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John Holmes

John Holmes

Birthdate: 1869
Birthplace: Preston, England
Date of death: 1940
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
Honours: Second Division 1895/96
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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 42 2 0 0 0 44
1895-1896 17 2 0 0 0 19
1896-1897 13 0 0 0 0 13
1897-1898 12 0 0 0 0 12

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 14.09.1895 Newcastle United Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Preston North End 1891-1892 England First Division 1 0 1 0
Preston North End 1892-1893 England First Division 11 0 11 0
Preston North End 1893-1894 England First Division 8 0 8 0
Burton Swifts 1898-1899 England Second Division 27 0 33 0
New Brighton Tower 1899-1900 England Second Division 34 2 37 2
New Brighton Tower 1900-1901 England Second Division 24 1 25 1
Total 105 3 115 3
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