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Pat Kelly Squad Index
Information:
1944-45 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
09th April 1918
Birthplace:
Johannesburg
Nationality:
South African
Height:
6' 0
Weight:
13st 11lbs
Signed:
27/07/1937
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Full Name: Patrick Michael Kelly

ANOTHER DON FROM S.A.

News was received by cablegram from Mr P. Travers, the Aberdeen F.C. manager, yesterday evening that he had signed a goalkeeper.
The player is Kelly, of Pirates' Club, Bloemfontein. His club has not been beaten this season. This is the third South African signed by the Aberdeen Club. Strauss came from Benoni, and Currer from Pretoria.
Kelly will probably return with the touring party next month.

Source: Press & Journal, 28th June 1937

During the war Pat served in the RAF and ws demobbed in December 1945.

Signed for Aberdeen from South African team Bloemfontein Pirates. While at Barnsley he appeared once for Northern Ireland, playing against Scotland in October 1949 at Windsor Park. It was an unhappy debut as Scotland ran out winners by eight goals to two.

Died: Rochdale, 7th September 1985

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/04/1939
Kilmarnock 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Start
08/04/1939
Raith Rovers 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 20 Start
22/04/1939
Albion Rovers 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 21 Start
24/04/1939
Aberdeen 4-1 Barnsley
Friendly 6,000 21 Start
27/04/1939
Aberdeen 5-2 Buckie Thistle
Dewar Shield R1 1L 21 Start
29/04/1939
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 21 Start
24/02/1940
Albion Rovers 3-3 Aberdeen
Regional Cup R1 4,000 21 Start
02/03/1940
Aberdeen 0-1 Albion Rovers
Regional Cup R1 REP 8,841 21 Start
01/01/1944
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
North Eastern League 8,000 25 Start
11/11/1944
Dundee United 0-5 Aberdeen
North Eastern League 12,000 26 Start
02/02/1946
Morton 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 27 Start
16/02/1946
Hamilton 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 27 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1945-46
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1944-45
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1943-44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1939-40
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1938-39
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
2
0
0
Totals:
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
6
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 6 0