Dane Kelly (born 9 February 1991) is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays as a striker for USL Championship club Indy Eleven. With more than 70 regular season goals, Kelly is the all-time leading scorer in the USL Championship.
|Full name||Dane Kelly|
|Date of birth||9 February 1991|
|Place of birth||Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2011–2013||→ Charleston Battery (loan)||62||(21)|
|2016||Swope Park Rangers||20||(6)|
|2018||→ Richmond Kickers (loan)||4||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 October 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2018
Kelly moved to the United States in 2011 after to attend open tryouts with the Charleston Battery after being spotted by the club during a scouting trip to Jamaica. After impressing coach Mike Anhaeuser during a 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup game against Toronto FC, Kelly signed with the Battery on 16 March and made his debut with the team on 9 April 2011 in a game against the Charlotte Eagles.
In 2014, Kelly was named the club's player of the year and earned first team all-USL honors. In 2015, he scored 11 goals in 26 league appearances and had a man of the match performance with a goal and an assist in a 3–2 victory over NASL side Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. With his final goal of the season, the 42nd of his Charleston career, Kelly became the all-time leading scorer in the current United Soccer League, passing Matthew Delicate.
Swope Park Rangers
Kelly signed with Sporting Kansas City's USL affiliate side Swope Park Rangers on 16 December 2015. He scored his first goal for the club on 2 April against Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Kelly suffered a hamstring injury that ruled him out for nine games before returning against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on 12 June.
Kelly signed with Reno 1868 of the USL in 2017. He earned the 2017 USL Golden Boot, leading the league with 18 goals scored.
On 9 March 2018, Kelly signed with MLS club D.C. United.
|Tivoli Gardens||2009–10||National Premier League||1||–||–||1+|
|2010–11||National Premier League||0||0||0||0||–||–||0||0|
|2011–12||National Premier League||19||2||–||–||19+||2+|
|2012–13||National Premier League||16||6||–||–||16+||6+|
|2013–14||National Premier League||2||1||–||–||2+||1+|
|Charleston Battery (loan)||2011||USL Pro||22||5||2||1||–||1||0||25||6|
|Swope Park Rangers||2016||USL||20||6||–||–||4||2||24||8|
|Richmond Kickers (loan)||2018||USL||4||1||0||0||–||–||4||1|
|Indy Eleven||2019||USL Championship||8||4||0||0||–||0||0||8||4|
|1.||30 January 2018||Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya, Turkey||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|2.||14 October 2018||Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad, Curaçao||6–0||6–0||2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualification|
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- Dane Kelly at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- Dane Kelly at Major League Soccer
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