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Johnny Holt

Everton FC, Reading FC

10 appearances, 0 goals

P 10 W 8 D 2 L 0 F 29: A 10
90% successful

1889-1900

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
900

Profile

Full name John Holt
Born 10 April 1865 in Darwen/Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, June 1865].

Census Notes

The early census returns are based on the only correctly aged Holt

According to the 1871 census, John is the second of three children to Robert and Hannah and they live at the back of 1 Richard Street in Over Darwen in Blackburn, His father works at the cotton mill.

According to the 1881 census, John remains at home with his father, who has a new wife, Irishwoman, Ann. They now live at the back of 1 Hood Street in Blackburn. He does have two more younger brothers, and he works as a creeler.
Cannot be found on the 1891 census or 1901 census'. In 1891, he should be in the Liverpool area, and ten years later, in Reading. He is neither.

According to passenger lists, John Holt is a footballer, leaving Liverpool on the Yorkshire bound for Quebec and Montreal on 21 April 1898.

According to the 1911 census, John is married to Thomasine Agnes, with one son, Douglas William. John is a mineral water manufacturer, and they live at 309 London Road in Reading.

Married to Thomasine Agnes Bodle [registered in Reading, June 1901].
Died 1937, aged 72 years nk days [registration not yet found]. But the source confirms that Holt died in a Kent hospital, while he was living in Reading.
Height/Weight 5' 4½", 10st. 2lbs [1890's].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his football playing in Blackburn for King's Own FC, and then Blackpool St. John's FC. Also had spells with Church FC and then Bootle FC.  Joined Everton before the Football League season started in 1888. Appointed Captain and featured in 225 league appearances, scoring three goals. On 16 August 1898, it was reported that Glasgow Rangers FC had paid £300 for Holt's transfer. This did not happen, and on 10 September, Everton refused to sell Holt to New Brighton FC for £135. And despite Burnley FC offering £200, Holt left for Reading FC and signed on 4 October 1898, although at the same time, Everton had managed to sell him to Clyde FC, but his contract was now Reading's. Holt retired in 1902.
Club honours Football League Champions 1890-91; FA Cup runners-up 1892-93, 1896-97;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven, across two matches, who became the 167th players (167) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 38, 15 March 1890, Wales 1 England 3, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 24 years 339 days.
Last match No. 68, 17 March 1900, Ireland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, aged 34 years 341 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1889-90, 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93, 1893-94, 1894-95, 1899-1900;
Team honours British Championship shared 1889-90, winners 1890-91, 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95;
Individual honours FA Tour of Germany 1899
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After retiring, he was elected a director of Reading FC, Holt was unable to take up the appointment as the Football association refused to reinstate him as an amateur on 23 August 1902. His was the only unsuccessful application, the reason for him being turned down was because of him being a prosperous mineral water manufacturer. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.136.

 

Johnny Holt - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
12 10 10 900 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Johnny Holt - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 4 0 0 14 4 +10 0 1 3.50 1.00 100.0 +4
Away 6 4 2 0 15 6 +9 0 2 2.50 1.00 66.7 +4
All - British Championship 10 8 2 0 29 10 +19 0 3 2.90 1.00 90.0 +8

 

Johnny Holt - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1889-90 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1890-91 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +2
BC 1891-92 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 0 1 3.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1892-93 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1893-94 2 0 2 0 4 4 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 0.50 =0
BC 1894-95 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1899-1900 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 10 8 2 0 29 10 +19 0 3 2.90 1.00 90.0 +8
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 10 8 2 0 29 10 +19 0 3 2.90 1.00 90.0 +8
All 10 8 2 0 29 10 +19 0 3 2.90 1.00 90.0 +8

 

Johnny Holt - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 9 full caps

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

Age 23
- 36 2 March 1889 - England 6 Ireland 1, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW reserve
Age 24
1 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start ch
Age 25
2 42 7 March 1891 - England 4 Wales 1, Ashville Ground, Sunderland BC HW Start ch
3 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn HW Start ch
Age 26
4 44 5 March 1892 - Ireland 0 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AW Start ch
5 46 2 April 1892 - Scotland 1 England 4, Ibrox Park, Glasgow AW Start ch
Age 27
6 49 1 April 1893 - England 5 Scotland 2, Athletic Ground, Richmond BC HW Start ch
Age 28
7 50 3 March 1894 - Ireland 2 England 2, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AD Start ch
8 52 7 April 1894 - Scotland 2 England 2, Celtic Park, Glasgow AD Start ch
Age 29
- 53 9 March 1895 - England 9 Ireland 0, Derbyshire County Cricket Ground, Derby BC HW withdrawn
9 55 6 April 1895 - England 3 Scotland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool HW Start ch
 Club: Reading F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 34
FA Tour of Germany 23 November 1899 - Germany 2 England 13, Athletik-Sportsplatz, Berlin Tour AW Start ch
24 November 1899 - Germany 2 England 10, Athletik-Sportsplatz, Berlin AW Start ch
26 November 1899 - Austria 0 England 8, Stadión Letná, Praha AW Start ch
28 November 1899 - Germany 0 England 7, Military Exercise Ground, Karlsruhe AW Start ch
10 68 17 March 1900 - Ireland 0 England 2, Lansdowne Road, Dublin BC AW Start ch

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