Dean Holdsworth

Date of birth08 November 1968
Place of birthWalthamstow
NationalityEnglish
Weight76 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

Holdsworth had a fine season with Bolton Wanderers in 2000-01 when he finally won over his critics at the Reebok Stadium.

Finishing as the club's second-top scorer, he showed that there is much more to his game as a striker than hitting the back of the net.

His approach play took on a new dimension, his skill at holding up the ball and his willingness to help the team defend proving invaluable throughout the campaign.

He also netted some fine goals, one particular effort against Wolverhampton Wanderers in October being particularly memorable and, in March, he registered the 200th senior goal of his career against Nottingham Forest.

The twin brother of David Holdsworth joined Division Three promotion chasers Rushden & Diamonds on the 2003 Transfer Deadline Day with a contract to the end of the term.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Watford 12 Nov 1986 29 Sep 1989
Carlisle United 11 Feb 1988 11 Mar 1988 L
Port Vale 18 Mar 1988 25 Apr 1988 L
Swansea City 25 Aug 1988 12 Oct 1988 L
Brentford 13 Oct 1988 11 Nov 1988 L
Brentford 29 Sep 1989 20 Jul 1992
Wimbledon 20 Jul 1992 03 Oct 1997
Bolton Wanderers 03 Oct 1997 01 Jan 2003
Coventry City 28 Nov 2002 28 Dec 2002 L
Coventry City 01 Jan 2003 27 Mar 2003
Rushden and Diamonds 27 Mar 2003 30 Jun 2003
Wimbledon 23 Jul 2003 30 Jun 2004
Havant and Waterlooville 01 Jul 2004 18 Aug 2005
Derby County 18 Aug 2005 30 Jan 2006
Weymouth 14 Feb 2006 31 Mar 2006
Heybridge Swifts 31 Mar 2006 30 Jun 2006
Havant and Waterlooville 21 Jul 2006 04 Jan 2007
Cambridge United 04 Jan 2007 09 Feb 2007
Newport County 09 Feb 2007 30 Jun 2007
Redbridge 01 Jul 2007 18 May 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Wimbledon Premier League 34
2
19
2
1993-94 Wimbledon League Cup 2
1
1993-94 Wimbledon Premier League 42
17
4
1994-95 Wimbledon FA Cup 1
2
1994-95 Wimbledon League Cup 2
1
1994-95 Wimbledon Premier League 27
1
7
5
1995-96 Wimbledon FA Cup 4
1
2
1995-96 Wimbledon League Cup 2
4
1995-96 Wimbledon Premier League 31
2
10
7
1
1996-97 Wimbledon FA Cup 3
3
2
1996-97 Wimbledon Premier League 10
15
5
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 17
3
3
6
1997-98 Wimbledon League Cup
1
1997-98 Wimbledon Premier League 4
1
1
1998-99 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 3
1
1999-00 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 2
1
3
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Division 1 22
9
11
5
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
2001-02 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup
1
2001-02 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 3
1
2
2001-02 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 9
22
2
4
1
2002-03 Bolton Wanderers League Cup
1
2002-03 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 5
4
2
2002-03 Coventry City FA Cup 3
1
1
2002-03 Coventry City League Division 1 13
4
1
2002-03 Rushden and Diamonds League Division 3 4
3
2
1
2003-04 Wimbledon FA Cup 2
2003-04 Wimbledon League Cup
1
2003-04 Wimbledon League Division 1 14
14
3
1
2005-06 Derby County FA Cup
1
1
2005-06 Derby County League Championship
3
2006-07 Havant and Waterlooville FA Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Aug 1992 Leeds United v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
18 Aug 1992 Wimbledon v Ipswich Town L 0-1 Premier League
22 Aug 1992 Wimbledon v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
25 Aug 1992 Sheffield United v Wimbledon D 2-2 Premier League
29 Aug 1992 Everton v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
01 Sep 1992 Wimbledon v Manchester City L 0-1 Premier League
05 Sep 1992 Wimbledon v Arsenal W 3-2 Premier League
12 Sep 1992 Ipswich Town v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
19 Sep 1992 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
26 Sep 1992 Liverpool v Wimbledon W 2-3 Premier League
25 Oct 1992 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
31 Oct 1992 Manchester United v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
07 Nov 1992 Wimbledon v Queens Park Rangers L 0-2 Premier League
21 Nov 1992 Middlesbrough v Wimbledon L 2-0 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 1992 Norwich City v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
12 Dec 1992 Wimbledon v Oldham Athletic W 5-2 Premier League
20 Dec 1992 Nottingham Forest v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon L 2-0 Premier League
16 Jan 1993 Wimbledon v Liverpool W 2-0 Premier League
26 Jan 1993 Wimbledon v Everton L 1-3 Premier League
30 Jan 1993 Coventry City v Wimbledon W 0-2 Premier League
06 Feb 1993 Wimbledon v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
