Danny Holmes

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Danny Holmes
Personal information
Full name Daniel Holmes[1]
Date of birth (1989-01-06) 6 January 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Birkenhead, England[2]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Full Back
Club information
Current team
Tranmere Rovers
Number 2
Youth career
1996–2007 Tranmere Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Tranmere Rovers 1 (0)
2007–2008 Southport (loan) 14 (0)
2009–2011 The New Saints 58 (3)
2011– Tranmere Rovers 105 (3)
2011 Fleetwood Town (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:52, 24 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Holmes (born 6 January 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays for Tranmere Rovers in his second spell at the club. He plays in right or central defence and is a product of Tranmere Rovers' youth system.


Tranmere Rovers[edit]

Born in the Birkenhead, Holmes began his career with Tranmere Rovers the team he supports, joining the club at the age of 7.[3] He originally played as a Forward but eventually became a Defender. Having captained the youth and reserve sides, he signed as a professional shortly before the 2007–08 season, and was given the number 26 shirt.

Holmes spent the latter half of the season on loan at Conference North side Southport, making 18 appearances in all competitions.[4] At the end of the 2008–09 season, having made one league appearance during a 1–0 defeat to Yeovil Town on 22 November 2008,[5] Holmes was one of five players released by Tranmere, together with Paul Henry, Edrissa Sonko, Adnan Ahmed and Luke Waterfall.[6]

The New Saints[edit]

Following his release, Holmes spent time on trial with Chester City before signing for The New Saints, joining his brother Tommy at the club.[3][7] He made his debut for the side in a 2–1 defeat to Icelandic side Knattspyrnufélagið Fram in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. At the end of his first season with the club, he was named in the Welsh Premier League team of the season.[8]

He left TNS at the end of the 2010–11 season after not being offered a contract for the 2011–12 season.[9]

Tranmere Rovers (second spell)[edit]

The Welsh Premier League reported on 21 June 2011 that he was set to re-sign for Tranmere,[10] and on 27 June the club confirmed he had signed a one-year contract.[11]

On 25 August he joined Fleetwood Town on a month's loan to attempt to gain some first team experience.[12]

After breaking into the team in early 2012 and becoming a regular, Tranmere took up a further one year option on him for the 2012–13 season.[13]

Holmes scored his first goal for Tranmere in a 5–2 away win at Crawley Town on 22 September 2012.[14]


  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 545. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Tranmere meets Danny Holmes". The Football Network. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "2007–08 season details". Southport FC stats. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Yeovil 1–0 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 22 November 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Four players released by Tranmere". BBC Sport. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Holmes family affair for TNS". welsh-premier.com. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Managers name team of season". welsh-premier.com. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Saints sign former Wales Under-21 defender". The New Saints FC. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Wing-back Holmes in Rovers return". Welsh Premier League. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Danny Holmes Returns To Tranmere". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Holmes loaned to Fleetwood". Football Conference. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Moore Rebuilding Squad". Tranmere Rovers FC. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Crawley Town 2–5 Tranmere Rovers". BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 

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