Norman Kelly (footballer)

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Norman Kelly
Personal information
Full name Norman Kelly[1]
Date of birth (1970-10-10) 10 October 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1990 Oldham Athletic 2 (0)
1989–1990 Wigan Athletic (loan) 4 (0)
1990–1993 Dunfermline Athletic 13 (0)
1993 Brunei
1993 Raith Rovers 4 (0)
IFK Stromstad
Malaysian club
1995–1999 Canberra Cosmos 78 (9)
1999–2002 Linfield
2002 Glenavon
2003 Crusaders 13 (0)
National team
Northern Ireland under-18
Northern Ireland under-19
Northern Ireland under-21
Northern Ireland B
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Norman Kelly (born 10 October 1970) is a Northern Irish former footballer who played for a number of clubs throughout his career.

Kelly began his career with Oldham Athletic and spent time on loan with Wigan Athletic before spells in Scotland with Fife sides Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers. After moving back to his native Northern Ireland, Kelly played in Sweden and Malaysia before having a five-year spell in Australia with Canberra Cosmos. When that ended in 1999, Kelly moved to Linfield, where he picked up two league titles and a cup in his three years there. Kelly moved to Glenavon in the summer of 2002 but was released just a few months later.[2] Kelly moved to the United States in 2003 after his short spell with Crusaders[3] and ended up coaching junior football.[4]

Kelly won caps for Northern Ireland between under-18 and B team level.[5]



1999-00, 2000-01


  1. ^ "Norman Kelly". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Gracey, Jim (2002-12-01). "Football: Glenavon ditch Kelly and Nige". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  3. ^ Beacom, Steven (2003-09-01). "Life's a beach now for ex-Blue Kelly". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  4. ^ McNeilly, Clare (2006-12-06). "Ex-Linfield player tells of his grief at TV pal's death". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  5. ^ Brodie, Malcolm (2005-07-30). "Life's a beach for Norman right now". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-07-29.