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John Connelly

Burnley FC, Manchester United FC

20 appearances, 7 goals

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

1959-66

captain: none
minutes played:
1800

Timeline

  John Michael Connelly
Birth 18 July 1938 in Clock Face, St Helens, Lancashire [registered in St Helens, September 1938].
Attended St Teresa's Roman Catholic School, Southport
Marriage to Alexandra I'anson [registered in Burnley, September 1960].
Death 25 October 2012 at his home in Pendleside, aged 74 years 99 days, suffering with cancer

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] , 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
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 2lbs [1962].

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 (received on 10 June 2009);
British Championship
1959-60 shared, 1965-66;
Individual honours England U23 (one appearance, November 1960)
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.


The Numbers
parties Apps comp. apps unused/
reserve
minutes goals ave.min comp. goals captain
  20 11   1800 7 257 min 2 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
20 11 6 3 41 24 +17 2 6 2.05 1.2 70 +8
All matches were played in a white shirt

Venue Record

Venue 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

Competition Record

Competition 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

Tournament Record

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
WCP All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
World Cup Final Tournaments
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
WCF All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
World Cup
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
WC All 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1

European Nations Preliminary Competitions
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
ENP All 1 0 0 1 2 5 -3 0 0 2.00 5.00 0.00 -1

British Championship Competition
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
BC All 8 4 4 0 15 8 +7 1 2 1.875 1.00 75.0 +4

All Competition
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
11 5 5 1 19 13 +6 2 4 1.727 1.182 68.2 +4

Match History

 
Age 20 under 23  
reserve - Italy & West Germany May 1959
     
 Club: Burnley F.C. - ten full appearances (900 min) 4ᵍ manager: Walter Winterbottom - nine full appearances (810 min) 4ᵍx
 
apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt
 
 
Age 21
1 335 17 October 1959 - Wales 1 England 1
Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC AD   7

one of five who became the 781st player (783) to appear for England.
the eighteenth Burnley player to represent England

2 336 28 October 1959 - England 2 Sweden 3
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HL 8 7
3 337 18 November 1959 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW   7
4 338 9 April 1960 - Scotland 1 England 1
Hampden Park, Glasgow
BC AD   7
339 11 May 1960 - England 3 Yugoslavia 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD injured withdrew
340 15 May 1960 - Spain 3 England 0, Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
tour
AL
341 22 May 1960 - Hungary 2 England 0, Népstadion, Budapest AL
   
 
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Age 22
343 19 October 1960 - Luxembourg 0 England 9, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg WCP AW party member
   
John Connelly was a member of the Lilleshall get-together on 12-14 December 1960
   

under 23  
one appearance - Italy November 1960.

Age 23
5 352 14 October 1961 - Wales 1 England 1
Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC AD   7
6 353 25 October 1961 - England 2 Portugal 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
WCP HW 5 7
 
7 355 4 April 1962 - England 3 Austria 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   7
 
8 357 9 May 1962 - England 3 Switzerland 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW 34 7
358 20 May 1962 - Peru 0 England 4, Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima Fr AW member/
reserve?
 

WCF
outside right 7x
359 31 May 1962 - Hungary 2 England 1, Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua NL party member
360 2 June 1962 - Argentina 1 England 3, Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua NW
361 7 June 1962 - Bulgaria 0 England 0, Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua ND
362 10 June 1962 - Brazil 3 England 1, Estadio Municipal, Viña del Mar NL
   

Age 24
9 365 21 November 1962 - England 4 Wales 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW 8 7



  manager: Alf Ramsey - eleven full appearances (990 min) 3ᵍx

10 366 27 February 1963 - France 5 England 2
Parc des Princes, Paris
ENC AL   7
 

 Club: Manchester United F.C. - ten full appearances (900 min) 3ᵍ  

Age 26
387 10 April 1965 - England 2 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD reserve
11 388 5 May 1965 - England 1 Hungary 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   11
12 389 9 May 1965 - Yugoslavia 1 England 1
Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd

tour
AD   11
390 12 May 1965 - West Germany 0 England 1, Städtisches Stadion, Nürnberg AW reserve/ squad ?
13 391 16 May 1965 - Sweden 1 England 2
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg
AW 72 11

Age 27
14 392 2 October 1965 - Wales 0 England 0
Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC AD   11
15 393 20 October 1965 - England 2 Austria 3
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HL 60 11
16 394 10 November 1965 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW   11
 
17 398 2 April 1966 - Scotland 3 England 4
Hampden Park, Glasgow
BC AW   11
 
400 26 June 1966 - Finland 0 England 3, Olympiastadion, Helsinki
tour
AW reserve/ squad ?
18 401 29 June 1966 - Norway 1 England 6
Ullevål Stadion, Oslo
AW 22 11
19 402 3 July 1966 - Denmark 0 England 2
Idrætsparken, København
AW   11
403 5 July 1966 - Poland 0 England 1, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów AW reserve/ squad ?
 
WCF
outside left 11x
20 404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HD  

 

405 16 July 1966 - England 2 Mexico 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley   HW party member
406 20 July 1966 - England 2 France 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
407 23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
408 26 July 1966 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
409 30 July 1966 - England 4 West Germany 2ᴭᵀ, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW
   

   

 
 
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