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Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 May 2007, 10:24 GMT 11:24 UK
Leeds veteran Kelly set to retire
Leeds United defender Gary Kelly
Kelly won 51 caps for the Republic of Ireland
Leeds United stalwart Gary Kelly is to retire at the end of the season.

Kelly, 32, has spent his entire career at Elland Road and has played 531 games for the club after making his debut in the title-winning season of 1991/92.

The former Republic of Ireland defender was also in the Leeds side that reached the 2001 Champions League semi-finals.

He will hang up his boots after Sunday's game with Derby - which, barring a mathematical miracle, will see Leeds relegated to League One.

Leeds will go down for the second time in three seasons unless they score a hatful of goals to beat Derby and Hull City lose at home to Plymouth.

Kelly was presented with a crystal-cut vase after Saturday's draw with Ipswich to mark his 16 years with the club.

He has not made a first-team appearance for Leeds since November 2006.

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