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Brian Shelley

Personal information
Full nameBrian Shelley
Height1.88 m
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubBallarat Red Devils

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Brian Shelley (born 15 November 1981 in Dublin) is an Irish footballer currently playing Ballarat Red Devils.

He began his career at Shamrock Rovers but moved to rivals Bohemians in 2000. He made his first team debut for the club as substitute in the UEFA Cup tie against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in September 2000. After a short spell with Longford Town, Roddy Collins brought him along with team mate Trevor Molloy to Carlisle United in time for the 2002/03 season.

He returned to Ireland during the 2005 season with Shamrock Rovers, making his debut on the 18th of March and went on to make 17 appearances in the league and two in the Cup.

Having helped Drogheda to the club's first ever League of Ireland title in November 2007, he was named PFAI Player of the Year on November 18, 2007. However the following season wasn't as successful as Drogheda finished well off the pace in the League and the club went into meltdown due to financial problems.

Brian left Drogheda in January 2009 and returned to Dalymount Park for a 2nd spell with Bohemians. He has a made a fine start with the club and his form was rewarded with the Soccer Writer's Association Player of the Month for August. During this month, he scored his first goal of the season against Galway United at Dalymount Park. He then added to his collection of medals on September 26 as Bohs beat Waterford United in the final of the League of Ireland Cup. And he wasn't done yet as a great run of form towards the end of the season helped Brian to his third League of Ireland Premier Division winners medal, winning by 4 points from closest rivals Shamrock Rovers. His outstanding performances throughout the season was noted by his fellow professionals when he was voted on to the PFAI Team of the Year.

Shelley has moved to Ballarat Red Devils in Australia in the off season

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