Graham Kelly (football)

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Graham Kelly
Born (1945-12-23) December 23, 1945 (age 69)
Nationality English
Occupation football administrator
Known for Chief executive for The Football Association.

Graham Kelly (born 23 December 1945[citation needed]) is an English football administrator. He was secretary of The Football League from 1978 to 1989 and chief executive of The Football Association (FA) from 1989 to 1998.

He resigned from the FA, along with chairman Keith Wiseman, when a scandal broke out over an allegedly improper £3.2 million loan from the FA to the Football Association of Wales (FAW). It was alleged that the loan was intended to buy the FAW's support for Wiseman's election as a FIFA vice-president, which would in turn help England's bid to host the 2006 World Cup finals. Kelly and Wiseman were subsequently cleared of wrongdoing after a FIFA investigation.