Doug Holden

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Doug Holden
Personal information
Full name Albert Douglas Holden
Date of birth (1930-09-28) 28 September 1930 (age 88)
Place of birth Manchester, Lancashire, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1962 Bolton Wanderers 419 (40)
1962–1965 Preston North End 89 (13)
National team
1959 England 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Doug Holden (born 28 September 1930) is an English former professional footballer who played as a Winger.

Football career[edit]

Holden began his professional playing career with Bolton Wanderers in 1951. He made over 400 appearances for Bolton, and was on the losing side in the famous 4–3 loss to Blackpool in the "Matthews Cup Final" and then on the winning side in the 1958 FA Cup Final against Manchester United.

With five international caps to his name, Holden was recognised as one of the top wingers of his generation, with the ability to play on either wing. After Bolton he moved to Preston North End, scoring a goal in their 1964 FA Cup Final defeat against West Ham United.

He remained at Deepdale until the summer of 1965, when he emigrated to Australia, where he played for Hakoah of Sydney until 1968. He then became Hakoah's coach, before moving to coach Auburn F.C. He finished his coaching career in Australia with Sydney City, before returning to England in 1970, where he had a spell coaching with Grimsby Town.[1]


Bolton Wanderers
Preston North End


  1. ^ Graham Betts (2006). England: Player by player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 131. ISBN 1-905009-63-1.
  • Ivan Ponting and Barry Hugman (1994). The Concise Post War History of Bolton Wanderers. Repvern Publishing. ISBN 1-869833-27-9.

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