Bob Connelly

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Bob Connelly
Personal information
Full name Robert Connelly
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Townhead Hibernians
Shettleston Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1932 Port Vale 324 (18)
1932–1933 Congleton Town 45 (0)
Total 369 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Connelly was a Scottish footballer who played as a midfielder for Port Vale between August 1921 and May 1932. He made 341 league and cup appearances, and helped the club to win the Third Division North title in 1929–30.

Playing career[edit]

Connelly started his career with Townhead Hibernians and later Shettleston Juniors, before joining Port Vale in August 1921,[1] he scored his first senior goal in a 5–2 defeat by Bury at Gigg Lane on 8 October, before bagging a brace in a 5–2 win in the reverse fixture at The Old Recreation Ground seven days later.[1] He scored seven goals in 38 Second Division appearances in the 1921–22 season, and three goals in 30 league and cup games in the 1922–23 season.[1] He hit two goals in 25 games in the 1923–24 campaign, and two goals in 41 matches in the 1924–25 season,[1] he hit the only goal of the match against rivals Stoke at the Victoria Ground on 20 September 1924.[1] He featured 39 times in the 1925–26 season, netting two goals,[1] he played 43 matches in the 1926–27 campaign, and then 45 games in the 1927–28 season.[1] He featured 43 times in the 1928–29 relegation season,[1] after picking up an injury, he was rested in November 1929 for the first time since January 1927, bringing to an end his 127 consecutive appearances.[1] He played 25 league games in 1929–30, as the "Valiants" won the Third Division North title,[1] he featured just once in 1930–31, and played just eight games in 1931–32.[1] He left the club on a free transfer in May 1932 to join non-league Congleton Town.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1921–22 Second Division 38 7 1 0 39 7
1922–23 Second Division 29 3 0 0 29 3
1923–24 Second Division 24 2 0 0 24 2
1924–25 Second Division 38 2 3 0 41 2
1925–26 Second Division 37 2 1 0 38 2
1926–27 Second Division 39 1 3 0 42 1
1927–28 Second Division 42 1 3 0 45 1
1928–29 Second Division 42 0 1 0 43 0
1929–30 Second Division 25 0 2 0 27 0
1930–31 Second Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
1931–32 Second Division 8 0 0 0 8 0
Total 323 18 14 0 337 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 65. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Bob Connelly profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)