Stephen Kelly

  • Date of birth : 06/09/1983
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
 
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Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly

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.


Last updated: 24/01/12 13.45CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 29/12/2014 02:32 CET
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland3-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands800
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Stephen Kelly
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 06/09/1983 (30)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Club: Reading ( ENG)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Third qualifying round)
    06/08/09: Fulham 3-0 Vėtra
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    25/10/99: Sweden 0-2 Republic of Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Republic of Ireland90
Republic of Ireland U-2180
Republic of Ireland U-1961
Republic of Ireland U-1640
Total271

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Fulham170
Total170
Last updated: 16/10/2013 01:45 CET
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