Dane Kelly

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Dane Kelly
Personal information
Full name Dane Kelly
Date of birth (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Charleston Battery
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Tivoli Gardens 15 (3)
2011– Charleston Battery 105 (42)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Dane Kelly (born 9 February 1991 in Saint Catherine Parish) is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for Charleston Battery as a striker. With 42 goals during his career in Charleston, Kelly is the all-time leading scorer in the current version of the USL established in 2010.



Tivoli Gardens FC[edit]

Kelly began his career in his native Jamaica with Jamaican National Premier League side Tivoli Gardens. He led the U21 JPL league in scoring in 2010-2011 with 15 goals.

Charleston Battery[edit]

Kelly came to the United States in 2011 after to attend open tryouts with the Charleston Battery after being spotted by the club during a scouting trip to Jamaica. After impressing coach Mike Anhaeuser during a 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup game against Toronto FC,[1] Kelly signed with the Battery on 16 March[2] and made his debut with the team on 9 April 2011 in a game against the Charlotte Eagles.

Kelly returned to Charleston for the 2012 season and has remained with the club since. In 2014, Kelly was named the club's player of the year and earned first team all-USL honors. In 2015 he scored 11 goals in 26 league appearances and had a man of the match performance with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 victory over NASL side Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. With his final goal of the season, the 42nd of his Charleston career, Kelly became the all-time leading scorer in the current United Soccer League, passing Matthew Delicate.


Despite his success in the American leagues, Kelly is yet to be selected for the Jamaican national team.


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