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Bob Kelly (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameRobert Kelly
Date of birth16 November 1893
Place of birthAshton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England
Date of death22 September 1969(age 75)
Place of deathFylde, England
Playing positionInside forward

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Robert "Bob" Kelly (16 November 1893 22 September 1969) was an English professional football player. He broke the British football transfer record when he moved from Burnley to Sunderland for £6,550 in 1925. He is also regarded as a "fans' favourite" at Huddersfield Town, which he joined in 1927. He later played for Preston North End.

He made 14 appearances for England between 1920 and 1928, scoring 8 goals.

He also had spells as manager at Carlisle United and Stockport County.

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