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Jack Kelly

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Position Centre forward
Born 02 Mar 1913, Hetton-le-hole (England)
Height 172 cm
Weight 73 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Burnley 01 Oct 1930 01 Apr 1933      
Newcastle United 01 Apr 1933 28 Jan 1935      
Leeds United 28 Jan 1935 01 Jan 1938 64 18  
Birmingham City 01 Jan 1938 31 May 1939      
Bury 31 May 1939        

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1934 - 1935 101 1  0  0  0 
1935 - 1936 3415 41 0  0  0 
1936 - 1937 101 0  0  0  0 
1937 - 1938 5  0  0  0  0 
Total 5917 51 0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Jack Kelly started his footballing career in his home village of Hetton-le-Hole before joining Burnley as an amateur. Having joined Leeds at the start of 1935, Kelly made the number 9 shirt his own the following year, but was soon displaced himself by Arthur Hydes, and after a season of Central League football with just the occasional first team game, he moved on to Birmingham. After a brief stint in the Midlands, he went to Bury just before the outbreak of war before retiring back home to Hetton.

James says: Jack died about 6 or 7 years ago age around 84. his wife Ann is still living in Hetton le hole where Jack returned to after playing football. ps. I pointed his chimney stack and he lived just around the corner


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