunfermline Athletic's Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ "Eddie Connachan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872-1986 (Hardback). Hutton Press. (ISBN 0-907033-47-4). 
  3. ^ a b "Third Hall of Fame induction". Dunfermline Athletic. Archived from the original on 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 

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