Dick Holden

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Dick Holden
Personal information
Full name Richard H. Holden
Date of birth (1885-06-12)12 June 1885
Place of birth Middleton, Lancashire, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Parkfield Central
1903–1904 Tonge
Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1904–1913 Manchester United 106 (0)
Total 106 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard H. "Dick" Holden (born 12 June 1885 in Middleton, Lancashire) was an English footballer who played at right-back. He started playing football at Parkfield Central as a forward. He then joined Tonge, where he started playing as a full back. In May 1904, Holden joined Manchester United, and spent most of his first season at United in the Reserves. In the season 1905-06, an injury to Bob Bonthron allowed Holden to play for the first-team. In 1908, he suffered a knee injury, and had to go for an operation. After 117 appearances for the club and no goals, he left United in May 1914 and joined the Royal Air Force, serving in the First World War that began three months later. When the war ended in November 1918, Holden did not resume his career as a footballer.[1]