Jim Holton

Date of birth11 April 1951
Place of birthLesmahagow
NationalityScottish
PositionDefender

An immense favourite with the Stretford End, Holton was an utterly fearless, physical defender whose career was tragically ended with a broken leg. 'Six foot two, eyes of blue, big Jim Holton's after you … ' went the song.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
West Bromwich Albion 01 Apr 1968 01 Jun 1971
Shrewsbury Town 01 Jun 1971 01 Jan 1973
Manchester United 01 Jan 1973 01 Sep 1976
Sunderland 01 Sep 1976 01 Mar 1977
Coventry City 01 Mar 1977 01 Aug 1981

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1972-73 Manchester United League Division One 15
3
1973-74 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1973-74 Manchester United League Cup 1
1973-74 Manchester United League Division One 34
2
1974-75 Manchester United League Cup 3
1974-75 Manchester United League Division Two 14
1976-77 Coventry City League Division One 8
1977-78 Coventry City League Cup 3
1
1977-78 Coventry City League Division One 25
1978-79 Coventry City FA Cup 2
1978-79 Coventry City League Cup 1
1978-79 Coventry City League Division One 34
1979-80 Coventry City League Cup 3
1979-80 Coventry City League Division One 24


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
20 Jan 1973 Manchester United v West Ham United D 2-2 League Division One
24 Jan 1973 Manchester United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1973 Coventry City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
10 Feb 1973 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
17 Feb 1973 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 4-1 League Division One
17 Mar 1973 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 2-1 League Division One
24 Mar 1973 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
31 Mar 1973 Southampton v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
07 Apr 1973 Manchester United v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1973 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division One
14 Apr 1973 Stoke City v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
18 Apr 1973 Leeds United v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1973 Manchester United v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1973 Manchester United v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division One
28 Apr 1973 Chelsea v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
25 Aug 1973 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1973 Manchester United v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1973 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1973 Leicester City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1973 Manchester United v Leicester City L 1-2 League Division One
15 Sep 1973 Manchester United v West Ham United W 3-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1973 Leeds United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
29 Sep 1973 Manchester United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
06 Oct 1973 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1973 Manchester United v Middlesbrough L 0-1 League Cup 2nd round
13 Oct 1973 Manchester United v Derby County L 0-1 League Division One
20 Oct 1973 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
10 Nov 1973 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
17 Nov 1973 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
24 Nov 1973 Manchester United v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1973 Manchester United v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division One
29 Dec 1973 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 2-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1974 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
05 Jan 1974 Manchester United v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1974 West Ham United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
19 Jan 1974 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1974 Manchester United v Ipswich Town L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1974 Coventry City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
09 Feb 1974 Manchester United v Leeds United L 0-2 League Division One
16 Feb 1974 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
23 Feb 1974 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Division One
02 Mar 1974 Sheffield United v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1974 Manchester City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
16 Mar 1974 Birmingham City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1974 Manchester United v Burnley D 3-3 League Division One
06 Apr 1974 Norwich City v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1974 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1974 Manchester United v Everton W 3-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1974 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1974 Everton v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1974 Manchester United v Manchester City L 0-1 League Division One
29 Apr 1974 Stoke City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
17 Aug 1974 Orient v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division Two
24 Aug 1974 Manchester United v Millwall W 4-0 League Division Two
28 Aug 1974 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 2-1 League Division Two
31 Aug 1974 Cardiff City v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division Two
07 Sep 1974 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division Two
11 Sep 1974 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 5-1 League Cup 2nd round
14 Sep 1974 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division Two
21 Sep 1974 Manchester United v Bristol Rovers W 2-0 League Division Two
05 Oct 1974 Fulham v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division Two
09 Oct 1974 Manchester United v Manchester City W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
12 Oct 1974 Manchester United v Notts County W 1-0 League Division Two
15 Oct 1974 Portsmouth v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
19 Oct 1974 Blackpool v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division Two
26 Oct 1974 Manchester United v Southampton W 1-0 League Division Two
30 Nov 1974 Manchester United v Sunderland W 3-2 League Division Two
04 Dec 1974 Middlesbrough v Manchester United D 0-0 League Cup Quarter-final
07 Dec 1974 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United D 4-4 League Division Two


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
1972-73 Scotland British Home Championship 3
1972-73 Scotland International Friendly 1
1972-73 Scotland Under-23 1
1973-74 Scotland British Home Championship 3
1973-74 Scotland FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
1973-74 Scotland International Friendly 3
1
1974-75 Scotland International Friendly 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
14 Mar 1973 Wales v Scotland W 1-2 U23
12 May 1973 Wales v Scotland W 0-2 British Home Championship
16 May 1973 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 1-2 British Home Championship
19 May 1973 England v Scotland L 1-0 British Home Championship
22 Jun 1973 Switzerland v Scotland L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Jun 1973 Scotland v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Sep 1973 Scotland v Czechoslovakia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
14 Nov 1973 Scotland v West Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
11 May 1974 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 British Home Championship
14 May 1974 Scotland v Wales W 2-0 British Home Championship
18 May 1974 Scotland v England W 2-0 British Home Championship
06 Jun 1974 Norway v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
14 Jun 1974 Scotland v Zaire W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
18 Jun 1974 Brazil v Scotland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
22 Jun 1974 Scotland v Yugoslavia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 2
30 Oct 1974 Scotland v East Germany W 3-0 International Friendly


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