Kelly in 2012
|Full name||Marcus Philip Kelly|
|Date of birth||16 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Kettering, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Forest Green Rovers|
|–2004||Rushden & Diamonds|
|2004–2009||Rushden & Diamonds||157||(12)|
|2009||→ Kettering Town (loan)||2||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Mansfield Town (loan)||1||(0)|
|2013–||Forest Green Rovers||93||(11)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:53, 6 February 2016 (UTC).
Rushden & Diamonds
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.
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.
Forest Green Rovers
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. He made his debut for the club on 10 August 2013 where he scored a hat-trick in an 8–0 win over Hyde. In February 2014, he signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until the summer of 2015.
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. In February 2015, he agreed a new one-year contract with Forest Green, keeping him at The New Lawn until the end of the 2015-16 season.
Statistics accurate as of match played 19 April 2014.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2003–04||Rushden & Diamonds||Second Division||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||8||0|
|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|
|2011–12||Mansfield Town (loan)||Conference National||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|2013–14||Forest Green Rovers||Conference National||33||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||34||9|
- "Rushden 0-3 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 27 March 2004. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
- "Kettering Town sign Oxford United winger Marcus Kelly". BBC Sport. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- "Lambs boss Marcus Law believes Tom Marshall and Tony Breeden will ensure season to remember". Tamworth Herald. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- "Marcus Kelly joins Forest Green Rovers after Tamworth exit". BBC Sport. 17 July 2013.
- "Forest Green 8–0 Hyde". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013.
- "Marcus Kelly signs new Forest Green Rovers contract". BBC Sport. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
- "Marcus Kelly extends Forest Green Rovers contract". BBC Sport. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
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