Julian Kelly

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Julian Kelly
Personal information
Full name Julian James Kelly[1]
Date of birth (1989-09-06) 6 September 1989 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Enfield, London, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Spalding United
Youth career
000?–2006 Arsenal
2006–2008 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Reading 7 (0)
2010 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 9 (1)
2011 Lincoln City (loan) 21 (0)
2011–2013 Notts County 54 (4)
2014– Spalding United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:29, 2 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Julian James Kelly (born 6 September 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Spalding United.

Club career[edit]

Born in London, Kelly was with Arsenal until the age of 16 when he joined Reading and became a scholar with the club in June 2006.[3][4] He finished the 2007–08 season with 27 appearances in the Reading reserves,[5] playing in the position of left back.[2] He featured for Reading on the bench in their opening game of the 2008–09 season, which they drew 0 – 0 with Nottingham Forest.[6] He made his debut for Reading in the League Cup against Dagenham & Redbridge.[7] He then made his league debut against Plymouth Argyle, playing in the right wing.[8] On 21 January 2009, Reading manager Steve Coppell confirmed that his most likely replacement for the suspended Liam Rosenior against Wolverhampton Wanderers would be Kelly.[9] He joined Wycombe Wanderers on an initial one-month emergency loan on 15 February 2010. On his debut for Wycombe Wanderers he scored from a cross for a 1–0 win over Millwall.[10] In January 2011 Kelly joined Lincoln City on loan making his debut on 15 January in a 2–1 home defeat by Wycombe Wanderers.[11]

On 1 June 2011, he signed a two-year contract with Notts County.[12] Kelly scored his first goal for Notts, a thunderous volley, in 3 – 2 win over Tranmere Rovers.[12] Similarly in 3–2 win against Scunthorpe United Kelly scored the winning the goal after an incisive pass from teammate Gavin Mahon. Kelly became a permanent fixture in Martin Allen's defence as Notts County climbed into the play-off positions midway through the season. In a 5–2 defeat to Sheffield United, Kelly came off the bench to score Notts' second goal.[13] Kelly finished the 2011–12 season making 34 appearances overall and scoring 3 goals.[14]

He made his first start of the 2012–13 campaign in a 2–1 win over Crewe Alexandra[15] and made a further 23 appearances before being released at the end of the season.[16][17]

In September 2013 he joined Grimsby Town on trial,[18] but failed to earn a contract.[19]

After a year out of the game, he signed for Northern Premier Division One South outfit Spalding United.[20]

International career[edit]

Despite being born in England, he was called into the Republic of Ireland under–19 team in January 2008.[21]

Style of play[edit]

He is primarily a left back, despite being right footed, but has also played right back and right wing. Since playing for Notts County Kelly has been used mainly as a right back.

Personal life[edit]

His brother Oliver Kelly was also part of the Reading Academy.[22] Kelly's older sister Natalie has been playing the lead female role in the Lion King in the West End whilst younger sister Sienna recently won a place at the National School of Youth Ballet.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 6 April 2013[24]
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2008–09 Championship 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 11 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2009–10 League One 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Reading 2010–11 Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Lincoln City (loan) 2010–11 League Two 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Notts County 2011–12 League One 32 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 37 3
2012–13 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Career total 91 5 7 0 6 0 0 0 104 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Player Profiles". Reading F.C. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Background on Academy kids". Reading F.C. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Dillon, Downes and Makin all agree new one-year extended contracts". Reading F.C. 29 June 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Academy season is over". Reading F.C. 18 April 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Nott'm Forest 0–0 Reading". BBC Sport. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Dagenham & Redbridge 1–2 Reading". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  8. ^ "Reading 2–0 Plymouth". BBC Sport. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2008. 
  9. ^ "Kelly set for massive debut". Reading F.C. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  10. ^ "Reading defender Julian Kelly signs for Wycombe". BBC Sport. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Lincoln City 1 – 2 Wycombe". BBC Sport. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Kelly Agrees Two-Year Deal". Notts County FC. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Notts County 2 – 5 Sheffield Utd". BBC. 
  14. ^ "Julian Kelly". Soccerbase. 
  15. ^ "Crewe 1 Notts County 2". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Julian Kelly in 2012–13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Eight Players Offered Deals". Notts County F.C. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  18. ^ http://toogoodtogodown.wordpress.com/
  19. ^ http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/article/ritchie-jones-1058110.aspx
  20. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/spaldingunited/news/tulips-announce-two-stellar-new-signings-1224449.html
  21. ^ "Striker makes loan move". Reading F.C. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  22. ^ "Dolan's insight into newboys". Reading FC. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Kelly brothers play for reserves". Reading F.C. Official Website. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  24. ^ "Julian Kelly". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

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