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Bob Kelly (footballer)

Bob Kelly
Personal information
Full nameRobert Kelly
Date of birth(1893-11-16)16 November 1893
Place of birthAshton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England
Date of death22 September 1969(1969-09-22) (aged 75)
Place of deathFylde, England
Playing positionInside forward
Youth career
Ashton White Star
Ashton Central
Earlestown Rovers
St Helens Town
Senior career*
1927–1932Huddersfield Town186(39)
1932–1934Preston North End78(17)
1934–1936Carlisle United12(1)
Total603 (156 )
National team
Teams managed
1935–1936Carlisle United
1936–1938Stockport County
1946–1947Sporting Clube de Portugal
1949-1951FC St. Gallen
1951-1955SC Heerenveen
1960–????Barry Town
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert "Bob" Kelly (16 November 1893 – 22 September 1969) was an English professional football player. 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.[1]


External links

  • Sunderland career details
  • England profile
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