Noticing the goalkeeper off his line, Connor Wickham shot from all of 50 yards & found top corner to send Forest Green through to 2nd round.

Connor Wickham : Goal | Stats | Girlfriend | Net worth

Connor Neil Ralph Wickham is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for EFL League One club Forest Green Rovers.

Connor Wickham : Goal | Stats | Girlfriend | Net worth

Personal information
Full name Connor Neil Ralph Wickham     
Date of birth 31 March 1993 (age 29)
  Place of birth    Hereford, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Position(s) Forward, winger

His previous clubs include Ipswich Town, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United, Crystal Palace, Preston North End and Milton Keynes Dons.

Wickham has also played at various levels of international football for the England national team, and scored the winning goal in the 2010 UEFA European U17 Championship Final.

Connor Wickham goal

The Forest Green Rovers forward scored a header past Myles Boney in the first half to give his team a 1-0 lead over South Shields.

And he sealed the victory in style with a sensational strike from just the half-way line in the 96th minute. Wickham, seeing the goalkeeper off his line, shot from 50 yards and found the top corner, sending Forest Green into the second round.

The ex-Premier League striker headed in his side’s opener against South Shields in the 28th minute of Saturday’s clash. But Wickham’s second goal will be the one that will surely stick in the memory.

Having received the ball under pressure in the centre circle, a glance up allowed him to spot opposition goalkeeper Myles Boney off his line. Wickham then sweetly struck the ball in a way reminiscent of David Beckham against Wimbledon.

The attempt saw Boney scurry back to his line but to no avail as the ball dipped over him and into the top right hand corner.

Wickham told BBC Sport his thought-process at full-time, saying: “I didn’t feel 100 per-cent. I’ve been ill all last week, but we knew coming here we had to put in a performance, and it was going to just be one of those games.

“I’ve wanted to try it [his attempt] for a while now. I could see three or four times during the game that the ‘keeper was dead high, so far off his line.


Wickham has played age-group matches for England, but is also eligible for Northern Ireland, as his father was born there.

Until he receives a full cap from England in a competitive game he remains eligible for other teams. 

Connor Wickham : Goal | Stats | Girlfriend | Net worth

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Ipswich Town 65 (13)
2011–2015 Sunderland 74 (11)
2013 → Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 6 (1)
2013–2014 → Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 11 (8)
2014 → Leeds United (loan) 5 (0)
2015–2021 Crystal Palace 41 (8)
2020 → Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 13 (2)
2021–2022 Preston North End 1 (0)
2022 Milton Keynes Dons 13 (1)
2022– Forest Green Rovers 12 (5)
National team
2008 England U16 2 (1)
2009–2010 England U17 13 (9)
2010–2013 England U19 4 (1)
2010–2015 England U21 17 (6)

Wickham has represented the England under-16 team and was also on stand-by for the under-17 squad during the 2008–09 season. He won the 2008 Victory Shield with England, scoring in the 2–0 final win over Scotland.

On 11 August 2009, Wickham received a call-up to the under-17 squad, for their three-game FA International Tournament, which would take place later that month.

On 7 September 2010, England under-21 boss, Stuart Pearce admitted that he had been monitoring Wickham’s progress, and that he would consider calling him up to the under-21 squad once he had recovered from injury.

And on 15 November 2010 Pearce did name Wickham in the under-21s friendly match against Germany on 16 November 2010. In that game he came on as a 66th-minute substitute in a 2–0 defeat for England.

Following that game, and the important experience Wickham gained, he returned to the England under-19 side. However, it would not be long before he was back in the fold for the under-21s.

Connor Wickham Girlfriend 

Maura Higgins is believed to be dating footballer Connor Wickham, with the duo recently said to have enjoyed a romantic holiday together.

Connor Wickham : Goal | Stats | Girlfriend | Net worth

The Love Island star, 31, is reportedly smitten with Milton Keynes Dons ace Connor, 29, after a close pal “put them in touch” and romance started to blossom between them.

Maura and Connor then reportedly jetted off to Paris last month together, and according to The Sun, they’ve now headed off on their first proper holiday together after making things official recently.

A source revealed: “Maura keeps her cards close to her chest but she seems totally mad on Connor. A good friend of hers put them in touch and they have been talking for some time.”

“Connor and Maura went to Paris last month and it ended up being so romantic. They made it official then and have now gone off on their first holiday together as a couple.”

Maura shared a string of snaps on Instagram from their trip to Paris but was careful not to show Connor in any of the photos. She has posted things alluding to a new romance however, with one of her Paris photos showing a dinner table laid for two.

The star also captioned the romantic snaps: “Fight for your fairytale,” and some of her pals left comments hinting that she’d been holidaying with a new man, with one person saying: “p.s…. cupids work here is done,” alongside a wink face emoji.

Net worth 

His net worth and salary are eye-popping. He earns a massive amount of salary. In 2019, his salary is 3.5 million Euros per year. His net worth is around 23.5 million Euros. 

Connor Wickham : Goal | Stats | Girlfriend | Net worth

He manages to earn that sum of money from his professional football career. He also earns from various sponsorship and ads too. His net worth is significantly increasing day by day.

He joined his first club at the age of 16. He signed a sponsorship deal with Umbro, which is British sportswear in 2010.

By Rishabh

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