James Kelly

Celtic hero James Kelly was born in Renton, West Dunbartonshire on 15 October 1865, and passed away on 20 February 1932, aged 66.

James Kelly was a Scottish footballer who mainly played for Celtic after being signed from Renton where he had won the Scottish Cup twice. He was a Centre-half and was the first team captain of the Club and played in the Club’s first ever match a 5-2 win against Rangers. He was capped 8 times by Scotland and scored 1 goal. He also appeared seven times for the Scottish League XI. After retiring as a player, Kelly became a director of Celtic, serving as chairman between 1909 and 1914. His descendants Michael Kelly and Kevin Kelly also became Celtic directors.

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HITC · Aug 25

‘Exceptional passing range’: Reported Celtic and Leeds target gets first call-up since 2016

The Celt · Jun 26

E.A.MacBride’s War Diaries [Aug 1914-June 1915]

The Celt · Jun 19

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [Aug 1907-May 1908]

The Celt · Jun 2

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [Aug 1896-May 1897]

The Celt · Jun 1

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [Aug 1895-May 1896]

Into Football · May 23, 2019

Martin Donaldson with A Celtic State of Mind – Celtic Partnerships: James Kelly & Willie Maley

Football Scotland · Apr 24, 2019

Motion lodged for Billy McNeill tribute in Scottish Parliament by MSP

VideoCelts · Nov 9, 2018

BBC Scotland ignore the heckling of James Kelly in Holyrood

The Celtic Star · Apr 5, 2018

Very early Celtic team news, new signings all start!

Total Celtic · Jan 17, 2018

Repeal of Offensive Behaviour Act receives majority backing of Justice Committee

Celtic Underground · Aug 8, 2017

OBFA Final Submissions

Celtic Underground · Apr 23, 2017

The Celtic Underground Podcast Extra – No Kelly No Keltic & Brendan

Hail Hail Media · Apr 11, 2017

CGS James Kelly

Photobhoy · Apr 9, 2017

James Kelly Commemoration by Celtic Graves Society

Celtic Underground · Apr 8, 2017

The Celtic Underground Podcast Extra – No Kelly No Keltic & Brendan

Celtic FC · Apr 6, 2017

Celtic Graves Society to honour James Kelly

The Celtic Blog · Feb 26, 2017

Scotland’s Anti Football Fan Law “Is In Injury Time” According To Repeal MSP

The Celtic Trust · Aug 3, 2016

The beginning of the end for the OB Act

Celtic Underground · Jun 14, 2016

Celtic Underground – Repealing OBFA with James Kelly MSP

Celtic Underground · Jun 14, 2016

Celtic Underground – Repealing the OBFA with James Kelly MSP

Celtic Underground · Jun 14, 2016

Celtic Underground – Repealing the OBFA with James Kelly MSP

The Terrace · Jan 25, 2016

Lorraine Kelly’s Child Sacrifice

Evening Times · Nov 19, 2015

MSP urges Celtic board to pay workers a ‘guaranteed living wage’

Scotzine · Jun 20, 2013

James Kelly MSP: The Bill is a PR disaster for the SNP

· May 28, 2013

125 years on: still going strong.

Jim Craig CSC · Oct 15, 2012

If You Know The History: 15th October: James Kelly born

Scotzine · Nov 12, 2011

Offensive Behaviour Bill Special Part Two: The MSPs & Police have their say

· Mar 30, 2011

Podcast 127: We All Live In A Yellow Submarine

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