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Connor Patrick Ronan (born 6 March 1998) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Portsmouth on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was born in England, but represents Republic of Ireland at international youth level.

Connor Ronan
Personal information
Full name Connor Patrick Ronan[1]
Date of birth (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 20)
Place of birth Rochdale, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
(on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Number 14
Youth career
–2009 Copperpot J.F.C.
2009-2014 Rochdale
2014–2016 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 (0)
2018– Portsmouth (loan) 14 (0)
National team
2015 England U17 2 (0)
2015 Republic of Ireland U17 5 (1)
2015–2017 Republic of Ireland U19 8 (1)
2017– Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:11, 17 April 2018

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CareerEdit

Ronan started his career by Copperpot J.F.C.[2] and attended St Cuthbert's RC High School with whom he reached the final of the English National Schools Cup as a year 7 in 2009 with a team that also included Axel Tuanzebe, Kisimba Kisimba and Johny Diba, who all went on to become pros.[3] Then joined Rochdale, his boyhood club in which he stayed there until he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers at the age of 16.[4] Ronan made three appearances for the team's development squad in the 2016–17 EFL Trophy, scoring a goal in their 4–0 win over EFL League Two team Accrington Stanley.[5] With Paul Lambert as manager, Ronan was part of the first-team squad for the first time on 26 November 2016,[6] as an unused substitute in the 2–0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. Ronan made his debut on 17 December 2016, replacing Hélder Costa for the final nine minutes of the team's 2–0 win over Nottingham Forest.[7][8]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 17 April 2018
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2016–17[9] Championship 4 0 2 0 0 0 3[a] 1 9 1
2017–18[10] 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 2 0 4 0 3 1 16 1
Portsmouth (loan) 2017–18 League One 14 0 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 15 0
Career total 21 0 2 0 4 0 4 1 31 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Retained List 2016-17" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  2. ^ The semi was a more open game and Copperpot stormed to a 2 goal lead through Connor Ronan and Sam Astin to progress.
  3. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/manchester-united-youngster-axel-tuanzebe-10396435
  4. ^ "Five Things We Have Learned About Connor Ronan". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. EFL Digital Limited. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Youngsters Make Progress In Cup". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. EFL Digital Limited. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Wolves 0 Sheffield Wednesday 2 - As it happened". Express & Star. MNA Media. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Nottingham Forest 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Nottingham Forest 0 Wolves 2 - Report and pictures". Express & Star. MNA Media. 17 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016. Lambert did too. He sent on youngster Connor Ronan for his professional debut in place of Costa. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Connor Ronan in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Connor Ronan in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 

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