James Kelly (Scottish footballer)
|Full name||James Kelly|
|Date of birth||15 August 1865|
|Place of birth||Renton, Scotland|
|Date of death||20 February 1932(aged 66)|
|1893–1897||Scottish League XI||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
James Kelly (15 October 1865 – 20 February 1932) was a Scottish footballer who mainly played for Celtic after being signed from Renton where he had won the Scottish Cup twice. He was a Centre-half and was the first team captain of the Club and played in the Club's first ever match a 5-2 win against Rangers. He was capped 8 times by Scotland and scored 1 goal. He also appeared seven times for the Scottish League XI. After retiring as a player, Kelly became a director of Celtic, serving as chairman between 1909 and 1914. His descendants Michael Kelly and Kevin Kelly also became Celtic directors.