Players - James Kelso

James Kelso
Birthdate: 8 January 1869
Birthplace: Cardross, Scotland
Date of death: 25 July 1900
Other clubs: Renton
Bought from: Renton
Signed for LFC: 1892
Liverpool debut: 24.09.1892
Last appearance: 24.09.1892
Contract expiry: 1893
Win ratio: 100% W:1 D:0 L:0
League games / goals: 0 / 0
Total games / goals: 1 / 0

Player Profile

Kelso played just one game for Liverpool Football Club in the club's inaugural season on 24 September 1892 against Bury. Liverpool won 4-0. The right-half was a promising player and Field Sport gave this account of him in 1892: "Young Kelso is as like his older brother, Bob, in play as he is in features, and great things are expected from him." His brother, Bob, was a famous footballer with Renton, Everton and Dundee. James returned to Renton after just one season at Liverpool. On 25 July 1900 James and family had just returned home to Renton from a holiday at the Isle of Man. James, who had always had a steady job and never had a drinking problem according to the media, seemed in good spirits. Shortly after their arrival he committed suicide by cutting his throat, only 31 years old.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 1
1892-1893 0 0 0 0 1 1
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
1 Bury
Total Competition
1 Lancashire League
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 24.09.1892 Bury Anfield Other
Kelso commits suicide - Dundee Courier 27 July 1900
Kelso commits suicide - Dundee Courier 27 July 1900