Shaun Holmes

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Shaun Holmes
Personal information
Full name Shaun Holmes
Date of birth (1981-12-27) 27 December 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Derry, Northern Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1997–1999 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Manchester City 0 (0)
2001–2004 Wrexham
2004–2006 Glentoran
2006 Derry City
2007–2008 Finn Harps
2009 Sligo Rovers 12 (1)
2009–2010 Institute 35 (0)
National team
Northern Ireland U18
2000–2001 Northern Ireland U21 13
2002 Northern Ireland 1 (0)
2003 Northern Ireland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Shaun Holmes (born December 27, 1980 in Derry, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish footballer.


He had previously played for Derry City in the League of Ireland but was released by the club on 14 December 2006, as he was not seen as being a fundamental part of Pat Fenlon's (the new team-manager) plans. Paul Hegarty, the new manager at Finn Harps club acted quickly to snap up the free agent with whom he had worked at Derry City. Signed by Derry from Glentoran, he can operate in both a defensive and midfield role on the left side of the field.

Holmes, also formerly of Manchester City and Wrexham. On 17 August 2009 Institute signed the defender, who was recently released by Sligo Rovers.[1]

International career[edit]

Holmes has been capped by Northern Ireland at both full and under-21 levels. He won his first international cap in the 2002 World Cup Qualifiers.[2]