Aidan Connolly Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2015-16 1 (10) 11 0 1 1 1 (10) 0 - -
2014-15 10 (12) 22 2 0 0 8 (10) 1 2 (2) 1
2013-14 - (2) 2 0 0 0 - (2) 0 - -
Totals: 11 (24) 2 9 (22) 1 2 (2) 1

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Aug 11th, 2015 11/08/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Apr 11th, 2015 11/04/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 0
Apr 8th, 2015 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 3
Apr 4th, 2015 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 2
Mar 8th, 2015 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Nov 22nd, 2014 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 1
Oct 29th, 2014 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Nov 22nd, 2014 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 1 (90')
Oct 29th, 2014 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 3 (19')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Dec 5th, 2015 05/12/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 31st, 2015 31/10/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Oct 25th, 2015 25/10/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 5 (sub)
Oct 18th, 2015 18/10/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Oct 3rd, 2015 03/10/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
Sep 26th, 2015 26/09/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Sep 12th, 2015 12/09/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Aug 22nd, 2015 22/08/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Aug 15th, 2015 15/08/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 4 (sub)
Aug 11th, 2015 11/08/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Aug 8th, 2015 08/08/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
May 24th, 2015 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
May 16th, 2015 16/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
May 2nd, 2015 02/05/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Apr 26th, 2015 26/04/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 3 (sub)
Apr 11th, 2015 11/04/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 0
Apr 8th, 2015 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 3
Apr 4th, 2015 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 2
Mar 18th, 2015 18/03/15 Quarter Final Replay vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4 (sub)
Mar 8th, 2015 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Feb 24th, 2015 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Feb 21st, 2015 21/02/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2 (sub)
Jan 24th, 2015 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
Jan 12th, 2015 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
Jan 1st, 2015 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2 (sub)
Dec 13th, 2014 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2 (sub)
Dec 5th, 2014 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 2 (sub)
Nov 29th, 2014 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Nov 22nd, 2014 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 1 (sub)
Nov 7th, 2014 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Nov 1st, 2014 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Oct 29th, 2014 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 3
Oct 18th, 2014 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
May 3rd, 2014 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Feb 21st, 2014 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 9 (22) 1 1 1
SC 1 (2) 0 0 0
LC 1 1 0 0
Totals: 11 (24) 2

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Whilst still preparing for his sixth year exams at Williamwood High School in Clarkston, Aidan broke into the Queen's Park first team in November 2012 after coming up through the youth system at Hampden Park, and scored on his debut in a 2-1 win over Stirling Albion. He scored the winner in his next game, a 3-2 win over Annan Athletic, and from then on he missed only two games for the rest of the season, making a total of 25 appearances and scored 6 goal in his first senior season, whilst still only 17 years old.

Gaining attention from several clubs North and South of the border, Aidan decided to join the club where his father, Paddy Connolly, had started his own career back in the 1980s, and along with fellow Spiders player Andrew Robertson, he signed a two year deal at Tannadice in June 2013.

In between spells with the United Under-20s, Aidan enjoyed a spell on loan at Brechin City until the end of January 2014. Following his loan spell, he made his first team debut as a substitute against Motherwell in February.

Three games into the new season, Aidan agreed a contract extension to keep him at the Club until the summer of 2016. He scored his first professional goal as he made his full debut in the exciting 3-3 League Cup tie against Hibs at Easter Road, and followed that up with a second goal a month later against Kilmarnock at Tannadice. By the turn of the year Aidan was a regular in the first team squad, and as the season went on he was used effectively both in the starting eleven and from the bench. In March, he collected a runners-up medal as an unused substitute in the League Cup Final against Celtic.

Failing to make an impression throughout the remainder of the year, or under new manager Mixu Paatelainen, Aidan's contracted was terminated by mutual consent in January 2016.

Last updated on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


39

Season:
2013-14

22

Season:
2014-15

18

Season:
2015-16





Debut (as sub)

February 21st, 2014
Dundee United 3 - 1 Motherwell

League (Premiership)

Full Debut

October 29th, 2014
Hibernian 3 - 3 Dundee United

League Cup (Quarter Final)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Aidan was born on this date in Dundee.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Res/Dev)

    Celtic U20 1 - 0 Dundee United U20
    SPFL Under 20 League

    Gavin Gunning made his competitive return but could not prevent the Tangerines' defeat to Celtic in their opening Under-20 fixture at Almondvale tonight.The good news for United was that the D


  • First Non-Competitive Goal

    Dundee United 5 - 0 Hearts U20
    SPFL Under 20 League


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 3 - 1 Motherwell
    League (Premiership)

    Jackie McNamara made two changes to the line up which came from behind to win 3-2 against Kilmarnock. John Souttar and Ryan Gauld missed out through injury with Gavin Gunning coming in at the centre o


  • First Goal

    Hibernian 3 - 3 Dundee United
    League Cup (Quarter Final)

    Manager Jackie McNamara brought some freshness to the team that were defeated in Inverness at the weekend, most notable was the inclusion of youngster Aiden Connolly.United looked lively from


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 1 Kilmarnock
    League (Premiership)

    The home side made 5 changes from the team that played well but lost at Motherwell prior to the international break. Souttar, Rankin, Dow, Spittal and Connolly all dropped out and Dillon, Telfer, Mack


  • First League Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 1 Kilmarnock
    League (Premiership)

    The home side made 5 changes from the team that played well but lost at Motherwell prior to the international break. Souttar, Rankin, Dow, Spittal and Connolly all dropped out and Dillon, Telfer, Mack


  • Last Appearance

    Kilmarnock 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    It was the hosts who got off to the perfect start when four minutes in Kris Boyd latched onto a pinpoint Josh Magennis cross and guided it into the back of the net. Just eight minutes later Kil


  • Left the Club