J. Kelly
J. Kelly
J. Kelly
● J. Kelly, 1889 (HA)

probably born in Scotland

J. Kelly (forename unknown) was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward probably joined Thistle in 1888 or 1889.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 2nd February, 1889, in a 1-0 friendly defeat away to Airdrieonians.

Kelly scored his first known goal for Thistle on Saturday, 23rd March, 1889, in a 2-2 friendly draw at home to Morton.

He scored the last of his 3 known goals on Saturday, 20th April, 1889, in a 2-1 friendly defeat away to Preston North End.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 4th May, 1889, in a 6-2 friendly win at home to Rangers, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 11 occasions.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when Kelly died. *

* If you can help us to improve any of these marked points on The Thistle Archive, then please do get in touch →

Bio Extra

This rather shifty looking character has left next to no identity traces. Good job Kelly. What was his forename? Where did he come from? Where did he go? Nobody knows. He played mainly at inside left and appeared on ten occasions between February and May 1889, scoring at least three times. What about that last known appearance? Partick Thistle 6, Rangers 2 on the 4th May 1889. Way to go JK.


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