Michael John Kelly
Date of Birth:
18 October 1942
Place of Birth:
(1960/61 - 1965/66)
Mike joined Wimbledon as a youngster after playing for Chelsea's youth team and worked his way up through the Dons youth team to the first team and gained three England Amateur caps and an Amateur Cup winners medal.=== Wikipedia entry ===
He signed professionally when the club joined the Southern League in 1964, but after a couple of seasons was replaced by Frank Smith after he collided with a post in an Eastern Professional Floodlight League defeat at Bedford and, when he failed to get back into the first team, left for Queen's Park Rangers.
Like several others, Mike was an engineer with the Post Office, but after passing his F.A. Preliminary Coaching Badges he took a full time football coaching position with the Greater London Council.
After four years at QPR he spent six years at Birmingham City and a season as player-manager of Minnesota Kicks before retiring from playing to coach.
After a spell as assistant manager at Plymouth Argyle he took the manager's position in 1977/78 but resigned after nine months. After assistant manager roles at Fulham, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion he became England's goalkeeping coach, working through two World Cups, then took a similar role with the Swiss national team. He then joined Roy Hodgson as goalkeeping coach at Fulham, and followed him to Liverpool where he stayed until Hodgson's departure.
1966-1970 Queens Park Rangers 54
1970-1976 Birmingham City 62
1976 Minnesota Kicks 1
Michael John Kelly (born 18 October 1942) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He made 116 appearances in the Football League playing for Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City. He went on to managerial positions, including nine months as manager of Plymouth Argyle, before concentrating on coaching.
Born in Northampton, Kelly started his football career as a junior with Chelsea, but after two seasons (1959/60 and 1960/1), he was released and joined Wimbledon in the Isthmian League, as an amateur player. He was in the Wimbledon teams which beat Sutton United in the final of the FA Amateur Cup in 1963, won the championship of the Isthmian League in two consecutive seasons, and finished runners-up in the Southern League First Division. During this period he was capped three times for the England national amateur football team.
In 1966 he turned professional with Queens Park Rangers, spending four seasons with the club. He then moved on to Birmingham City, where he spent six years, followed by one season as player-coach of the Minnesota Kicks in the NASL, before returning to England to start a career in coaching.
On his return to England Kelly was appointed reserve team manager of Plymouth Argyle. When manager Tony Waiters resigned, Kelly took his place, himself resigning after nine months with the team seemingly heading for relegation. He went on to assistant manager roles at Fulham, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion.
He was England goalkeeping coach from 1984 to 1990 and worked with the team in two World Cups, then performed a similar role with the Switzerland national football team until the 1994 World Cup. At club level he worked with many clubs in England and abroad, and in December 2007 he joined Fulham F.C. as goalkeeping coach and assistant manager under Roy Hodgson, with whom he had worked at club and national level. In 2010, he followed Hodgson to Liverpool. He left following Hodgson's departure.=== Wiki ===
1960/61: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1961/62: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1962/63: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1963/64: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1964/65: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1965/66: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
- Total: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
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