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Robert "Bob" Kelly
was an English professional football player. He broke the British football transfer record
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when he moved from Burnley
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for £6,550 in 1925. He spent two years at the Roker Park Club before joining Huddersfield Town
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. He later played for Preston North End
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He made 14 appearances for England
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between 1920 and 1928, scoring 8 goals.
He also had spells as manager at Carlisle United
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and Stockport County
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