Martin Kelly

  • Date of birth : 27/04/1990
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : England England
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Martin Kelly

Martin Kelly

Martin Kelly was called into the England squad for UEFA EURO 2012 as a replacement for defender Gary Cahill, who fractured his jaw in a warm-up match against Belgium, nine days before their first game in Ukraine. A scorer on his Under-21 debut against Uzbekistan in August 2010, the Liverpool FC player can operate on the right and in the centre of the back four.

• A graduate of the Liverpool academy, Kelly missed almost two years of his youth development due to a back problem.

• His first appearance and start for his local club came in the UEFA Champions League − he made his debut as a late substitute in a 3-1 win at PSV Eindhoven in December 2008 and his first start on matchday three of the 2009/10 competition against Olympique Lyonnais.

• Scored his first professional goal while on loan at Huddersfield Town FC in the English third tier − during a 3-2 defeat of Walsall FC − on 18 April 2009.

• Cemented his place as Liverpool's regular right-back in 2010/11 with a series of promising displays under Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish, with the Reds unbeaten in the ten UEFA Europa League matches he appeared in.

• Earned his first senior cap as a late substitute in a friendly against Norway in Oslo on 26 May 2012.

Last updated: 05/06/12 11.07CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Martin Kelly
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/04/1990 (24)
  • Country: England
  • Squad number: 34
  • Club: Crystal Palace ( ENG)

  • Height: 191cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    09/12/08: PSV 1-3 Liverpool
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Elite round)
    27/05/09: England 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

England U-2162
England U-1930

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 04/03/2015 11:04 CET