David Kelly

Date of birth25 November 1965
Place of birthBirmingham
NationalityIrish
Weight77 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

With Newcastle United, 1st Division Champion 1993

David scored some vital goals as United avoided relegation to Division Three, then thrived as a Kevin Keegan-inspired Newcastle stormed to promotion the following year. He boasted a near goal-very-other-game record whilst on Tyneside.

Republic of Ireland full international with some 750 club appearances under his belt. Having joined Sheffield United on a 12-month contract in the close season David went on to be a regular in the starting line-up for much of last season, only dropping back to the subs' bench in February. Despite his advancing years he showed he could still take a half-chance and his goal at Blackburn when he charged down a kick from the visiting 'keeper typified his attitude. A hard-working striker who never seemed to stop chasing he was joint second-top scorer for the Blades. He was offered a coaching job at Sheffield United but opted to join Motherwell for the 2001-02 season. David moved on to Mansfield Town in January 2002 on a three month contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Alvechurch 21 Dec 1983
Walsall 21 Dec 1983 01 Aug 1988
West Ham United 01 Aug 1988 22 Mar 1990
Leicester City 22 Mar 1990 04 Dec 1991
Newcastle United 04 Dec 1991 23 Jun 1993
Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 Jun 1993 19 May 1995
Sunderland 19 May 1995 05 Aug 1997
Tranmere Rovers 05 Aug 1997 22 Jul 2000
Sheffield United 22 Jul 2000 30 Jun 2001
Motherwell 30 Jun 2001 14 Jan 2002
Mansfield Town 29 Jan 2002 29 Apr 2002
Telford United 18 Jul 2002 29 Jul 2002 T
Derry City 26 Jul 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 West Ham United FA Cup 6
1988-89 West Ham United League Cup 6
1
4
1988-89 West Ham United League Division One 21
4
6
1989-90 Leicester City League Division Two 10
7
1989-90 West Ham United League Cup 5
2
1
1989-90 West Ham United League Division Two 8
8
1
1990-91 Leicester City FA Cup 1
1990-91 Leicester City League Division Two 41
3
14
1990-91 Leicester City Rumbelows League Cup 2
1
1991-92 Leicester City League Cup 4
1
1991-92 Leicester City League Division Two 12
1
1991-92 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1991-92 Newcastle United League Division Two 25
11
1992-93 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
1
1992-93 Newcastle United League Cup 4
2
1992-93 Newcastle United League Division 1 45
24
1994-95 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 4
2
1994-95 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
1995-96 Sunderland League Cup 1
1996-97 Sunderland FA Cup 2
1996-97 Sunderland League Cup 1
1
1996-97 Sunderland Premier League 23
1
4
1997-98 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 1
1998-99 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 1
1999-00 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 3
1999-00 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 4
5
2
2000-01 Sheffield United FA Cup 1
2000-01 Sheffield United League Cup 4
2
1
2000-01 Sheffield United League Division 1 21
14
6
1
2001-02 Mansfield Town League Division 3 11
6
4
2001-02 Motherwell Scottish FA Cup 1
2001-02 Motherwell Scottish League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Motherwell Scottish Premier League 19
6
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Aug 1988 Southampton v West Ham United L 4-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1988 West Ham United v Charlton Athletic L 1-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1988 Wimbledon v West Ham United W 0-1 League Division One
17 Sep 1988 West Ham United v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division One
24 Sep 1988 Manchester United v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division One
27 Sep 1988 Sunderland v West Ham United W 0-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Oct 1988 West Ham United v Arsenal L 1-4 League Division One
08 Oct 1988 Middlesbrough v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division One
12 Oct 1988 West Ham United v Sunderland W 2-1
Agg: 5-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
15 Oct 1988 Queens Park Rangers v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1988 West Ham United v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
29 Oct 1988 West Ham United v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
01 Nov 1988 West Ham United v Derby County W 5-0 League Cup 3rd round
05 Nov 1988 Coventry City v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1988 West Ham United v Nottingham Forest D 3-3 League Division One
30 Nov 1988 West Ham United v Liverpool W 4-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1988 Millwall v West Ham United W 0-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1988 West Ham United v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 League Division One
17 Dec 1988 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 League Division One
27 Dec 1988 Norwich City v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division One
31 Dec 1988 Charlton Athletic v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division One
02 Jan 1989 West Ham United v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division One
08 Jan 1989 West Ham United v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1989 Arsenal v West Ham United W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
14 Jan 1989 Derby County v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division One
18 Jan 1989 West Ham United v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Cup Quarter-final
21 Jan 1989 West Ham United v Manchester United L 1-3 League Division One
28 Jan 1989 Swindon Town v West Ham United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1989 West Ham United v Swindon Town W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
04 Feb 1989 Arsenal v West Ham United L 2-1 League Division One
12 Feb 1989 West Ham United v Luton Town L 0-3 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
11 Mar 1989 West Ham United v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
18 Mar 1989 West Ham United v Norwich City D 0-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
22 Mar 1989 Norwich City v West Ham United L 3-1 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
03 May 1989 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 1-2 League Division One
06 May 1989 West Ham United v Luton Town W 1-0 League Division One
13 May 1989 Everton v West Ham United L 3-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1989 Stoke City v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
23 Aug 1989 West Ham United v Bradford City W 2-0 League Division Two
26 Aug 1989 West Ham United v Plymouth Argyle W 3-2 League Division Two
02 Sep 1989 Hull City v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division Two
09 Sep 1989 West Ham United v Swindon Town D 1-1 League Division Two
30 Sep 1989 West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion L 2-3 League Division Two
04 Oct 1989 West Ham United v Birmingham City D 1-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
25 Oct 1989 Aston Villa v West Ham United D 0-0 League Cup 3rd round
11 Nov 1989 West Ham United v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division Two
02 Dec 1989 West Ham United v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division Two
26 Dec 1989 Ipswich Town v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division Two
30 Dec 1989 Leicester City v West Ham United L 1-0 League Division Two
01 Jan 1990 West Ham United v Barnsley W 4-2 League Division Two
17 Jan 1990 West Ham United v Derby County D 1-1 League Cup Quarter-final
20 Jan 1990 West Ham United v Hull City L 1-2 League Division Two
24 Jan 1990 Derby County v West Ham United D 0-0 League Cup Quarter-final replay
31 Jan 1990 West Ham United v Derby County W 2-1 League Cup Quarter-final 2nd replay
10 Feb 1990 West Ham United v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-1 League Division Two
14 Feb 1990 Oldham Athletic v West Ham United L 6-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
18 Feb 1990 Swindon Town v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division Two
24 Feb 1990 West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division Two
07 Mar 1990 West Ham United v Oldham Athletic W 3-0
Agg: 3-6
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
10 Mar 1990 West Ham United v Portsmouth W 2-1 League Division Two


