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David Connolly

Full name: David James Connolly
Birthdate: 06.06.1977
Birthplace: Willesden, London
Position: Striker
Joined from: West Ham United
Signed by: Micky Adams
Nationality: Ireland
First game: West Ham United, 07.08.2004
Last game: Hull City, 29.08.2005
Games: 54 (51 starts + 3 subs)
Goals: 17
Player Profile

The Republic of Ireland international was a £500,000 capture by Micky Adams and was brought in to replace Scot Paul Dickov, who'd moved on to pastures new. Indeed, he was similar to Dickov in his persistent pressing from the front but did take a while to find his goalscoring form for the Foxes.

He eventually bagged 13 goals in 49 appearances in the 2004-05 campaign, his first coming against Queens Park Rangers in a game where, amazingly at 27, Connolly was the youngest members of Adams's starting eleven that day. He played well in what was largely a season to forget for City fans. Adams got the sack and Craig Levein came in, with Connolly scoring vital goals to see City avoid relegation.

He started the next season well too, bagging four goals in the first two games, something that caught the interest of Wigan Athletic who stumped up £2 million up front for his services. Connolly, who started his career with Watford before making a move to Holland and Feyenoord - where he was loaned out to Excelsior and Wolverhampton Wanderers - moved on to Sunderland following his time with Wigan and had trials with Queens Park Rangers before being signed by Southampton.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
2004-05Championship44135-------4913
2004_138_
2005-06Championship54--------54
2005_138_
Total49175-------54 17
_138_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 07.08.2004 0 - 0 West Ham United (H) Championship
2 11.08.2004 2 - 1 Derby County (A) Championship
3 14.08.2004 0 - 2 Millwall (A) Championship
4 21.08.2004 0 - 1 Watford (H) Championship
5 28.08.2004 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Championship
6 30.08.2004 0 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) Championship
7 11.09.2004 2 - 0 Rotherham United (A) Championship
8 14.09.2004 3 - 2 Sheffield United (H) Championship
9 18.09.2004 0 - 0 Burnley (H) Championship
10 25.09.2004 2 - 3 Queens Park Rangers (A) Championship 1
11 02.10.2004 1 - 1 Preston North End (H) Championship
12 16.10.2004 1 - 1 Coventry City (A) Championship
13 19.10.2004 2 - 2 Ipswich Town (H) Championship 1
14 23.10.2004 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) Championship
15 30.10.2004 0 - 0 Cardiff City (A) Championship
16 02.11.2004 2 - 2 Crewe Alexandra (A) Championship
17 08.11.2004 3 - 0 Coventry City (H) Championship
18 13.11.2004 0 - 1 Sunderland (H) Championship
19 20.11.2004 0 - 0 Wigan Athletic (A) Championship
20 27.11.2004 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle (H) Championship
21 04.12.2004 2 - 0 Leeds United (A) Championship
22 17.12.2004 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (A) Championship 1
23 26.12.2004 0 - 1 Rotherham United (H) Championship
24 28.12.2004 0 - 2 Sheffield United (A) Championship
25 03.01.2005 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers (H) Championship 1
26 08.01.2005 2 - 2 Blackpool (H) FA Cup 3
27 15.01.2005 1 - 1 Preston North End (A) Championship 1
28 18.01.2005 1 - 0 Blackpool (A) FA Cup 3 rep
29 22.01.2005 2 - 0 Gillingham (H) Championship 1
30 29.01.2005 2 - 1 Reading (A) FA Cup 4
31 05.02.2005 1 - 1 Crewe Alexandra (H) Championship
32 12.02.2005 1 - 2 Ipswich Town (A) Championship
33 19.02.2005 2 - 1 Charlton Athletic (A) FA Cup 5
34 22.02.2005 2 - 3 Stoke City (A) Championship
35 26.02.2005 0 - 0 Reading (A) Championship
36 05.03.2005 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Championship
37 08.03.2005 0 - 0 Burnley (A) Championship
38 13.03.2005 0 - 1 Blackburn Rovers (A) FA Cup 6
39 15.03.2005 2 - 2 Watford (A) Championship 1
40 18.03.2005 2 - 2 West Ham United (A) Championship 1
41 02.04.2005 3 - 1 Millwall (H) Championship 1
42 05.04.2005 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Championship
43 09.04.2005 1 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion (A) Championship 1
44 16.04.2005 0 - 2 Wigan Athletic (H) Championship
45 19.04.2005 1 - 1 Cardiff City (H) Championship 1
46 23.04.2005 1 - 2 Sunderland (A) Championship
47 26.04.2005 1 - 0 Derby County (H) Championship 1
48 01.05.2005 2 - 0 Leeds United (H) Championship 1
49 08.05.2005 0 - 0 Plymouth Argyle (A) Championship
50 06.08.2005 1 - 4 Sheffield United (A) Championship 1
51 09.08.2005 4 - 2 Stoke City (H) Championship 3
52 13.08.2005 0 - 0 Ipswich Town (H) Championship
53 27.08.2005 0 - 2 Luton Town (H) Championship
54 29.08.2005 1 - 1 Hull City (A) Championship

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  West Ham United £500,000 20.07.2004
OUT  Wigan Athletic £2,000,000 31.08.2005
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