Jimmy Kelly (Northern Ireland footballer)

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Jimmy Kelly
Personal information
Full name James Kelly
Playing position Inside Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1922 Bangor
1922– St Johnstone
Toronto Ulster
1926–1928 Fall River Marksmen 67 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jimmy Kelly was an early twentieth-century Irish football (soccer) inside forward who played professionally in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the United States.


Kelly played for Northern Ireland club Bangor F.C. of the now defunct Intermediate League, but was transferred to St Johnstone F.C. of the Scottish Football League in 1922.[1] At some point, he left Britain for Canada where he played for Toronto Ulster. In 1926, he moved south to sign with the Fall River Marksmen of the American Soccer League. In 1927, Kelly scored one of Fall River’s seven goals in their romp over Holley Carburetor F.C. in the 1927 National Challenge Cup final. In 1928, he left the ASL.[2]


  1. ^ Bangor F.C. History
  2. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).