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George Holley

Sunderland AFC

10 caps, 8 goals

P 10 W 9 D 1 L 0 F 36: A 7
95% successful

1909-14

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
900

Profile

Full name George Holley
name notes No evidence of a middle name.
Born 20 November 1885 in Seaham Harbour, county Durham [registered in Easington, March 1886].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, George is the youngest of five children to cockney George and Scotswoman, Catherine. His father is a fireman at the bottle works. They live at 2 Fenwick Row, Dawdon in Seaham Harbour.

According to the 1901 census, George is the youngest of four children still living at home with their parents at 1 Stewart Street in Dawdon. George is a locomotive boilersmith, his father is a glass bottle finisher.

According to the 1911 census, George still lives at home with his parents and two of his older brothers, who are both widows. Along with a nephew and a servant, they all live at 2 Stewart Street in Dawdon. George is a boilersmith journeyman, his father is now a glass bottle maker.

Married to May Lightfoot [registered in Easington, county Durham, June 1911]. They had five children, George (1912), Tom (1913), Ronald (1916), Joyce (1918), Catherine (1921), and George S. (1926).
Died 27 August 1942, aged 56 years x days [registered in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, September 1942].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 0lbs [1909].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 338th players (340) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-left
First match No. 100, 15 March 1909, England 2 Wales 0, a British Championship match at the City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham, aged 23 years 110/115 days.
Last match No. 116, 5 April 1913 - England 1 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, aged 27 years 131/136 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1908-09, 1909-10, 1911-12, 1912-13;
Team honours British Championship winners 1908-09, 1910-11, 1912-13, shared 1911-12;
Individual honours FA Tour of South Africa 1910 (including the three tests)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

George Holley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
14 10 7 900 8 113 min 4 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

George Holley - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 0 3 1.667 0.00 100.0 +3
Away 7 6 1 0 31 7 +24 0 2 4.429 1.00 92.9 +6
All 10 9 1 0 36 7 +29 0 5 3.60 0.70 95.0 +9

 

George Holley - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 7 6 1 0 16 2 +14 0 5 2.286 0.286 92.9 +6
Friendly 3 3 0 0 20 5 +15 0 0 6.667 1.667 100.0 +3
All 10 9 1 0 36 7 +29 0 5 3.60 0.70 95.0 +9

 

George Holley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1908-09 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1909-10 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1911-12 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 0 1 3.00 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1912-13 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 7 6 1 0 16 2 +14 0 5 2.286 0.286 92.9 +6
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 7 6 1 0 16 2 +14 0 5 2.286 0.286 92.9 +6
All 7 6 1 0 16 2 +14 0 5 2.286 0.286 92.9 +6

 

George Holley - Match History
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 10 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 10 full capsx

Age 23
1 100 15 March 1909 - England 2 Wales 0, City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham BC HW Start 15 il
2 101 3 April 1909 - England 2 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London HW Start il
3 102 29 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 4, Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Buda-Pesth tour AW Start il
4 103 31 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 8, Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Buda-Pesth AW Start il
5 104 1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8, Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien AW Start il
Age 24
6 106 14 March 1910 - Wales 0 England 2, Cardiff Football Ground, Temperance Town, Cardiff BC AW Start il
FA Tour of South Africa 29 June 1910 - South Africa 0 England 3, Durban, Natal Province tour AW Start il
23 July 1910 - South Africa 2 England 6, Wanderers Ground, Johannesburg, Transvaal Province AW Start 65 il
30 July 1910 - South Africa 3 England 6, Cape Town, Cape Province AW Start
20, 82
il
Age 25
- 109 13 March 1911 - England 3 Wales 0, The Den, Cold Blow Lane, New Cross, London BC HW reserve
- 110 1 April 1911 - England 1 Scotland 1, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool HD reserve
Age 26
7 111 10 February 1912 - Ireland 1 England 6, Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin BC AW Start 70 il
8 112 11 March 1912 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham AW Start 2 il
9 113 23 March 1912 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD Start 13 il
Age 27
- 115 17 March 1913 - England 4 Wales 3, Ashton Gate, Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol BC HW withdrew
10 116 5 April 1913 - England 1 Scotland 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London HW Start il
Age 28
- 117 14 February 1914 - England 0 Ireland 3, Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough BC HL reserve

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