Date: 15th August 2019 at 5:21pm
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A selection of Leeds fans have been looking back and reflecting on the career of former Whites defender Gary Kelly.

Kelly proved to be a great servant for the club over his many years of service in West Yorkshire, having emerged from the United academy in the early 1990s as a promising forward option, but proved to be a natural at right-back under the stewardship of Howard Wilkinson.

Altogether, he made more than 470 appearances with us across all competitions, with outings in the Premier League, Champions League, and UEFA Cup during a 16-year playing career.

His name was almost assured to be on every team sheet during his playing days, and his presence on the field was virtually taken for granted, as he rarely missed a second right up until his career began to wind down.

The Drogheda, Ireland-born legend would also represent the Green Army on the international stage 51 times following his debut in March, 1994, with games to his name in the 1994 and 2002 World Cups, where he helped his country to points against Norway, Cameroon, and Germany, as well as a win against Saudi Arabia.

His United debut came two-and-a-half years before his breakout senior international bow, as he took to the field against Scunthorpe as a bright-eyed 17-year-old in October 1991, two seasons before he would become our first-choice right-back.

Here’s what these Leeds fans have shared on social media as they reflected on Kelly’s Whites career…

 
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