Kelly O'Donnell (footballer)

Noel "Kelly" O'Donnell (born 16 November 1960) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). [1]

Kelly O'Donnell
Personal information
Full name Noel O'Donnell
Date of birth (1960-11-16) 16 November 1960
Original team(s) Kyabram
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 72.5 kg (160 lb)
Position(s) Wing / Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1979–84 Melbourne 80 (67)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1984.
Sources: AFL Tables,

After retiring as a player, O'Donnell became the coach of the Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup and led them to their first premiership in 1998. He then moved to be an assistant coach under former teammate Chris Connolly at Fremantle. He then moved back to Melbourne in 2009 to be a development coach and is currently involved in the club's recruitment department. He has a wife named Fairlie and two sons named Mac and Tom.[2]


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 629. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4.
  2. O'Meara, Patrick (23 July 2012). "O'Donnell named coach of star-studded Bushrangers team".
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