21 January 2007

Paddy Kelly

Name: Patrick J. Kelly
Born: 7 September 1896, Kilcoo
Died:
Height:
Weight:

Position: Outside-Right

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1920); League of Ireland: 1 Cap (1925).
Club Honours: (with Belfast Celtic) Irish League Champion 1919/20; (with Fordsons) FAI Cup Winner 1925/26.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Belfast Celtic
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Manchester City
20/21-21/22
Oct-20
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25/ 1
4/2
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West Ham United
23/24
Jul-23
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0/ 0
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Fordsons
24/25-25/26
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/21
/3
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TOTALS
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Biography:
Pat Kelly joined Belfast Celtic during the First World War, and helped them to claim the first post-War Irish League title. With Celtic’s withdrawal from the Irish League in 1920 Kelly was free to sign for another club, and in October 1920 elected to join Manchester City.

Within a month of his arrival at Maine Road, Kelly was selected for Ireland. He won what was his only cap in a 2-0 defeat by England in Sunderland. After three seasons in which he made a limited impact at City, Kelly was allowed to move on. He signed with West Ham in July 1923, but never made a League appearance while at Upton Park.

Kelly then returned to Ireland to sign for Cork-based Fordsons.

Ireland Cap Details:
23-10-1920 England. A L 0-2 BC

Summary:
1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.


* picture courtesy of James Duff via the Belfast Celtic Society Facebook page.

1 comment:

Christine Duff Rogliano said...

I believe this player is my maternal Grandfather. I was thrilled to find information about him. My husband (1st generation-American from Italy) and I always tease eachother about where our sons’ soccer/footbal skills come from. I vote for the Irish!
Anyone with more knowledge about his professional career or any other related information may e-mail me at crogliano@myarbonne.com or Auntkiki9@aol.com.

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