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Tom Holley

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Position Centre back
Born 15 Nov 1913, Wolverhampton (England)
Height 187 cm
Weight 82 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Barnsley 01 Sep 1932 01 Jul 1936 75 4 £3750
Leeds United 01 Jul 1936 01 Jun 1949 169 1  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1936 - 1937 7  0  0  0  0 
1937 - 1938 24  0  0  0  0 
1938 - 1939 37  2  0  0  0 
1939 - 1939 2  0  0  0  0 
1939 - 1940 131 0  0  0  3 
1940 - 1941 22  0  0  0  4 
1941 - 1941 11  0  0  0  0 
1941 - 1942 131 0  0  0  0 
1942 - 1942 9  0  0  0  0 
1942 - 1943 1  0  0  0  0 
1943 - 1943 1  0  0  0  0 
1943 - 1944 2  0  0  0  0 
1945 - 1946 28  1  0  0  0 
1946 - 1947 39  1  0  0  0 
1947 - 1948 23  1  0  0  0 
1948 - 1949 321 0  0  0  0 
Total 1641 5  0  0  0 
Total (inc war years) 2643 5  0  0  7 

Jabba's Comments

A towering centre-half who served Leeds well for nearly 15 years. Holley was the epitome of following in his father's footsteps. He started with one of dad George's old clubs - Wolves - as a schoolboy, then joined his father's other club - Sunderland - as an amateur but never made the first team for either. So he went to play for his father at Barnsley where he made a name for himself in a 3 year stint before joining Leeds in the close season of 1936.

Despite having a reputation for being a fierce tackler, he was only ever booked once during his career - and that was for swearing at a team-mate during a Central League game.

He became club captain and continued playing throughout the war, fitting in a few guest appearances for Fulham between active service. In peacetime he played on for Leeds - captaining the side in 1947 - before finally giving up the game in 1949 and switching to journalism - focusing on football for the Yorkshire Evening Post and also doing a column in the matchday programme in the mid 1970s. He died in 1992.

Penny Hyde says: My brother in law, Chris Holley, who still lives in Leeds has many photos of his Father, Tom Holley in his playing days for Leeds.

tavienne h says: m his great grand daughter tavienne holley im 13 and i was born 1 year after his death can you give me any more information on his please . chris holley is my great uncle,and his brother is my grandad please write back lots of love tavienne xxx


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