Paudie O'Connor


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Limerick, Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender


Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jun 2019 Present Bradford City
Jan 2019 Jun 2019 Bradford City  (Loan)
Jul 2018 Jan 2019 Blackpool  (Loan)
Mar 2017 Jun 2019 Leeds United
Aug 2013 Oct 2016 Limerick


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Paudie is a defender who played for Limerick FC's U19 side in 2013/14, 2014/15, and 2015 seasons. He was also included in Stuart Taylor's first team squad ahead of the 2014 Premier Division campaign although he didn't make an appearance during the season.

Paudie was kept in the senior set-up by new manager Martin Russell in 2015 and he went on to have a breakout year, making his league debut against Bohemians on the opening weekend of the season. He also scored his first league goal that year, in a 3-2 win over Cork City at Turner's Cross and made a total of 16 league appearances as Limerick were forced into a relegation play-off. Paudie didn't play in either leg as Limerick were relegated by Finn Harps.

In 2016 Paudie scored twice in 23 league appearances as Limerick won back their Premier Division spot by comfortably winning the First Division title. He also played in the EA Cup final where the Blues lost 4-1 to Premier Division St Patrick's Athletic. Paudie was not included in Martin Russell's squad for 2017 and in March of that year he signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Championship side Leeds United.

In June 2019, Paudie joined Bradford City from Leeds United on a three year contract.


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