10 Feb 1993 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1993 Wimbledon v Sheffield United W 2-0 Premier League
06 Mar 1993 Wimbledon v Southampton L 1-2 Premier League
09 Mar 1993 Wimbledon v Middlesbrough W 2-0 Premier League
13 Mar 1993 Queens Park Rangers v Wimbledon W 1-2 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Wimbledon v Norwich City W 3-0 Premier League
24 Mar 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1993 Oldham Athletic v Wimbledon L 6-2 Premier League
09 Apr 1993 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace W 4-0 Premier League
12 Apr 1993 Chelsea v Wimbledon L 4-2 Premier League
17 Apr 1993 Wimbledon v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 Premier League
01 May 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
09 May 1993 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
14 Aug 1993 West Ham United v Wimbledon W 0-2 Premier League
17 Aug 1993 Wimbledon v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
21 Aug 1993 Wimbledon v Aston Villa D 2-2 Premier League
24 Aug 1993 Sheffield United v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
28 Aug 1993 Oldham Athletic v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
31 Aug 1993 Wimbledon v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
11 Sep 1993 Norwich City v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
20 Sep 1993 Wimbledon v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
27 Sep 1993 Wimbledon v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 Premier League
02 Oct 1993 Leeds United v Wimbledon L 4-0 Premier League
16 Oct 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon D 2-2 Premier League
25 Oct 1993 Wimbledon v Ipswich Town L 0-2 Premier League
30 Oct 1993 Newcastle United v Wimbledon L 4-0 Premier League
06 Nov 1993 Wimbledon v Swindon Town W 3-0 Premier League
20 Nov 1993 Manchester United v Wimbledon L 3-1 Premier League
24 Nov 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1993 Wimbledon v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
01 Dec 1993 Liverpool v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Cup 4th round
04 Dec 1993 Wimbledon v West Ham United L 1-2 Premier League
11 Dec 1993 Aston Villa v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
14 Dec 1993 Wimbledon v Liverpool W 2-2 (4-3) League Cup 4th round replay
18 Dec 1993 Wimbledon v Sheffield United W 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1993 Wimbledon v Coventry City L 1-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1993 Liverpool v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
01 Jan 1994 Wimbledon v Arsenal L 0-3 Premier League
15 Jan 1994 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 Premier League
22 Jan 1994 Ipswich Town v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
05 Feb 1994 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon L 3-0 Premier League
12 Feb 1994 Wimbledon v Newcastle United W 4-2 Premier League
26 Feb 1994 Southampton v Wimbledon L 1-0 Premier League
05 Mar 1994 Wimbledon v Norwich City W 3-1 Premier League
12 Mar 1994 Manchester City v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
16 Mar 1994 Chelsea v Wimbledon L 2-0 Premier League
19 Mar 1994 Queens Park Rangers v Wimbledon L 1-0 Premier League
26 Mar 1994 Wimbledon v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
29 Mar 1994 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers W 4-1 Premier League
02 Apr 1994 Coventry City v Wimbledon W 1-2 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Wimbledon v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Wimbledon v Manchester United W 1-0 Premier League
19 Apr 1994 Arsenal v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Swindon Town v Wimbledon W 2-4 Premier League
26 Apr 1994 Wimbledon v Oldham Athletic W 3-0 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
07 May 1994 Everton v Wimbledon L 3-2 Premier League
20 Aug 1994 Coventry City v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
23 Aug 1994 Wimbledon v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
10 Sep 1994 Wimbledon v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
17 Sep 1994 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
20 Sep 1994 Wimbledon v Torquay United W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Oct 1994 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 Premier League
05 Oct 1994 Torquay United v Wimbledon W 0-1
Agg: 0-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Oct 1994 Wimbledon v Arsenal L 1-3 Premier League
26 Nov 1994 Manchester City v Wimbledon L 2-0 Premier League
03 Dec 1994 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers L 0-3 Premier League
10 Dec 1994 Wimbledon v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
16 Dec 1994 Ipswich Town v Wimbledon D 2-2 Premier League
26 Dec 1994 Southampton v Wimbledon W 2-3 Premier League
