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David Holdsworth

David Holdsworth
Personal information
Full nameDavid Gary Holdsworth
Date of birth (1968-11-08) 8 November 1968 (age 45)
Place of birthWalthamstow, England
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubGoole A.F.C. (manager)
Youth career
Watford
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1986–1996Watford258(10)
1996–1999Sheffield United93(4)
1999–2002Birmingham City85(7)
2002Walsall (loan)9(1)
2002Bolton Wanderers0(0)
2002–2003Scarborough16(1)
2003–2005Gretna32(0)
Total493(23)
National team
1989England U211(0)
Teams managed
2008Ilkeston Town
2008–2010Mansfield Town
2011–2013Lincoln City
2013–Goole A.F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Gary Holdsworth (born 8 November 1968) is an English former footballer currently manager of Goole A.F.C. of the Northern Premier League Division One South.

Playing career

He played as a centre back for Watford, Sheffield United, Birmingham City, Walsall, Bolton Wanderers, Scarborough and Gretna, and was capped once for England at Under-21 level. Whilst at Watford and Bolton he played alongside his brother Dean Holdsworth.

Managerial career

After retiring from playing he became reserve team manager at Gretna, where he was appointed director of youth development in May 2006,[1] but was sacked in a cost-cutting exercise a few months later.[2] On 20 May 2008, Holdsworth was appointed to his first managerial role, taking over at Northern Premier League Premier Division side Ilkeston Town from Nigel Jemson, the first appointment of new owner Check Whyte.[3]

On 29 December 2008 Holdsworth was appointed as the new manager of Conference National club Mansfield Town having led Ilkeston to sixth in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, ten points off first placed Hednesford Town with two games in hand.[4]

On 18 November 2010, it was announced that Holdsworth had agreed to leave Field Mill by mutual consent after less than two years with the club.[5]

On 24 October 2011, Holdsworth was named Lincoln City manager until the end of the 2011–12 season, replacing Steve Tilson. He left the club by mutual consent on Sunday 17 February 2013, leaving Lincoln 18th in the Blue Square Bet Premier.[6]

On 14 October 2013, he returned to management with Goole A.F.C. with his former Sheffield United teammate Curtis Woodhouse acting as his assistant.[7]

Personal life

His twin brother Dean Holdsworth is also a footballer turned football manager. On 18 September 2010, they became the first twins to manage against each other in the top five divisions of English football, when Dean was manager of Newport County and David manager of Mansfield Town.[8] Newport won the match 1–0.

David Holdsworth's house was featured on an episode of Through the Keyhole.[9]

References

External links

  • Soccerbase
  • Profile at Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database

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