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Eddie Kelly

Full name: Edward Patrick Kelly
Birthdate: 07.02.1951
Birthplace: Glasgow
Position: Midfielder
Joined from: Queens Park Rangers, Bournemouth
Signed by: Frank McLintock, Jock Wallace
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Manchester City, 20.08.1977
Last game: Blackburn Rovers, 22.01.1983
Games: 133 (132 starts + 1 subs)
Goals: 3
  • Player profile

    The battling midfielder had two spells with City during the late 1970s and early 80s, inspiring the Foxes to promotion under Jock Wallace in his first stint before returning to add some experience to City’s Second Division side after the club failed to extend his first stint in the Midlands.

    The Glaswegian was signed by Frank McLintock, a former teammate during their playing days together at Arsenal and he arrived with high expectations thanks to his Fairs Cup success with the Gooners in 1970.

    Kelly’s debut came in August 1977 at Manchester City and he initially struggled along with the rest of his teammates as City suffered relegation the same season. He hit back the following campaign, however, his good midfield engine becoming a key cog as Leicester bounced back at the second time of asking.

    His good form was such that it was surprising for City not to renew his deal when it expired, instead Kelly moved to Notts County for a year and then Bournemouth before Wallace signed the Scot again in December 1981.

    Moves to Kettering Town, Melton Town and Torquay United followed before Kelly finished his playing career with Saltash United.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1977-78Division One (old)2412-1-----271
    1977_408_
    1978-79Division Two (old)27-1-1-----29-
    1978_408_
    1979-80Division Two (old)3422-2-----382
    1979_408_
    1981-82Division Two (old)14-4-------18-
    1981_408_
    1982-83Division Two (old)20---1-----21-
    1982_408_
    Total11939-5-----133 3
    _408_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 20.08.1977 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 0 - 0
    2 24.08.1977 Division One (old) West Ham United (H) 1 - 0
    3 27.08.1977 Division One (old) Bristol City (H) 0 - 0
    4 30.08.1977 League Cup 2 Portsmouth (A) 0 - 2
    5 03.09.1977 Division One (old) Queens Park Rangers (A) 0 - 3
    6 10.09.1977 Division One (old) Everton (H) 1 - 5
    7 15.10.1977 Division One (old) Coventry City (H) 1 - 2
    8 19.11.1977 Division One (old) Birmingham City (A) 1 - 1
    9 26.11.1977 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 0 - 4
    10 03.12.1977 Division One (old) Newcastle United (A) 0 - 2
    11 10.12.1977 Division One (old) Derby County (H) 1 - 1 1
    12 17.12.1977 Division One (old) Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 1
    13 26.12.1977 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (H) 0 - 0
    14 27.12.1977 Division One (old) Manchester United (A) 1 - 3
    15 31.12.1977 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 2 - 3
    16 02.01.1978 Division One (old) Manchester City (H) 0 - 1
    17 07.01.1978 FA Cup 3 Hull City (A) 1 - 0
    18 14.01.1978 Division One (old) Bristol City (A) 0 - 0
    19 21.01.1978 Division One (old) Queens Park Rangers (H) 0 - 0
    20 28.01.1978 FA Cup 4 Walsall (A) 0 - 1
    21 04.02.1978 Division One (old) Everton (A) 0 - 2
    22 25.02.1978 Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 0
    23 11.03.1978 Division One (old) Coventry City (A) 0 - 1
    24 14.03.1978 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 1
