Paul Kelly was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame immediately as a Bloods Legend in 2009.
Best & Fairest 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997
Brownlow Medal 1995
All-Australian 1995, 1996, 1997
Swans Team of the Century
Originally from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Paul Kelly made his senior debut for the Sydney Swans in 1990. Playing most of his career in the number fourteen guernsey made famous by Bob Skilton, he was Captain of the Club from 1993 to 2002. Club Champion in 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1997, he won the Brownlow Medal in 1995, earned All-Australian selection in 1995, 1996 and 1997, and was named All-Australian captain in both 1996 and 1997. He played State football on three occasions. By the time he retired at the end of the 2002 season, Paul Kelly had played 234 games and kicked 200 goals for the Sydney Swans. He captained the Club into 182 matches, which remains a Club record. Vice-captain of the Swans Team of the Century, Paul Kelly was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2007. The peer-voted Players’ Player Award presented at the Club Champion dinner each year is named in Paul’s honour.