Karl Connolly

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Karl Connolly
Personal information
Full name Karl Andrew Connolly
Date of birth (1970-02-09) 9 February 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Prescot, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Winger/Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–2000 Wrexham 358 (88)
2000–2003 Queens Park Rangers 72 (12)
2003–2004 Swansea City 10 (1)
2004–2008 Prescot Cables
2008 NEWI Cefn Druids 12 (3)
2008–2009 Prescot Cables
2009–2011 Warrington Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Karl Andrew Connolly (born 9 February 1970) is a former Wrexham, Queens Park Rangers, and Swansea City footballer.

Football career[edit]

Connolly started his football career at Napoli, in the Liverpool Sunday League, where he was spotted by a Wrexham scout, and was signed by the then Wrexham manager Brian Flynn, initially to play in a left-wing position. However, following the departure of Gary Bennett to Tranmere Rovers in 1995, Connolly was played as the main striker. Connolly went on to score 88 goals in 358 league games.

Connolly played in many of Wrexham's finest FA Cup games, including the 2-1 win against Arsenal, the 2-1 win against Ipswich Town, the magnificent cup run of 1996-97, and the 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough in 1999.

After leaving Wrexham[edit]

Karl joined QPR on a Bosman free transfer in the summer of 2000, where he played 72 League games scoring 12 goals, mostly from a left-wing position. He left QPR to join Swansea City in the summer of 2003. He went on to score twice for the club, with strikes coming against Bristol City in the League Cup[1] and Yeovil Town in the league.[2] A spell at Prescot Cables followed, and then he returned to the Wrexham area, to play for NEWI Cefn Druids in January 2008. He re-signed for Prescot in the summer of 2008. Joined Warrington Town in August 2009 and retired from the game in 2011 at the age of 41.

Honours[edit]

Wrexham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bristol City 4-1 Swansea aet". BBC. 13 August 2003. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Swansea 3-2 Yeovil". BBC. 28 December 2003. Retrieved 5 March 2014.