Danny Holmes

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Danny Holmes
Danny Holmes 2017-02-25 1.jpg
Holmes playing for York City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Daniel Holmes[1]
Date of birth (1989-01-06) 6 January 1989 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
York City
Number 35
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 57 (2)
2011–2015 Tranmere Rovers 133 (4)
2011 Fleetwood Town (loan) 3 (0)
2015–2016 Newport County 35 (0)
2016 AFC Fylde 16 (0)
2016– York City 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:59, 5 March 2017 (UTC).

Daniel "Danny" Holmes (born 6 January 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League club York City. He is a product of Tranmere Rovers' youth system.

Career[edit]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

Holmes was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside.[1] He began his career with Tranmere Rovers the team he supports, joining the club at the age of seven.[2] He originally played as a Forward but eventually became a Defender.[citation needed] Having captained the youth and reserve teams,[citation needed] he signed his first professional in July 2007, shortly before the 2007–08 season.[1]

Holmes spent the latter half of the season on loan at Conference North club Southport, making 15 appearances.[3] At the end of 2008–09, having made one league appearance during a 1–0 defeat to Yeovil Town on 22 November 2008,[4] Holmes was released by Tranmere.[5]

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.[2][6] He made his debut in a 2–1 defeat to Icelandic team Knattspyrnufélagið Fram in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.[citation needed] At the end of his first season with the club, he was named in the Welsh Premier League team of the season.[7]

He left TNS at the end of 2010–11, refusing to sign a new contract, and also being named in the Welsh Premier team of the season.[citation needed]

Tranmere Rovers (second spell)[edit]

The Welsh Premier League reported on 21 June 2011 that he was set to re-sign for Tranmere,[8] and on 27 June the club confirmed he had signed a one-year contract.[9]

On 25 August 2011, he joined Fleetwood Town on a one-month month loan to attempt to gain some first-team experience.[10]

After breaking into the team in early 2012 and becoming a regular and also winning the young player of the year award, Tranmere took up a further one year option on him for 2012–13.[11]

Holmes scored his first goal for Tranmere in a 5–2 away win over Crawley Town on 22 September 2012.[12]

Newport County[edit]

On 24 June 2015, following Tranmere's relegation into the National League, Holmes joined League Two club Newport County.[13] He made his debut for Newport on 8 August 2015 versus Cambridge United.[citation needed] He was offered a new contract by Newport at the end of 2015–16 but the offer was withdrawn and he was released after he failed to accept the contract by the deadline of 10 June 2016.[14]

AFC Fylde and York City[edit]

Holmes joined National League North club AFC Fylde in the summer of 2016.[15] On 10 November 2016, he signed for National League club York City on a contract until the end of 2016–17.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Holmes playing for York City in 2017
As of match played 18 March 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tranmere Rovers 2007–08[17] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[4] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Southport (loan) 2007–08[3] Conference North 14 0 1[a] 0 15 0
The New Saints 2009–10[18] Welsh Premier League 32 0 1 0 0 0 2[b] 0 35 0
2010–11[18] Welsh Premier League 25 2 0 0 3 0 6[c] 0 34 2
Total 57 2 1 0 3 0 8 0 69 2
Tranmere Rovers 2011–12[19] League One 26 0 0 0 0 0 1[d] 0 27 0
2012–13[20] League One 43 2 3 0 2 0 1[d] 0 49 2
2013–14[21] League One 28 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 33 0
2014–15[22] League Two 36 2 3 0 1 0 3[d] 0 43 2
Total 133 4 8 0 6 0 5 0 152 4
Fleetwood Town (loan) 2011–12[23] Conference Premier 3 0 3 0
Newport County 2015–16[24] League Two 35 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 40 0
AFC Fylde 2016–17[18][25] National League North 16 0 1 0 17 0
York City 2016–17[18] National League 13 0 5[a] 0 18 0
Career total 272 6 14 0 10 0 19 0 315 6
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, two in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

The New Saints

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 196. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ a b Jones, Matthew (23 May 2010). "Total Tranmere meets Danny Holmes". The Football Network. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2008). Non-League Club Directory 2009. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 266–267. ISBN 978-1-869833-59-6. 
  4. ^ a b "Games played by Danny Holmes in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Four players released by Tranmere". BBC Sport. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Steelmen's boss signs his namesake". Welsh Premier Football. 3 June 2009. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Managers name team of season". Welsh Premier Football. 3 May 2010. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Wing-back Holmes in Rovers return". Welsh Premier Football. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Tranmere Rovers re-sign defender Danny Holmes". BBC Sport. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Holmes loaned to Fleetwood". Football Conference. 25 August 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "Moore rebuilding squad". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 8 May 2012. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Crawley Town 2–5 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  13. ^ Penman, Andrew (24 June 2015). "Exiles snap up Tranmere defender". South Wales Argus. Newport. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  14. ^ Williams, David (13 June 2016). "Newport County AFC part company with skipper Mark Byrne and three others as contract offers withdrawn". South Wales Argus. Newport. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Player profile: Danny Holmes". AFC Fylde. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  16. ^ Martini, Peter (10 November 2016). "New centre-back signing for York City". The Press. York. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Danny Holmes in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f "D. Holmes". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Danny Holmes in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Danny Holmes in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Danny Holmes in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Danny Holmes in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  23. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 160–161. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Danny Holmes in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  25. ^ "Alfreton Town vs AFC Fylde". AFC Fylde. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 

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