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Bob Kelly

Burnley FC, Sunderland AFC, Huddersfield Town AFC

14 appearances, 8 goals

P 14 W 6 D 2 L 6 F 23: A 26
50% successful

1920-30

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1260

Profile

Full name Robert Kelly
Born 16 November 1893 in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire [registered in Wigan, March 1894]

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Robert is the youngest of four children, all sons, to John and Catherine. They live at 161 Heath Road in Ashton-in-Makerfield. His father is a coal pit sinker.

He, or any of his family, cannot be found on the 1911 census.

Died 22 September 1969, aged 75 years 310 days [registered in Fylde, Lancashire, September 1969].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 7st. 10lbs [1925].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Burnley FC, joined Sunderland AFC in 1925 for £6550. Joined Huddersfield Town AFC on 10 February 1927.
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 395th players (396) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-right
First match No. 122, 10 April 1920, England 5 Scotland 4, a British Championship match at Hillsborough, Sheffield, aged 26 years 146 days.
Last match No. 159, 31 March 1928, England 1 Scotland 5, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 34 years 136 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1919-20, 1920-21, 1921-22, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1927-28;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Bob Kelly - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
21 14 13 1260 8 158 min 7 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Bob Kelly - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 7 4 0 3 13 14 -1 1 2 1.857 2.00 57.1 +1
Away 7 2 2 3 10 12 -12 3 1 1.429 0.857 42.9 -1
All 14 6 2 6 23 26 -3 4 3 1.643 1.857 50.0 =0

 

Bob Kelly - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 13 5 2 6 18 24 -6 4 3 1.385 1.846 46.2 -1
Friendly 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 14 6 2 6 23 26 -3 4 3 1.643 1.857 50.0 =0

 

Bob Kelly - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1919-20 1 1 0 0 5 4 +1 0 0 5.00 4.00 100.0 +1
BC 1920-21 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 2 2 0.667 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1921-22 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
BC 1922-23 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1923-24 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1924-25 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 1 0 1.667 1.333 66.7 +1
BC 1925-26 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1927-28 1 0 0 1 1 5 -4 0 0 1.00 5.00 0.00 -1
BC All 13 5 2 6 18 24 -6 4 3 1.385 1.846 46.2 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 13 5 2 6 18 24 -6 4 3 1.385 1.846 46.2 -1
All 13 5 2 6 18 24 -6 4 3 1.385 1.846 46.2 -1

 

Bob Kelly - Match History
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 11 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 14 full capsx

Age 26
1 122 10 April 1920 - England 5 Scotland 4, Hillsborough, Sheffield BC HW Start ir
2 123 23 October 1920 - England 2 Ireland 0, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start ir
Age 27
3 124 14 March 1921 - Wales 0 England 0, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start ir
4 125 9 April 1921 - Scotland 3 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start ir
Age 28
5 128 13 March 1922 - England 1 Wales 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start ir
6 129 8 April 1922 - England 0 Scotland 1, Villa Park, Birmingham HL Start ir
Age 29
- 132 19 March 1923 - England 6 Belgium 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW reserve
7 133 14 April 1923 - Scotland 2 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start ir
8 137 20 October 1923 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Start ir
Age 30
- 140 12 April 1924 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD reserve
9 142 22 October 1924 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start ir
Age 31
- 143 8 December 1924 - England 4 Belgium 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Fr HW reserve
10 144 28 February 1925 - Wales 1 England 2, Vetch Field, Swansea BC AW Start or
11 145 4 April 1925 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start or
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 32
12 148 1 March 1926 - England 1 Wales 3, Selhurst Park, South Norwood BC HL Start or
 Club: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 33
- 153 2 April 1927 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW reserve
- 154 11 May 1927 - Belgium 1 England 9, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles tour AW reserve
13 155 21 May 1927 - Luxembourg 2 England 5, Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette AW Start or
- 156 26 May 1927 - France 0 England 6, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW reserve
Age 34
14 159 31 March 1928 - England 1 Scotland 5, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start ir
Age 36
- 170 5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW reserve

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