Connor Taylor

Connor Taylor – Biography, Early Life, Stats

This post is about Connor Taylor’s personal life and career as a footballer for a club in the English Football League One.


  • Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, on October 25, 2001
  • Presently plays as a Centre-Back for the Bristol Rovers Football Club with the jersey #17
  • ‘October 2021’ EFL Young Player of the Month and ‘2021/2022’ Bristol Rovers Young Player of the Year

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Who is Connor Taylor?

Connor Taylor is an English professional footballer currently playing as a defender/Centre-back for the Bristol Rovers. Before joining the club, he was their loan player (in 2021–2022) and was able to appear in 42 football games.

The football club signed him for an undisclosed amount in August 2023, after playing for the team in the 2021–22 season as a loan player. During this period, he led the club to win promotion from the English Football League Two and earned the club’s Young Player of the Year award.

Connor stands tall at 6’ 0” and wears the jersey #17. He played for Stoke City between 2021 and 2023, where he had 15 appearances. Connor was on a loan with Ashton United FC in 2020, where he represented them in one game. Chester Football Club also loaned him in 2020/21, where he had three game appearances.

Connor Taylor football player

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Connor Taylor was born on October 25, 2001 in Stoke-on-Trent. He grew up in the same city in England. He attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri, USA, from August 2018 to December 2022, where he was also an Athletic Department Intern from August to December 2022. Connor was a student-athlete on a soccer scholarship in Missouri. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of 3.56 in Sports Management and Exercise Science.

While attending college, he was also a full-time soccer player, a Heart of America Conference champion, and a NAIA National champion. He had four appearances at the National Tournament.

Connor Taylor is also notable for the following:

  • President of Moval Business Association
  • Captain of Men’s varsity soccer team
  • Member of the Honors Program


Connor Taylor started his soccer player at Port Vale’s academy and subsequently joined the Stafford Rangers Football Club. He was often a substitute player for the club and represented the English Schools’ Football Association.

In September 2019, Connor joined Stoke City’s U23 squad after signing a one-year scholarship with the club. While on a loan with Ashton United in October 2020, he played against Clitheroe FC (in an FA Trophy game) and Whitby Town FC (a Northern Premier League Premier Division match). Connor signed a new contract with Stoke City in February 2021. He was to play with the club for 18 months this time.

Connor Taylor started his senior football career as a substitute player for James Chester in a game against Coventry City at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He contracted COVID-19 sometime in 2021, causing the Pirates to have a poor start. It took only a short time to recover.

Connor Taylor English Football League One

He scored his first goal in his senior career on September 25, 2021, playing against Walsall FC. Barely two months after on November 12, he won the EFL Young Player of the Month Award.

Connor had to undergo heart surgery at the season’s end as he fell ill in a warm-up to play against the Oldham Athletic A.F.C.

He was subsequently nominated for the EFL League Two Young Player of the Season Award in April 2022. Connor was again named the Bristol Rovers Young Player of the Season.

On July 14, 2022, Connor Taylor signed a new contract with Stoke City but this time for three years. He returned to Bristol Rovers on August 3, 2023 for a deal of about £300,000.

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