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Aaron Connolly is a forward for Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion. Connolly, who was born in Galway, Ireland moved to Brighton in 2016 and quickly impressed, rising through their youth squads, then making his senior debut at 17 years old in the EFL Cup against Barnet. Following a loan move to League 1 title winners Luton Town in the latter half of the 2018/19 season, Connolly then broke into the Brighton first team in the 2019/20 season, making his first Premier League start against Tottenham Hotspurs where he scored two goals as Brighton won 3-0.

After representing the Reupublic of Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 levels, Connolly made his senior international debut against Georgia in a Euro 2020 qualifying match in October 2019.


Team: Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Position: Forward

Nation: Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth: 28th January, 2000

Individual Honours

Premier League 2 Player of the Season: 2018/19