Gordon Connelly
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • First Appointed: February 15th, 2014


Managerial History


Feb 15th, 2014 to Aug 27th, 2017

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Richard Macadie - 141
2. Gary Manson - 126
3. Steven Anderson - 119
4. Sam Mackay - 117
5. David Allan - 116
6. Michael Steven - 116
7. Grant Steven - 114
8. James Pickles - 113
9. Gary Weir - 113
10. Sean McCarthy - 110
1. Steven Anderson - 54
2. Sam Mackay - 53
3. Richard Macadie - 52
4. David Allan - 44
5. Gary Weir - 35
6. Marc MacGregor - 19
7. Lukasz Geruzel - 17
8. James Pickles - 12
9. Michael Steven - 6
10. Ross Allan - 5

First Match In Charge
Feb 15th, 2014 2 - 2 vs. Forres Mechanics, League

Last Match In Charge
Aug 26th, 2017 1 - 1 vs. Turriff United, League

Total Players Used:
63 (79 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Nov 5th, 2016 9 - 0 vs. Rothes, League

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Apr 12th, 2014 0 - 7 vs. Inverurie Locos, League

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
147 73 29 45 325 216
(49.7%) (19.7%) (30.6%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
76 37 17 22 176 108
(48.7%) (22.4%) (28.9%)

Biography

Accepted the role of Manager on the 10th February 2014 following the departure of Barry Wilson to Elgin City. Very experienced and Academy are delighted to have him at the helm.
After a spell at English club Burnley Gordon joined Jim Leishman's golden era at Dunfermline that saw them rise through the divisions to reach the Scottish Premier League before Bobby Wilson took him North to Ross County where he spent 11 seasons helping County rise from Highland league Minnows, to Scottish League football in 1994. He played over 300 games for County and scored over 100 goals from midfield. In 1993 he was enrolled into the Ross County Hall of Fame.
In August 1997 he joined Wick Academy as a player where he made 28 league appearances before moving on to Forres Mechanics, first as a player and then as player manger, winning 3 HF League Cups in succession during seasons; 1999, 2000 and 2001 before illness took him away from the game for a period of time. He did however return to play for several further HFL clubs before he joined Derek Adam's Ross County backroom staff during their rise to the SPL.
Academy's first Manager to pick up a major piece of silverware winning the North of Scotland Cup in November 2015.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Sean McCarthy Jul 11th, 2014
2. Danny Mackay Jul 10th, 2015
3. Marc MacGregor Jul 15th, 2015
4. Colin Macrae Jul 15th, 2015
5. Korbyn Cameron Jul 27th, 2017
6. Jack Henry Aug 12th, 2017
7. Gordon C McNab Aug 19th, 2017

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
First Signing

Sean McCarthy
on Jul 11th, 2014