Bob Kelly (footballer)

Last updated

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*
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)
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]

Related Research Articles

Chris Waddle English footballer (born 1960)

Christopher Roland Waddle is an English former professional football player and manager. He currently works as a commentator.

Phil Bardsley

Phillip Anthony Bardsley is a professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Burnley and he has represented the Scotland national team.

Jermain Defoe English footballer

Jermain Colin Defoe is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Premiership club Rangers. Defoe has also played for the England national team.

Steven Fletcher (footballer)

Steven Kenneth Fletcher is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Stoke City and the Scotland national team.

James Adamson was an English professional footballer and football manager. He was born in Ashington, Northumberland. He made 486 appearances for Burnley ranking him sixth in their all-time appearance list.

Harold Potts was an English football player and manager.

David Nugent English footballer

David James Nugent is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for League Two club Tranmere Rovers, on loan from Preston North End.

William Henry Elliott, born in Bradford, was an English professional footballer and football manager. He played five times for the England national side.

Gordon Ian Armstrong is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He now works as a football agent, and has amongst the players he manages a number of current and former players from Burnley Football Club.

Jay Rodriguez English association football player (born 1989)

Jay Enrique Rodriguez is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Burnley.

Alan Winston Brown was a professional footballer and manager, who played for Huddersfield Town, Burnley and Notts County. After a short spell at Sheffield Wednesday as coach he rejoined Burnley as manager before further managerial spells at Sunderland, back at Sheffield Wednesday and then Sunderland again. He was born in Corbridge, Northumberland and died in Barnstaple, Devon.

Henry Martin was an English professional footballer who played as an outside left for Sunderland, Nottingham Forest and Rochdale. At Sunderland he won the Football League title and reached the Cup Final in 1913. He made one appearance for England in 1914, and was later the manager at Mansfield Town.

Bert Freeman English footballer

Bertram Clewley Freeman was an English footballer. He played as a centre forward for clubs Woolwich Arsenal, Everton, Burnley and Wigan Borough. Freeman was one of the most prolific goal-scorers of his time, winning one First Division and two Second Division Golden Boots. He was also capped at the senior level for England.

Danny Rose (footballer, born 1990) English association football player, born 1990

Daniel Lee Rose is an English professional footballer who plays for the England national team. He is a free agent.

Connor Wickham English association football player

Connor Neil Ralph Wickham is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Crystal Palace.

Danny Drinkwater English association football player

Daniel Noel Drinkwater is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Süper Lig club Kasımpaşa on loan from Premier League club Chelsea. He previously played for Manchester United and Leicester City, and has spent time on loan at Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City, Watford, Barnsley, Burnley and Aston Villa. Drinkwater has also played internationally for England at under-18, under-19 and senior levels. He is a Premier League winner, having won the competition with Leicester in the season of 2015–16.

Andre Gray association football player

Andre Anthony Gray is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Watford and the Jamaica national team.

Jack Colback English association football player

Jack Raymond Colback is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Nottingham Forest.

The 1973 FA Charity Shield was contested between Burnley and Manchester City in a fixture that took place at Maine Road. For the third consecutive year, neither the reigning Division One champions (Liverpool) nor the reigning FA Cup holders (Sunderland) chose to compete; instead, Burnley, the reigning Second Division champions, were invited to play Manchester City, the reigning holders of the Shield

William Marsden was an English international footballer, who played as a left half, and later managed Doncaster Rovers.


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