    25 18.03.1978 Division One (old) Norwich City (H) 2 - 2
    26 25.03.1978 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 2 - 3
    27 27.03.1978 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (A) 1 - 0
    28 19.08.1978 Division Two (old) Burnley (A) 2 - 2
    29 23.08.1978 Division Two (old) Sheffield United (H) 0 - 1
    30 26.08.1978 Division Two (old) Cambridge United (H) 1 - 1
    31 30.08.1978 League Cup 2 Derby County (H) 0 - 1
    32 02.09.1978 Division Two (old) Wrexham (A) 0 - 0
    33 09.09.1978 Division Two (old) Notts County (H) 0 - 1
    34 16.09.1978 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 1
    35 23.09.1978 Division Two (old) Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 4 - 1
    36 30.09.1978 Division Two (old) Leyton Orient (A) 1 - 0
    37 07.10.1978 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A) 0 - 1
    38 14.10.1978 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (H) 0 - 3
    39 21.10.1978 Division Two (old) Cardiff City (A) 0 - 1
    40 28.10.1978 Division Two (old) Bristol Rovers (H) 0 - 0
    41 04.11.1978 Division Two (old) Luton Town (A) 1 - 0
    42 11.11.1978 Division Two (old) Burnley (H) 2 - 1
    43 18.11.1978 Division Two (old) Cambridge United (A) 1 - 1
    44 22.11.1978 Division Two (old) Wrexham (H) 1 - 1
    45 25.11.1978 Division Two (old) West Ham United (H) 1 - 2
    46 02.12.1978 Division Two (old) Stoke City (A) 0 - 0
    47 26.02.1979 FA Cup 4 Oldham Athletic (A) 1 - 3
    48 03.03.1979 Division Two (old) Cardiff City (H) 1 - 2
    49 21.03.1979 Division Two (old) Fulham (H) 1 - 0
    50 28.03.1979 Division Two (old) Luton Town (H) 3 - 0
    51 31.03.1979 Division Two (old) West Ham United (A) 1 - 1
    52 04.04.1979 Division Two (old) Millwall (A) 0 - 2
    53 07.04.1979 Division Two (old) Stoke City (H) 1 - 1
    54 14.04.1979 Division Two (old) Sunderland (H) 1 - 2
    55 16.04.1979 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (A) 1 - 2
    56 17.04.1979 Division Two (old) Preston North End (A) 0 - 4
    57 11.08.1979 League Cup 1 leg 1 Rotherham United (H) 1 - 2
    58 14.08.1979 League Cup 1 leg 2 Rotherham United (A) 0 - 3
    59 18.08.1979 Division Two (old) Watford (H) 2 - 0
    60 25.08.1979 Division Two (old) Queens Park Rangers (A) 4 - 1
    61 01.09.1979 Division Two (old) Luton Town (H) 1 - 3
    62 08.09.1979 Division Two (old) Notts County (H) 1 - 0
    63 15.09.1979 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (A) 2 - 3
    64 22.09.1979 Division Two (old) Fulham (H) 3 - 3
    65 29.09.1979 Division Two (old) Swansea City (A) 2 - 0
    66 27.10.1979 Division Two (old) Sunderland (H) 2 - 1
    67 03.11.1979 Division Two (old) Watford (A) 3 - 1
    68 10.11.1979 Division Two (old) Burnley (H) 1 - 1
    69 17.11.1979 Division Two (old) Preston North End (A) 1 - 1
    70 15.12.1979 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 2
    71 21.12.1979 Division Two (old) Cardiff City (H) 0 - 0
    72 26.12.1979 Division Two (old) Chelsea (A) 0 - 1
    73 29.12.1979 Division Two (old) Queens Park Rangers (H) 2 - 0
    74 01.01.1980 Division Two (old) Bristol Rovers (H) 3 - 0
    75 05.01.1980 FA Cup 3 Harlow Town (H) 1 - 1
    76 08.01.1980 FA Cup 3 rep Harlow Town (A) 0 - 1
    77 12.01.1980 Division Two (old) Luton Town (A) 0 - 0
    78 19.01.1980 Division Two (old) Notts County (A) 1 - 0
    79 02.02.1980 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 1 - 0
    80 09.02.1980 Division Two (old) Fulham (A) 0 - 0
    81 20.02.1980 Division Two (old) Swansea City (H) 1 - 1
