David Kelly

David KellySigned by Billy Davies at the start of season 2001/02, David Kelly (known by the nickname Ned Kelly) was well into the veteran stages of his career when he arrived at Fir Park, aged 36 he signed a one year deal with the club, he had been a team mate with Davies a decade earlier at Leicester City.

David scored on the opening day of the season against Dunfermline Athletic in a match where the Pars hammered Motherwell 5-2. He enjoyed some good early season scoring form scoring against Hearts, Aberdeen and Hibernian, Kelly proved to be a bit of a penalty expert, scoring three penalties out of three in his time at Fir Park.

After a Scottish Cup Third Round defeat by Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park, David was involved in a dressing room bust-up with manager, Eric Black and his assistant, Terry Butcher which ended up with the Irishman’s contract being terminated in January 2002. He left the club having played 21 games and netting seven times. In his short time with the Steelmen, he only missed three games, not bad for a 36 year old. In February he joined Mansfield Town in Division Three in England before retiring after a brief spell with Derry City.

Kelly went into coaching after his playing days ended serving the likes Tranmere Rovers, Sheffield United and linked up with Billy Davies again at Derby County and Preston North End.

David Kelly
5′ 11″
11st 3lbs
Date of Birth:
25th November 1965
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

Walsall 1983 1988
West Ham United 1988 1990
Leicester City 1990 1991
Newcastle United 1991 1993
Wolves 1993 1995
Sunderland 1995 1997
Tranmere Rovers 1997 2000
Sheffield United 2000 2001
Motherwell 2001 2002
Mansfield Town 2002
Derry City 2002

Well Career:

Apps Goals
19 6
Scottish Cup:
1 0
League Cup:
1 1
0 0
21 7