Player profile

John Holmes

Birthdate: 1869
Birthplace: Preston, England
Other clubs: Preston North End (1889-95), Burton Swifts (1898-99), New Brighton Tower (1899-1901)
Bought from: Preston North End
Signed for LFC: June 1895
Liverpool debut: 14.09.1895
Last appearance: 31.03.1898
Contract expiry: 1898
Win ratio: 54.55% W: 24 D: 8 L: 12
LFC league games/goals: 42 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 44 / 0

Player profile

Brother of Preston North End's "Invincibles" legend and England international, Bob Holmes. John was a defender who made 44 League and FA Cup appearances in the 1890's. Nineteen of those came in his debut season 1895/96, the year that the club won the second division Championship for the second time. He made 25 appearances over the next couple of years as Liverpool consolidated their first division place after an absence of just one year from the top-flight.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals42200044
1895-1896 17200019
1896-1897 13000013
1897-1898 12000012

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
4Nottingham Forest
3Everton
3Bury
3WBA
2Arsenal
2Notts County
2Darwen
2Preston North End
2Wolves
2Sunderland
2Rotherham United
2Newcastle United
1Sheffield United
1Derby
1Stoke City
1Aston Villa
1Lincoln City
1Manchester United
1Bolton Wanderers
1Leicester City
1Manchester City
1Blackburn Rovers
1Loughborough Town
1Crewe
1Port Vale
1Millwall
1Grimsby Town
TotalCompetition
42League
2FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
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1895-1896 000000
1896-1897 000000
1897-1898 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalTeam
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TotalCompetition
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TotalGoal minute period
01-15
016-30
031-45
046-60
061-75
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
0Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
114.09.1895Newcastle UnitedAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1895-1896 * Defender
1896-1897 * Defender
1897-1898 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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