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
4
1988-89 Republic of Ireland PJ ODriscoll Testimonial
1
1988-89 Republic of Ireland Toulon Under-21 2
1
1
1989-90 Republic of Ireland B International 1
1
1989-90 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1989-90 Republic of Ireland Under-23 1
2
1990-91 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1
2
1991-92 Republic of Ireland B International 1
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland US Cup 1
1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland David OLeary Testimonial 1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1993-94 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
1
1993-94 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland B International 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Nov 1987 Republic of Ireland v Israel W 5-0 International Friendly
23 Mar 1988 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Apr 1988 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia W 2-0 International Friendly
19 Oct 1988 Republic of Ireland v Tunisia W 4-0 PJ O'Driscoll Testimonial
05 Jun 1989 Senegal v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 Toulon Under-21 Group B
07 Jun 1989 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
10 Jun 1989 France v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 Toulon Under-21 5th
27 Mar 1990 Republic of Ireland v England W 4-1 B INTER
25 Apr 1990 Republic of Ireland v USSR W 1-0 International Friendly
15 May 1990 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 2-3 U23
02 Jun 1990 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
12 Sep 1990 Republic of Ireland v Morocco W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 1991 Wales v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
22 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1991 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Sep 1991 Hungary v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Feb 1992 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 2-0 B INTER
04 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 0-2 US Cup
07 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 2-0 US Cup
14 Oct 1992 Denmark v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Feb 1993 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 2-1 International Friendly
29 May 1993 Republic of Ireland v Hungary L 2-4 David O'Leary Testimonial
23 Mar 1994 Republic of Ireland v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
28 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 B INTER
15 Feb 1995 Republic of Ireland v England D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1995 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group play-off
10 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Feb 1997 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
20 Aug 1997 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
15 Nov 1997 Belgium v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.