28 Dec 1994 Wimbledon v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
31 Dec 1994 Chelsea v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
07 Jan 1995 Wimbledon v Colchester United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1995 Norwich City v Wimbledon W 1-2 Premier League
11 Feb 1995 Aston Villa v Wimbledon L 7-1 Premier League
19 Feb 1995 Liverpool v Wimbledon D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 1995 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
28 Feb 1995 Wimbledon v Liverpool L 0-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
04 Mar 1995 Wimbledon v Queens Park Rangers L 1-3 Premier League
07 Mar 1995 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
11 Mar 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
18 Mar 1995 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace W 2-0 Premier League
21 Mar 1995 Wimbledon v Manchester City W 2-0 Premier League
01 Apr 1995 Leicester City v Wimbledon W 3-4 Premier League
10 Apr 1995 Wimbledon v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1995 West Ham United v Wimbledon L 3-0 Premier League
17 Apr 1995 Wimbledon v Southampton L 0-2 Premier League
29 Apr 1995 Everton v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
04 May 1995 Arsenal v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
13 May 1995 Wimbledon v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 Premier League
19 Aug 1995 Wimbledon v Bolton Wanderers W 3-2 Premier League
23 Aug 1995 Queens Park Rangers v Wimbledon W 0-3 Premier League
26 Aug 1995 Manchester United v Wimbledon L 3-1 Premier League
30 Aug 1995 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 Premier League
16 Sep 1995 Aston Villa v Wimbledon L 2-0 Premier League
19 Sep 1995 Wimbledon v Charlton Athletic L 4-5 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1995 Wimbledon v Leeds United L 2-4 Premier League
30 Sep 1995 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon L 3-1 Premier League
03 Oct 1995 Charlton Athletic v Wimbledon D 3-3
Agg: 8-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
16 Oct 1995 Wimbledon v West Ham United L 0-1 Premier League
21 Oct 1995 Newcastle United v Wimbledon L 6-1 Premier League
28 Oct 1995 Wimbledon v Southampton L 1-2 Premier League
06 Nov 1995 Nottingham Forest v Wimbledon L 4-1 Premier League
18 Nov 1995 Wimbledon v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
22 Nov 1995 Manchester City v Wimbledon L 1-0 Premier League
03 Dec 1995 Wimbledon v Newcastle United D 3-3 Premier League
09 Dec 1995 Leeds United v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
16 Dec 1995 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
23 Dec 1995 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1995 Chelsea v Wimbledon W 1-2 Premier League
30 Dec 1995 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 1-3 Premier League
01 Jan 1996 Wimbledon v Everton L 2-3 Premier League
06 Jan 1996 Watford v Wimbledon D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 1996 Bolton Wanderers v Wimbledon L 1-0 Premier League
20 Jan 1996 Wimbledon v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 Premier League
03 Feb 1996 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 2-4 Premier League
07 Feb 1996 Middlesbrough v Wimbledon D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
10 Feb 1996 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
13 Feb 1996 Wimbledon v Middlesbrough W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
17 Feb 1996 Huddersfield Town v Wimbledon D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
09 Mar 1996 Chelsea v Wimbledon D 2-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
13 Mar 1996 Liverpool v Wimbledon D 2-2 Premier League
16 Mar 1996 Wimbledon v Arsenal L 0-3 Premier League
30 Mar 1996 Wimbledon v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 Premier League
06 Apr 1996 West Ham United v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
08 Apr 1996 Wimbledon v Manchester City W 3-0 Premier League
13 Apr 1996 Middlesbrough v Wimbledon W 1-2 Premier League
17 Apr 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Wimbledon L 3-2 Premier League
27 Apr 1996 Wimbledon v Coventry City L 0-2 Premier League
05 May 1996 Southampton v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
17 Aug 1996 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 0-3 Premier League
21 Aug 1996 Newcastle United v Wimbledon L 2-0 Premier League
23 Sep 1996 Wimbledon v Southampton W 3-1 Premier League
12 Oct 1996 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-2 Premier League
19 Oct 1996 Chelsea v Wimbledon W 2-4 Premier League
26 Oct 1996 Middlesbrough v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
16 Nov 1996 Wimbledon v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
