Willie Kelly - Player Profile


Full Name:William Kelly
Born:1915 (Maryhill)
Height:5' 11
Position:Centre Half
Signed:August 15th, 1945
First Manager:Charlie McGillivray
Career Stats: 20 appearances
Debut: August 18th, 1945 - Dundee United 3 - 4 St Johnstone (League - Southern 'B')
Also Played For:Greenock Morton, St Mirren
Autograph:

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1945/46  B Division 20 0 1 0.05 - - 20.0% 15.0% 65.0%
20 (0) 0 1 0.05

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Jan 12th, 1946 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 2 - 2
 Jan 1st, 1946 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 3
 Dec 29th, 1945 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 0 - 2
 Dec 22nd, 1945 League  (A)  vs. Airdrieonians 1 - 1
 Dec 15th, 1945 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 0 - 5
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 None

Though his fee is unknown, Willie was reported to be a record transfer for United in August 1945, when he signed for the Club from St Mirren. A stalwart of the game, Willie had joined the Paisley club from Maryhill Juniors in 1934, and remained at Love Street throughout the war years off and on while serving in the Navy. During his most prominent years, he had been mentioned several times for a Scotland cap.

He missed very few games in the first half of the 1945-46 campaign for United but failed to settle in Dundee and he requested a transfer in late January 1946. Within a few weeks he moved to Morton. Later that year, however, Willie was served with the first post-war sin die suspension for "rough play", which saw him banned from the game. His ban was eventually lifted in September 1950.

 Goals Scored
None.