25 Facts About Albert Kelly


Albert Kelly was born on 21 March 1991 and is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a five-eighth or halfback for the Redcliffe Dolphins in the Hostplus Cup.


Albert Kelly has previously played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL, and Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC in the Super League.


Albert Kelly has spent time with the Souths Logan Magpies in the Hostplus Cup.


Albert Kelly started playing at the age of five, he is a product of Group 2 junior rugby league.


Albert Kelly attended St Paul's College, Kempsey before moving to Sydney and attending Patrician Brothers' College, Blacktown.


Albert Kelly was selected in the New South Wales under-15s Combined Catholic High Schools' rugby league side as five-eighth.


Albert Kelly was chased by the Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons, before being signed by the Parramatta Eels on a four-year contract.


In 2008 to 2010, Albert Kelly played Toyota Cup for the Parramatta Eels' Toyota Cup team, scoring 11 tries in 23 games, and played for the New South Wales under-18s.


Albert Kelly then played for Cronulla's Toyota Cup team in 2010, scoring three tries in 11 games.


Albert Kelly returned in Round 1 of the 2011 season.


Albert Kelly scored his first two NRL tries against the Penrith Panthers in Round 3 of the 2011 NRL season.


Albert Kelly returned for the last two matches of the season.


In 2012, Albert Kelly fell out of favour with Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan and was sacked mid-season.


Albert Kelly then signed with the Knights to play in the New South Wales Cup competition.


In June 2012, Albert Kelly was suspended before having his contract terminated after pleading guilty in court to smashing a light at Newcastle nightclub Fannys.


In 2013, Albert Kelly joined the Gold Coast Titans to trial for a contract.


Albert Kelly made his debut for the Titans against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.


On 22 August 2014, Albert Kelly became one of the current NRL players and former Sharks players to accept reduced bans from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority for his role in the club's 2011 supplements program.


On 18 October 2014, Albert Kelly was released from the Titans alongside Maurice Blair to sign two-year contracts with Hull Kingston Rovers, replacing Australian halves Travis Burns and Kris Keating.


Albert Kelly was named in the 2017 Super League Dream Team and finishing as Man of Steel runner up 2017.


In 2018 footage emerged of Albert Kelly verbally abusing a female McDonald's employee while intoxicated.


Albert Kelly joined Brisbane on a train and trial contract ahead of the 2021 NRL season.


Albert Kelly spent the early part of 2021 playing for the Souths Logan Magpies in the Hostplus Cup.


Albert Kelly was selected in the halves to replace the dropped Anthony Milford ahead of the round 11 fixture against the Sydney Roosters.


On 3 April 2022, it was announced that Albert Kelly had been placed under investigation by the Brisbane club after video footage emerged which showed Albert Kelly being involved in a drunken fight with teammate Payne Haas.