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John Connelly

Burnley FC, Manchester United FC

20 caps, 7 goals

P 20 W 11 D 6 L 3 F 41: A 24
70% successful

1959-66

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1800

Profile

Full name John Michael Connelly
Born 18 July 1938 in Clock Face, St Helens, Lancashire [registered in St Helens, September 1938].
Attended St Teresa's Roman Catholic School, Southport
Married to Alexandra I'anson [registered in Burnley, September 1960].
Died 25 October 2012, aged 74 years 99 days, suffering with cancer. Died at his home.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 2lbs [1962].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & SuttonBeauty (Stephen Wainwright)

Club Career

Club(s) Was playing for St. Helens Town FC, when scouts from Turf Moor arrived. He later signed as an amateur at Burnley FC in October 1956, signing professional forms a month later. After 105 league goals in 265 appearances, Connelly joined Manchester United FC in April 1964 for �56,000. Another 22 league goals followed, in 80 appearances, before Connelly joined Blackburn Rovers FC in September 1966, and Connelly, now a member of the World Cup winning squad in 1966 went on to play 149 league appearances, scoring 36 times. Finally, Connelly joined Bury FC in 1970 and went on to play a further 128 league appearances, scoring 37 times. Connelly retired in May 1973 having played 622 matches in the Football League, scoring 200 goals.
Club honours Football League Champions 1959-60, 1964-65, FA Cup runner-up 1961-62;
Individual honours Football League (eight appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 781st players (783) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside right/left
First match No. 335, 17 October 1959, Wales 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 21 years 91 days.
Last match No. 404, 11 July 1966, England 0 Uruguay 0, a World Cup Finals opening group match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 27 years 358 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1962, 1966; British Championship 1959-60, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1965-66;
Team honours World Cup Winners 1966; British Championship 1959-60 shared, 1965-66;
Individual honours World Cup winners medal received on 10 June 2009; England U23 (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

In his retirement he ran a fish and chip shop in Brierfield, called Connelly's Plaice. He was also a magistrate. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.72.

 

John Connelly - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
33 20 11 20 0 0 1800 7 257 min 2 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

John Connelly - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 7 1 2 21 10 +11 1 4 2.10 1.00 75.0 +5
Away 10 4 5 1 20 14 +6 1 2 2.00 1.40 65.0 +3
All - White 20 11 6 3 41 24 +17 2 6 2.05 1.20 70.0 +8

 

John Connelly - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WCF 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1

ENP

1 0 0 1 2 5 -3 0 0 2.00 5.00 0.00 -1
ENF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Nations 1 0 0 1 2 5 -3 0 0 2.00 5.00 0.00 -1
British Championship 8 4 4 0 15 8 +7 1 2 1.875 1.00 75.0 +4
Friendly 9 6 1 2 22 11 +11 0 2 2.444 1.222 72.2 +4
All 20 11 6 3 41 24 +17 2 6 2.05 1.20 70.0 +8

 

John Connelly - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1960-62 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
World Cup Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1962 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 =0
WCF 1966 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary and Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1962 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WC 1966 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
European Nations Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ENP 1962-64 1 0 0 1 2 5 -3 0 0 2.00 5.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 2 5 -3 0 0 2.00 5.00 0.00 -1
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1959-60 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 0 0 1.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1961-62 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1962-63 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1965-66 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2 1 1 2.00 1.33 83.3 +2
All 8 4 4 0 15 8 +7 1 2 1.875 1.00 75.0 +4
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
ENC 1 0 0 1 2 5 -3 0 0 2.00 5.00 0.00 -1
BC 8 4 4 0 15 8 +7 1 2 1.875 1.00 75.0 +4
All 11 5 5 1 19 13 +6 2 4 1.727 1.182 68.2 +4

 

John Connelly - Match History
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 10 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 9 full capsx

Age 21
1 335 17 October 1959 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AD Start 7
2 336 28 October 1959 - England 2 Sweden 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 9 7
3 337 18 November 1959 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 7
4 338 9 April 1960 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD Start 7
1 u23 2 November 1960 - England U23 1 Italy U23 1, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HD Start 7
Age 23
5 352 14 October 1961 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AD Start 7
6 353 25 October 1961 - England 2 Portugal 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 5 7
7 355 4 April 1962 - England 3 Austria 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 7
8 357 9 May 1962 - England 3 Switzerland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 34 7
- 358 20 May 1962 - Peru 0 England 4, Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima Fr AW squad/
reserve?
7
- 359 31 May 1962 - Hungary 2 England 1, Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua, Chile WCF NL
- 360 2 June 1962 - Argentina 1 England 3, Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua, Chile NW
- 361 7 June 1962 - Bulgaria 0 England 0, Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua, Chile ND
- 362 10 June 1962 - Brazil 3 England 1, Estadio Municipal, Viña del Mar, Chile NL
Age 24
9 365 21 November 1962 - England 4 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 8 7
 

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 11 full capsx

10 366 27 February 1963 - France 5 England 2, Parc des Princes, Paris ENC AL Start 7
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 10 full caps  
Age 26
11 388 5 May 1965 - England 1 Hungary 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 11
12 389 9 May 1965 - Yugoslavia 1 England 1, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd Tour AD Start 11
- 390 12 May 1965 - West Germany 0 England 1, Städtisches Stadion, Nürnberg, Bayern AW reserve/ squad ?
13 391 16 May 1965 - Sweden 1 England 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg AW Start 72 11
Age 27
14 392 2 October 1965 - Wales 0 England 0, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AD Start 11
15 393 20 October 1965 - England 2 Austria 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 60 11
16 394 10 November 1965 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 11
17 398 2 April 1966 - Scotland 3 England 4, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AW Start 11
- 400 26 June 1966 - Finland 0 England 3, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Tour   reserve/ squad ?
18 401 29 June 1966 - Norway 1 England 6, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW Start 22 11
19 402 3 July 1966 - Denmark 0 England 2, Idrætsparken, København AW Start 11
- 403 5 July 1966 - Poland 0 England 1, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów   reserve/ squad ?
20 404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCF HD Start 11
- 405 16 July 1966 - England 2 Mexico 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW reserve/ squad ?
- 406 20 July 1966 - England 2 France 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
- 407 23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
- 408 26 July 1966 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
- 409 30 July 1966 - England 4 West Germany 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW

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