30 Nov 1996 Wimbledon v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 Premier League
07 Dec 1996 Sunderland v Wimbledon W 1-3 Premier League
14 Dec 1996 Wimbledon v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0 Premier League
22 Dec 1996 Aston Villa v Wimbledon L 5-0 Premier League
21 Jan 1997 Wimbledon v Crewe Alexandra W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
25 Jan 1997 Manchester United v Wimbledon D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1997 Manchester United v Wimbledon L 2-1 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Wimbledon v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
04 Feb 1997 Wimbledon v Manchester United W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
15 Feb 1997 Wimbledon v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 1997 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 0-1 Premier League
26 Feb 1997 Southampton v Wimbledon D 0-0 Premier League
01 Mar 1997 Wimbledon v Leicester City L 1-3 Premier League
03 Mar 1997 Coventry City v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
09 Mar 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon W 0-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
18 Mar 1997 Wimbledon v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
23 Mar 1997 Wimbledon v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon L 1-0 Premier League
13 Apr 1997 Wimbledon v Chelsea L 0-3 FA Cup Semi-final
16 Apr 1997 Wimbledon v Leeds United W 2-0 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Wimbledon L 3-1 Premier League
22 Apr 1997 Wimbledon v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
06 May 1997 Wimbledon v Liverpool W 2-1 Premier League
11 May 1997 Wimbledon v Sunderland W 1-0 Premier League
09 Aug 1997 Wimbledon v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
23 Aug 1997 Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
27 Aug 1997 Wimbledon v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
30 Aug 1997 West Ham United v Wimbledon L 3-1 Premier League
16 Sep 1997 Wimbledon v Millwall W 5-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
20 Sep 1997 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace L 0-1 Premier League
09 Aug 2003 Wimbledon v Crewe Alexandra W 3-1 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Wycombe Wanderers v Wimbledon L 2-0 League Cup 1st round
16 Aug 2003 Stoke City v Wimbledon L 2-1 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace L 1-3 League Division 1
26 Aug 2003 Norwich City v Wimbledon L 3-2 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Wimbledon v Reading L 0-3 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Wimbledon v Wigan Athletic L 2-4 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Millwall v Wimbledon L 2-0 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Ipswich Town v Wimbledon L 4-1 League Division 1
27 Sep 2003 Wimbledon v Burnley D 2-2 League Division 1
30 Sep 2003 Wimbledon v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Preston North End v Wimbledon L 1-0 League Division 1
15 Oct 2003 Coventry City v Wimbledon L 1-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Wimbledon W 0-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Wimbledon v Watford L 1-3 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Wimbledon v Bradford City W 2-1 League Division 1
15 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Wimbledon W 1-2 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Wimbledon v Cardiff City L 0-1 League Division 1
25 Nov 2003 Wimbledon v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Derby County v Wimbledon L 3-1 League Division 1
06 Dec 2003 Wimbledon v Rotherham United L 1-2 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Sunderland v Wimbledon L 2-1 League Division 1
10 Jan 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Wimbledon L 1-0 League Division 1
13 Jan 2004 Stoke City v Wimbledon W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 2004 Wimbledon v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division 1
24 Jan 2004 Birmingham City v Wimbledon L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2004 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon L 3-1 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Wimbledon v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Wimbledon v Coventry City L 0-3 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Bradford City v Wimbledon W 2-3 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Wimbledon v Derby County W 1-0 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1988-89 England Under-21
1
1993-94 England B International 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Feb 1989 Greece v England L 1-0 Under-21
10 May 1994 England v Northern Ireland W 4-2 B INTER


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.