Shaun Kelly

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Shaun Kelly
Personal information
Full name Shaun David Kelly
Date of birth (1988-12-11) 11 December 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Port Melbourne Sharks
Number TBD
Youth career
2005–2007 Chester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Chester City 39[1] (1)
2007 Vauxhall Motors (loan) 4 (0)
2010 Burton Albion 4 (0)
2010-2012 Bala Town
2012 Shepparton United SC 8 (4)
2012-2014 South Melbourne FC 18 (7)
2012 FC Halifax Town (loan) 1 (1)
2015- Port Melbourne Sharks 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 August 2014

Shaun Kelly (born 11 December 1988) is a professional footballer currently playing for South Melbourne FC. He has played in Australia with Shepparton United as well as in the English Football League with Chester City F.C., and various other English non-league sides.

Playing career[edit]

Kelly is a product of Chester's youth system and made his Football League debut as a late substitute against Shrewsbury Town F.C. on 15 April 2007.

In September 2007, Kelly joined Conference North side Vauxhall Motors F.C. on loan to gain first-team experience.

He returned to Chester during the season and replaced Paul Butler at half-time in their 3–3 draw with Accrington Stanley F.C. on 5 January 2008, going on to play regularly in the closing stages of the season.

The following season brought 27 league appearances as Chester suffered relegation, with his first goal coming in a 2–1 win at Darlington on 25 November 2008.

He left the club in early 2010, as Chester were expelled from the Conference

He joined Port Vale on trial in March 2010 and put in an impressive display in a 2-1 home win for the reserves over Burton Albion, also managing to get onto the score sheet. The performance impressed Burton manager Paul Peschisolido enough to offer him a contract until the end of the season. Burton later announced that the deal could not be completed on the planned day.Kelly joined Welsh Premier League side Bala Town in July 2010, playing with them until he relocated to Australia and joined Shepparton United SC.

In July 2012 he joined South Melbourne FC.

In October 2012 he returned to England signing for Halifax Town and has now rejoined South Melbourne for their new season. His brother James is a first year Pro with Bolton Wanderers F.C.[2]


  1. ^ All Chester City players' statistics for the 2009/10 season were expunged after Chester were expelled from the Conference National for breaking league regulations
  2. ^ "FC Halifax Sign Ex-Chester Defender". Football Conference. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 

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