Bob Kelly (footballer)

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Bob Kelly
Personal information
Full nameRobert Kelly
Date of birth(1893-11-16)16 November 1893
Place of birth Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England
Date of death 22 September 1969(1969-09-22) (aged 75)
Place of death Fylde, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Position(s) Inside forward
Youth career
Ashton White Star
Ashton Central
Earlestown Rovers
St Helens Town
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1913–1925 Burnley 277 (88)
1925–1927 Sunderland 50 (11)
1927–1932 Huddersfield Town 186 (39)
1932–1934 Preston North End 78 (17)
1934–1936 Carlisle United 12 (1)
Total603(156)
National team
1920–1928 England 14 (8)
Teams managed
1935–1936 Carlisle United
1936–1938 Stockport County
1946–1947 Sporting CP
1949–1951 FC St. Gallen
1951–1955 SC Heerenveen
1955–19xx KFC
1960–1961 Barry Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Kelly (16 November 1893 – 22 September 1969) was an English professional footballer. He broke the British football transfer record when he moved from Burnley to Sunderland for £6,550 in 1925. He spent two years at the Roker Park club before joining Huddersfield Town. He later played for Preston North End.

He made 14 appearances for England between 1920 and 1928, scoring 8 goals.

He also had spells as manager at Carlisle United, Stockport County, SC Heerenveen and KFC. [2]

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References

  1. Centaurus (22 August 1921). "First Division prospects. Burnley". Athletic News. Manchester. p. 5.
  2. "Historische Kranten - actualiteiten uit het verleden". Kranten.kb.nl. 17 May 1955. Retrieved 31 August 2013.[ permanent dead link ]