A Republic of Ireland international since 2006, Stephen Kelly has been in and out of the team during that time. A more conventional right-back than the man who has regularly usurped him in the position, John O'Shea, he has spent most of his career in London with Tottenham Hotspur FC and Fulham FC.
• Left his native Dublin in 2000 to join Tottenham's youth academy but did not make his first-team debut until three years later − after loan spells in the lower leagues with Southend United FC and Queens Park Rangers FC.
• Made 37 Premier League appearances for Spurs over the next three seasons, scoring two goals, before he headed north to join Birmingham City FC.
• Made his international debut when Ireland lost 1-0 at home to Chile in Stephen Staunton's second match as manager and made four appearances in the subsequent UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign; he would make five under Giovanni Trapattoni on the road to UEFA EURO 2012.
• Proved a big hit at Birmingham, helping the club secure promotion to the top tier in his first term and playing every minute of the following season's Premier League campaign − the only outfield player in the division to achieve the feat − only to suffer immediate relegation.
• A spell on loan at Stoke preceded a permanent return to the Premier League with Fulham and a fabulous run to the final of the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League, for which he was not among the substitutes.
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|01.12.2012||English Premier League||Fulham||0-3||Tottenham||61||0||0|
|15.12.2012||English Premier League||QPR||2-1||Fulham||45||0||0|
|19.01.2013||English Premier League||Newcastle||1-2||Reading||90||0||0|
|26.01.2013||English FA Cup||Fourth round||Reading||4-0||Sheff. United||90||0||0|
|30.01.2013||English Premier League||Reading||2-2||Chelsea||90||0||0|
|02.02.2013||English Premier League||Reading||2-1||Sunderland||90||0||0|
|09.02.2013||English Premier League||Stoke||2-1||Reading||90||0||0|
|18.02.2013||English FA Cup||Fifth round||Man. United||2-1||Reading||90||0||0|
|23.02.2013||English Premier League||Reading||0-3||Wigan||90||0||0|
|02.03.2013||English Premier League||Everton||3-1||Reading||90||0||0|
|09.03.2013||English Premier League||Reading||1-2||Aston Villa||90||0||0|
|16.03.2013||English Premier League||Man. United||1-0||Reading||88||0||0|
|30.03.2013||English Premier League||Arsenal||4-1||Reading||90||0||0|
|06.04.2013||English Premier League||Reading||0-2||Southampton||90||0||0|
|13.04.2013||English Premier League||Reading||0-0||Liverpool||90||0||0|
|20.04.2013||English Premier League||Norwich||2-1||Reading||90||0||0|
|28.04.2013||English Premier League||Reading||0-0||QPR||76||0||0|
|04.05.2013||English Premier League||Fulham||2-4||Reading||90||0||0|
|14.05.2013||English Premier League||Reading||0-2||Man. City||90||0||0|
|19.05.2013||English Premier League||West Ham||4-2||Reading||90||0||0|
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