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Pat Kelly Squad Index
Information:
1939-40 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
09th April 1918
Birthplace:
Johannesburg
Nationality:
South African
Height:
6' 0
Weight:
13st 11lbs
Signed:
27/07/1937
Career History:
Pirates FC (Blomfontein)
Aberdeen 27th July 1937
Dumbarton (war guest) 3rd December 1941
Hamilton Accies 1941 - 42 (war guest)
Dumbarton (war guest) 1942-43
St Mirren (war guest) 1942-43
Dundee United 3rd January 1945
Barnsley 29th October 1946
Crewe Alexandra 1st February 1952
 
Profile:
Full Name: Patrick Michael Kelly

ANOTHER DON FROM S.A.

News was received by cablegram from Mr P. Travers, the Aberdeen F.C. manager, yesterday evening that he had signed a goalkeeper.
The player is Kelly, of Pirates' Club, Bloemfontein. His club has not been beaten this season. This is the third South African signed by the Aberdeen Club. Strauss came from Benoni, and Currer from Pretoria.
Kelly will probably return with the touring party next month.

Source: Press & Journal, 28th June 1937

Signed for Aberdeen from South African team Bloemfontein Pirates. While at Barnsley he appeared once for Northern Ireland, playing against Scotland in October 1949 at Windsor Park. It was an unhappy debut as Scotland ran out winners by eight goals to two.

Died: Rochdale, 7th September 1985

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/04/1939
Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1945-46
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1944-45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1943-44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1939-40
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1938-39
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
2
0
0
Totals:
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
6
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 6 0