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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
    Season 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

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