Phil Kelly (footballer, born 1939)

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Phil Kelly
Personal information
Full name James Philip Vincent Kelly
Date of birth (1939-07-10)10 July 1939
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Date of death August 2012 (aged 73)
Place of death Norwich, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Sheldon Town
Brockhill FC
1957–1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1962 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 (0)
1962–1967 Norwich City 115 (2)
1967–1974 Lowestoft Town ? (?)
Total 131 (2)
National team
1960–1961 Republic of Ireland 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James Philip Vincent Kelly (10 July 1939 – August 2012[1]) was an Irish footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a full back.


Club career

Born in Dublin, Kelly played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Norwich City, making a total of 131 appearances.[2] He later became player-manager at non-league club Lowestoft Town.[3][4]

International career

Kelly earned five caps with the Republic of Ireland during 1960 to 1961.[5]


  1. ^ Former Norwich City right-back Phil Kelly dies following illness
  2. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (2001). The Wolves Who's Who. West Midlands: Britespot. p. 118. ISBN 1-904103-01-4.
  4. ^ Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.
  5. ^ Phil Kelly at

External links

  • Phil Kelly at
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