Marcus Kelly

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Marcus Kelly
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Kelly in 2012
Personal information
Full name Marcus Philip Kelly
Date of birth (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Kettering, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Forest Green Rovers
Number 24
Youth career
000?–2004 Rushden & Diamonds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Rushden & Diamonds 157 (12)
2009–2010 Oxford United 3 (0)
2009 Kettering Town (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2012 Kettering Town 84 (4)
2011–2012 Mansfield Town (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013 Tamworth 35 (1)
2013– Forest Green Rovers 33 (9)
National team
2007 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:53, 19 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcus Philip Kelly (born 16 March 1986) is an English footballer who plays for Forest Green Rovers as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Rushden & Diamonds[edit]

Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, Kelly began his career playing for Second Division side Rushden & Diamonds. After impressing in the reserve team, he made his debut in a 3–0 home defeat to Bournemouth on 27 March 2004.[1]

Kettering Town[edit]

Kelly completed his permanent transfer to his hometown club Kettering Town on 7 January 2010.[2]

Tamworth[edit]

On 5 July 2012, Kelly signed for Tamworth, along with former Kettering teammate Adam Cunnington and Tommy Wright, with Kelly and Cunnington teaming up with their former manager at Kettering, Marcus Law. Kelly scored his first goal for Tamworth away at Hyde in a 2–1 defeat. He scored a hat-trick in the FA Trophy first round against Lincoln City to ensure Tamworth progressed to the second round.[3]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

Kelly signed a one-year-deal at Forest Green Rovers on 17 July 2013, after impressing management while on trial during pre-season – including a 2–0 win over League One side Swindon Town having been recommended to the club by Marcus Law.[4] He made his debut for the club on 10 August 2013 where he scored a hat-trick in an 8–0 win over Hyde.[5] In February 2014, he signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until the summer of 2015.[6]

At the end of his first season at the club, he was voted Supporters Player of the Year, Players Player of the Year and won the club's Goal of the Season award.

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 19 April 2014.

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2003–04 Rushden & Diamonds Second Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2004–05 League Two 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
2005–06 41 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 45 3
2006–07 Conference National 34 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 36 5
2007–08 24 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 26 1
2008–09 39 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 3
2009–10 Oxford United Conference National 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10 Kettering Town (loan) Conference National 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 Kettering Town Conference National 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
2010–11 40 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 2
2011–12 27 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
2011–12 Mansfield Town (loan) Conference National 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 Tamworth Conference National 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 1
2013–14 Forest Green Rovers Conference National 33 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 9
Total England 314 22 8 1 2 0 0 0 325 26
Career total 314 22 8 1 2 0 0 0 325 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rushden 0-3 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 27 March 2004. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kettering Town sign Oxford United winger Marcus Kelly". BBC Sport. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lambs boss Marcus Law believes Tom Marshall and Tony Breeden will ensure season to remember". Tamworth Herald. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Marcus Kelly joins Forest Green Rovers after Tamworth exit". BBC Sport. 17 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Forest Green 8–0 Hyde". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Marcus Kelly signs new Forest Green Rovers contract". BBC Sport. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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