Willie Kelly Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1945-46 20 20 0 0 0 20 0 - -
Totals: 20 (0) 0 20 (0) 0 0 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Jan 12th, 1946 12/01/46 Southern 'B' vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 2
Jan 1st, 1946 01/01/46 Southern 'B' vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 3
Dec 29th, 1945 29/12/45 Southern 'B' vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 0 - 2
Dec 22nd, 1945 22/12/45 Southern 'B' vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Dec 15th, 1945 15/12/45 Southern 'B' vs. Raith Rovers (A) 0 - 5

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Jan 12th, 1946 12/01/46 Southern 'B' vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 2
Jan 1st, 1946 01/01/46 Southern 'B' vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 3
Dec 29th, 1945 29/12/45 Southern 'B' vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 0 - 2
Dec 22nd, 1945 22/12/45 Southern 'B' vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Dec 15th, 1945 15/12/45 Southern 'B' vs. Raith Rovers (A) 0 - 5
Dec 8th, 1945 08/12/45 Southern 'B' vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 1 - 3
Dec 1st, 1945 01/12/45 Southern 'B' vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
Nov 17th, 1945 17/11/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 2
Nov 3rd, 1945 03/11/45 Southern B vs. Dumbarton (A) 1 - 2
Oct 27th, 1945 27/10/45 Southern 'B' vs. East Fife (H) 5 - 2
Oct 20th, 1945 20/10/45 Southern 'B' vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 7 - 0
Oct 13th, 1945 13/10/45 Southern 'B' vs. Arbroath (A) 1 - 4
Oct 6th, 1945 06/10/45 Southern 'B' vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 2 - 4
Sep 29th, 1945 29/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 2
Sep 22nd, 1945 22/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 2 - 5
Sep 15th, 1945 15/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Raith Rovers (H) 0 - 7
Sep 8th, 1945 08/09/45 Southern 'B' vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 1
Sep 1st, 1945 01/09/45 Southern’B’ vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 2
Aug 25th, 1945 25/08/45 Southern 'B' vs. Albion Rovers (A) 0 - 1
Aug 18th, 1945 18/08/45 Southern 'B' vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 4


Competition History


Comp
LGE 20 0 0 0
Totals: 20 (0) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


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.

Last updated on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by N Harkiss.





Debut

August 18th, 1945
Dundee United 3 - 4 St Johnstone

League (Southern 'B')


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Willie was born on this date in Maryhill.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 3 - 4 St Johnstone
    League (Southern 'B')

    United looked to make amends for their East End Park humiliation with a home win against their Perth counterparts, St Johnstone, but, despite a second half fightback, they finished the match at the bo


  • Last Appearance

    Stenhousemuir 2 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Southern 'B')