Liam Kelly (footballer, born 1995)

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Liam Kelly
Personal information
Full name Liam Anthony Kelly[1]
Date of birth (1995-11-22) 22 November 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Basingstoke, England
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Feyenoord
Number 8
Youth career
2004–2013 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2019 Reading 82 (7)
2016Bath City (loan) 16 (6)
2019– Feyenoord 0 (0)
National team
2013–2014 Republic of Ireland U19 4 (1)
2014 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:12, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Liam Anthony Kelly (born 22 November 1995) is a professional footballer who plays for Eredivisie club Feyenoord as a midfielder.

Club Career[edit]

Reading[edit]

In November 2013, Kelly signed his first professional contract with Reading,[2] In May 2016, Kelly signed a two-year contract with Reading.[3] On 12 February 2016, Kelly joined Bath City on an initial one-month loan,[4] extending it for another month on 11 March,[5] before extending it till the end of the season 10 April 2016.[6] Kelly made his debut for Reading on 23 August 2016 at home to Milton Keynes Dons in the EFL Cup, coming on for George Evans,[7] with his league debut coming on 22 October 2016 away to Rotherham United.

On 30 December, Kelly signed a new contract, keeping him at the Reading until the summer of 2019.[8]

He scored his first goal for Reading in a 3-2 win against Bristol City on 2 January 2017.[9]

Kelly extended his Reading contract on 6 July 2017, signing a new three-year deal.[10]

Feyenoord[edit]

On 8 July 2019, Kelly signed for Feyenoord on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[11][12]

International career[edit]

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Kelly made his Republic of Ireland under-19 debut against Slovenia under-19 in September 2013.[13] Whilst playing for the Republic of Ireland U19's against Sweden under-19, Kelly scored a wonder goal from the halfway line.[14] Kelly made his Republic of Ireland under-21 debut against United States under-20 in November 2014.[13]

Kelly received his first call up for the Republic of Ireland on 13 March 2017, being named in the 39-man provisional squad for the games against Wales and Iceland.[15]

Kelly rejected a call-up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad in March 2018, due to personal reasons.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 16 February 2019[17]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2013–14 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2016–17[18] 28 1 1 0 3 0 - 2 0 34 1
2017–18[19] 34 5 2 0 2 2 - - 38 7
2018–19[20] 20 1 1 0 1 0 - - 22 1
Total 82 7 4 0 6 2 - - 2 0 94 9
Bath City (loan) 2015–16 National League South 16 6 0 0 0 0 - 16 6
Feyenoord 2019–20 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0
Career total 98 13 4 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 110 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Club retained and released lists published". English Football League. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Reading FC: Youngster Liam Kelly signs professional contract". getreading.co.uk. Get Reading. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Tennai Watson pens two-year contract". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ "City bring in Kelly on loan from Reading". bathcityfc.com. Bath City F.C. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Loan player updates". bathcityfc.com. Bath City F.C. 11 March 2016. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Murphy and Kelly extend but Harvey recalled". bathcityfc.com. Bath City F.C. 10 April 2016. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Reading 2–2 MK Dons". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Kelly signs new Royals deal". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Bristol C 2-3 Reading". BBC. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Liam Kelly commits until 2020". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Liam Kelly signs permanently for Dutch giants Feyenoord". readingfc.co.uk/. Reading F.C. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Middenvelder Liam Kelly van Reading naar Feyenoord". feyenoord.nl/ (in Dutch). Feyenoord. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Liam Kelly RoI Profile". fai.ie. FAI. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  14. ^ "WONDERGOAL from the halfway line!". youtube.com. Reading Youtube. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Kelly gets maiden call for Ireland senior squad!". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Liam Kelly explains why he turned down Ireland call-up". irishtimes.com. The Irish Times. 16 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  17. ^ "L.Kelly". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Games played by Liam Kelly in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Liam Kelly in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Liam Kelly in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

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