Sean Connelly

Sean Connelly

Born 26 June 1970 (Age 34 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #180)

Total appearances 46

(42 League, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 League Trophy)

Debut:

7 August 2004 (Home Kidderminster Harriers)

Final game:

30 April 2005 (Home Cambridge United)

Sheffield born Sean was studying for a degree in Physiotherapy and playing for local side Hallam when he was spotted by Stockport County, and he signed a contract in 1992 on the understanding that he was able to finish his degree course. He went on to stay at Edgeley Park for some nine years and make a total of 363 appearances. Towards the end of his time with the Hatters, he went on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers before signing on a free transfer in July 2001. First team opportunities were limited however, and in October 2002, he joined Tranmere Rovers. After 82 games for Tranmere, Sean became one of Ernie Tippett’s first signings, together with former team-mates Graham Allen and Alex Hay. Sean quickly established the right-back role as his own, and was one of the success stories of that season. It came as a surprise when he declined a new contract at the end of the 2004/2005 season, but he had been offered the job of physiotherapist with Cardiff City under Dave Jones, one of his former managers at Stockport., so he made the decision to retire from playing to take up the role.

CLARIDGE

Appearances

2004/2005 – squad number 2

CCL2

7.8.04

Kidderminster (H)

CCL2

10.8.04

Northampton Tn(A)

CCL2

14.8.04

Lincoln City (A)

CCL2

21.8.04

Grimsby Town (H)

CC1

24.8.04

Swindon Town (H)

CCL2

28.8.04

Yeovil Town (A)

CCL2

30.8.04

Bristol Rvrs (H)

CCL2

4.9.04

Southend Utd (H)

CCL2

11.9.04

Oxford Utd (A)

CCL2

18.9.04

Cheltenham Tn(H)

CCL2

25.9.04

Swansea City (A)

LDV1

28.9.04

Walsall (A)

CCL2

2.10.04

Rochdale (H)

CCL2

8.10.04

Shrewsbury Tn(A)

CCL2

16.10.04

Chester City (H)

CCL2

19.10.04

Wycombe Wdrs(A)

CCL2

23.10.04

Bury (A)

CCL2

6.11.04

Darlington (H)

as sub

FAC1

13.11.04

Bradford City (A)

CCL2

20.11.04

Cambridge Utd(A)

CCL2

27.11.04

Macclesfield Tn(H)

FAC2

4.12.04

Colchester Utd(H)

CCL2

8.12.04

Boston Utd (A)

CCL2

11.12.04

Mansfield Town(A)

CCL2

26.12.04

Oxford Utd (H)

as sub

CCL2

28.12.04

Leyton Orient (A)

CCL2

3.1.05

Swansea City (H)

CCL2

8.1.05

Shrewsbury Tn(H)

CCL2

15.1.05

Cheltenham Tn(A)

CCL2

22.1.05

Leyton Orient (H)

CCL2

29.1.05

Rochdale (A)

CCL2

5.2.05

Chester City (A)

CCL2

12.2.05

Wycombe Wdrs(H)

CCL2

19.2.05

Notts County (A)

CCL2

22.2.05

Bury (H)

CCL2

26.2.05

Mansfield Tn (H)

CCL2

5.3.05

Scunthorpe Utd(A)

CCL2

12.3.05

Northampton Tn(H)

CCL2

19.3.05

Kidderminster (A)

CCL2

25.3.05

Lincoln City (H)

CCL2

28.3.05

Grimsby Town (A)

CCL2

2.4.05

Yeovil Town (H)

CCL2

9.4.05

Bristol Rvrs (A)

CCL2

16.4.05

Boston Utd (H)

CCL2

23.4.05

Darlington (A)

CCL2

30.4.05

Cambridge Utd(H)

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