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Gary Kelly (footballer born 1966)

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Full nameGareth Kelly
Place of birthPreston, England
Playing positionGoalkeeper (retired)

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Gareth "Gary" Kelly (born 3 August 1966 in Preston, Lancashire) is an Irish former professional football goalkeeper. He is the son of former Irish international goalkeeper Alan Kelly, Sr.

Kelly began his career with Jack Charlton's Newcastle United in 1984. In five years with the club, he made just over fifty league appearances. In October 1988, he went on loan to Blackpool for a month, as stand-in for Barry Siddall.

In 1989, Kelly joined Bury, with whom he spent the next seven years. He made 236 league appearances for the Gigg Lane club. He was loaned out to West Ham in 1994.

Oldham Athletic came in for Kelly's services in 1996, and he went on to make 226 league appearances over seven years for the Latics, winning the Fans' Player of the Year award in 1999.

Kelly's career wound down with short stints at Northwich Victoria, Sheffield United and Leigh Genesis.

At international level, Gary played for the Republic of Ireland at under-21 and "B" level. His brother, Alan Kelly, Jr., and father also played for the Republic of Ireland.

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