Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Joseph Kelly

Known as
Joe Kelly

7 June 1907

17 June 1998 (aged 91)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 328d
Last game: 27y 72d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 7

Family links
Bill Kelly (Father)

Joe Kelly

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,129th player to appear, 1,521st most games played, 4,220th most goals kickedCarlton: 422nd player to appear, 97th most games played, 350th most goals kicked

Joe Kelly was a highly talented, elusive wingman from Old Xaverians who served Carlton well in 137 VFL games between 1926 and 1934. A left footer, he was a particularly proficient exponent of the drop kick. His tremendous speed and great anticipation frequently enabled him to gain possession of the ball in space, and he invariably used it to good effect, often after an exhilarating, swerving run. Kelly was on the wing when Carlton went down by nine points against Richmond in the 1932 VFL Grand Final.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.