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Bernard Kelly

Full name: Bernard Kelly
Birthdate: 21.10.1932
Birthplace: Carfin, Lanarkshire
Position: Inside-forward
Joined from: Raith Rovers
Signed by: David Halliday
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Arsenal, 30.08.1958
Last game: Blackpool, 21.03.1959
Games: 27
Goals: 15
Player Profile

The Lanarkshire-born inside-forward spent the majority of his career north of the border, with teams including Raith Rovers and Aberdeen, but spent just over a year in the Midlands with spells at City and Nottingham Forest from July 1958 until September 1959.

Leicester had initially beaten Forest to sign the powerful forward after impressing in Scotland and he made his debut in a trip to Arsenal in August 1958, eventually forging an encouraging strike pairing with Jimmy Walsh.

Kelly failed to completely settle off the pitch, however, and after scoring 15 goals in 27 appearances for the Foxes he made the switch to Forest, who finally got their man. His stay there was brief, less than six months, before he moved back to Scotland with Aberdeen and eventually returned to Raith where he finished his career.

His post-football career took him across the pond, where he worked in the solar heating business in Canada before moving to the United States.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1958-59Division One (old)241332------2715
1958_647_
Total241332------27 15
_647_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 30.08.1958 1 - 5 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
2 03.09.1958 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
3 06.09.1958 3 - 1 Manchester City (H) Division One (old) 1
4 13.09.1958 1 - 1 Leeds United (A) Division One (old)
5 17.09.1958 2 - 2 Preston North End (H) Division One (old) 1
6 20.09.1958 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
7 27.09.1958 2 - 4 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old) 2
8 04.10.1958 3 - 1 Luton Town (H) Division One (old) 1
9 11.10.1958 1 - 3 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old) 1
10 18.10.1958 3 - 4 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old) 1
11 25.10.1958 2 - 5 Chelsea (A) Division One (old) 1
12 01.11.1958 0 - 3 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
13 08.11.1958 1 - 4 Portsmouth (A) Division One (old)
14 15.11.1958 6 - 3 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old) 1
15 22.11.1958 3 - 0 West Ham United (A) Division One (old) 1
16 06.12.1958 1 - 4 Manchester United (A) Division One (old) 1
17 13.12.1958 1 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
18 20.12.1958 1 - 0 Everton (A) Division One (old)
19 26.12.1958 1 - 1 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
20 03.01.1959 2 - 3 Arsenal (H) Division One (old) 1
21 10.01.1959 1 - 1 Lincoln City (H) FA Cup 3 1
22 14.01.1959 2 - 0 Lincoln City (A) FA Cup 3 rep 1
23 24.01.1959 1 - 1 Luton Town (H) FA Cup 4
24 31.01.1959 0 - 1 Leeds United (H) Division One (old)
25 28.02.1959 0 - 1 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)
26 18.03.1959 2 - 4 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
27 21.03.1959 1 - 2 Blackpool (A) Division One (old) 1

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Raith Rovers Unknown July 1958
OUT  Nottingham Forest Unknown April 1959
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