Billy Holmes (footballer, born 1875)

William Marsden Holmes (1875 – 18 February 1922) was a professional footballer who played as a half back for Manchester City between 1896 and 1904.[1] Holmes made his Manchester City debut in October 1896 in a 4–1 defeat against Notts County. He made 156 league appearances for Manchester City and scored 4 goals.[2] His first goal for the club was scored in the 1897–98 football season in a 2–2 draw against Arsenal.[3] His younger brother Norman was also a footballer.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Untitled". The Manchester Guardian. 20 February 1922. p. 3.
  2. ^ "Billy Holmes – MCFC Players – Manchester City, Man City History – Bluemoon-MCFC". bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  3. ^ Penney, Ian (1995). The Maine Road Encyclopedia. Edinburgh: Mainstream. ISBN 1-85158-710-1. p197
  4. ^ "OUR HER-O'S: Part two of Orient's WW1 Heroes". www.leytonorient.com. Retrieved 11 March 2019.