    82 23.02.1980 Division Two (old) West Ham United (A) 1 - 3
    83 01.03.1980 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (H) 0 - 1
    84 08.03.1980 Division Two (old) Sunderland (A) 0 - 0
    85 15.03.1980 Division Two (old) Shrewsbury Town (H) 2 - 0
    86 22.03.1980 Division Two (old) Burnley (A) 2 - 1
    87 29.03.1980 Division Two (old) Preston North End (H) 1 - 2 1
    88 05.04.1980 Division Two (old) Chelsea (H) 1 - 0
    89 08.04.1980 Division Two (old) Cardiff City (A) 1 - 0
    90 12.04.1980 Division Two (old) Birmingham City (H) 2 - 1
    91 19.04.1980 Division Two (old) Wrexham (A) 1 - 0 1
    92 23.04.1980 Division Two (old) Bristol Rovers (A) 1 - 1
    93 26.04.1980 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (H) 2 - 1
    94 03.05.1980 Division Two (old) Leyton Orient (A) 1 - 0
    95 05.12.1981 Division Two (old) Norwich City (A) 0 - 0
    96 12.12.1981 Division Two (old) Watford (H) 1 - 1
    97 28.12.1981 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (A) 1 - 1
    98 02.01.1982 FA Cup 3 Southampton (H) 3 - 1
    99 06.02.1982 Division Two (old) Derby County (H) 2 - 1
    100 13.02.1982 FA Cup 5 Watford (H) 2 - 0
    101 20.02.1982 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 0
    102 27.02.1982 Division Two (old) Bolton Wanderers (H) 1 - 0
    103 02.03.1982 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 3 - 0
    104 06.03.1982 FA Cup 6 Shrewsbury Town (H) 5 - 2
    105 09.03.1982 Division Two (old) Chelsea (A) 1 - 4
    106 13.03.1982 Division Two (old) Queens Park Rangers (H) 3 - 2
    107 30.03.1982 Division Two (old) Shrewsbury Town (A) 1 - 1
    108 03.04.1982 FA Cup sf Tottenham Hotspur (N) 0 - 2
    109 20.04.1982 Division Two (old) Wrexham (A) 0 - 0
    110 24.04.1982 Division Two (old) Cambridge United (A) 2 - 1
    111 01.05.1982 Division Two (old) Norwich City (H) 1 - 4
    112 04.05.1982 Division Two (old) Barnsley (A) 2 - 0
    113 31.08.1982 Division Two (old) Rotherham United (A) 3 - 1
    114 04.09.1982 Division Two (old) Chelsea (A) 1 - 1
    115 08.09.1982 Division Two (old) Leeds United (H) 0 - 1
    116 11.09.1982 Division Two (old) Carlisle United (H) 6 - 0
    117 02.10.1982 Division Two (old) Shrewsbury Town (A) 2 - 0
    118 06.10.1982 League Cup 2 leg 1 Lincoln City (A) 0 - 2
    119 09.10.1982 Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (H) 2 - 0
    120 16.10.1982 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 3 - 0
    121 23.10.1982 Division Two (old) Derby County (A) 4 - 0
    122 13.11.1982 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 2 - 2
    123 20.11.1982 Division Two (old) Crystal Palace (H) 0 - 1
    124 27.11.1982 Division Two (old) Bolton Wanderers (A) 1 - 3
    125 04.12.1982 Division Two (old) Fulham (H) 2 - 0
    126 11.12.1982 Division Two (old) Burnley (A) 4 - 2
    127 18.12.1982 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (H) 2 - 1
    128 27.12.1982 Division Two (old) Middlesbrough (A) 1 - 1
    129 28.12.1982 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 1 - 0
    130 01.01.1983 Division Two (old) Crystal Palace (A) 0 - 1
    131 03.01.1983 Division Two (old) Chelsea (H) 3 - 0
    132 15.01.1983 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2
    133 22.01.1983 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 0 - 1
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Queens Park Rangers £50,000 July 1977
    OUT  Notts County Free July 1980
    IN  Bournemouth £50,000 December 1981
    OUT  Kettering Town Unknown March 1983
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