Jimmy Holmes

Date of birth11 November 1953
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
PositionDefender/Left back

Holmes became the Republic of Ireland's youngest ever full international at 17 years, 200 days when he came on as a 74th minute substitute for Don Givens in the 4-1 defeat in the European Championship Qualifier against Austria at Dalymount Park on 30 May 1971.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Coventry City 01 Nov 1970 01 Mar 1977
Tottenham Hotspur 01 Mar 1977 01 Oct 1982
Leicester City 01 Oct 1982 01 Feb 1983
Brentford 01 Feb 1983 01 Mar 1983
Torquay United 01 Mar 1983 01 Nov 1983

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1971-72 Coventry City League Division One 3
1972-73 Coventry City League Division One 1
1973-74 Coventry City FA Cup 6
1973-74 Coventry City League Cup 6
1973-74 Coventry City League Division One 41
1
1974-75 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1
1974-75 Coventry City League Division One 18
4
5
1975-76 Coventry City FA Cup 3
1975-76 Coventry City League Cup 1
1975-76 Coventry City League Division One 34
1
1976-77 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1976-77 Coventry City League Cup 3
1976-77 Coventry City League Division One 25
1
1976-77 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 10
1
1977-78 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1977-78 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
1977-78 Tottenham Hotspur League Division Two 38
1978-79 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 7
1978-79 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 33
1
1982-83 Leicester City League Division Two 2


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
04 Dec 1971 Coventry City v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
11 Dec 1971 Arsenal v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
17 Dec 1971 Coventry City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1973 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
25 Aug 1973 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
28 Aug 1973 Coventry City v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1973 Burnley v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
05 Sep 1973 Manchester City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1973 Coventry City v Southampton W 2-0 League Division One
11 Sep 1973 Coventry City v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1973 Chelsea v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
18 Sep 1973 Coventry City v Derby County W 1-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1973 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
29 Sep 1973 Leicester City v Coventry City W 0-2 League Division One
06 Oct 1973 Coventry City v Everton L 1-2 League Division One
08 Oct 1973 Coventry City v Darlington W 5-1 League Cup 2nd round
13 Oct 1973 Norwich City v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1973 Coventry City v West Ham United L 0-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1973 Stoke City v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
30 Oct 1973 Bristol City v Coventry City D 2-2 League Cup 3rd round
03 Nov 1973 Coventry City v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Division One
06 Nov 1973 Coventry City v Bristol City W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round replay
10 Nov 1973 Queens Park Rangers v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
17 Nov 1973 Leeds United v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
20 Nov 1973 Coventry City v Stoke City W 2-1 League Cup 4th round
24 Nov 1973 Coventry City v Sheffield United W 3-1 League Division One
01 Dec 1973 Arsenal v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
08 Dec 1973 Coventry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division One
15 Dec 1973 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-3 League Division One
19 Dec 1973 Coventry City v Manchester City D 2-2 League Cup Quarter-final
22 Dec 1973 Coventry City v Leicester City L 1-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1973 Birmingham City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1973 Southampton v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1974 Coventry City v Burnley D 1-1 League Division One
05 Jan 1974 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
08 Jan 1974 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
12 Jan 1974 Coventry City v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
16 Jan 1974 Manchester City v Coventry City L 4-2 League Cup Quarter-final replay
19 Jan 1974 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
27 Jan 1974 Coventry City v Derby County D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1974 Derby County v Coventry City W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
02 Feb 1974 Coventry City v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division One
05 Feb 1974 Liverpool v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
09 Feb 1974 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 5-1 League Division One
16 Feb 1974 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
19 Feb 1974 Queens Park Rangers v Coventry City L 3-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
23 Feb 1974 Everton v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
26 Feb 1974 Coventry City v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division One
02 Mar 1974 Coventry City v Birmingham City L 0-1 League Division One
09 Mar 1974 Coventry City v Stoke City W 2-0 League Division One
16 Mar 1974 West Ham United v Coventry City W 2-3 League Division One
23 Mar 1974 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Division One
30 Mar 1974 Ipswich Town v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1974 Coventry City v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1974 Derby County v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1974 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
27 Apr 1974 Coventry City v Arsenal D 3-3 League Division One
14 Sep 1974 Stoke City v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1974 Coventry City v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
24 Sep 1974 Coventry City v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
28 Sep 1974 Leicester City v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
05 Oct 1974 Birmingham City v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
12 Oct 1974 Coventry City v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division One
19 Oct 1974 Middlesbrough v Coventry City D 4-4 League Division One
26 Oct 1974 Coventry City v Carlisle United W 2-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1974 Queens Park Rangers v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1974 Coventry City v Leeds United L 1-3 League Division One
13 Nov 1974 Chelsea v Coventry City D 3-3 League Division One
16 Nov 1974 Ipswich Town v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1974 Sheffield United v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1974 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
04 Jan 1975 Coventry City v Norwich City W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1975 Liverpool v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
29 Jan 1975 Arsenal v Coventry City L 3-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
08 Feb 1975 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division One
15 Feb 1975 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
08 Mar 1975 Luton Town v Coventry City W 1-3 League Division One
22 Mar 1975 Manchester City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1975 Arsenal v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
19 Apr 1975 West Ham United v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
26 Apr 1975 Coventry City v Middlesbrough L 0-2 League Division One
16 Aug 1975 Everton v Coventry City W 1-4 League Division One
19 Aug 1975 Coventry City v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1975 Coventry City v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1975 Manchester United v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1975 Aston Villa v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1975 Coventry City v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Division One
13 Sep 1975 Sheffield United v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
20 Sep 1975 Coventry City v Stoke City L 0-3 League Division One
23 Sep 1975 Coventry City v Middlesbrough L 0-1 League Division One
27 Sep 1975 Leicester City v Coventry City W 0-3 League Division One
04 Oct 1975 Coventry City v Burnley L 1-2 League Division One
08 Oct 1975 Mansfield Town v Coventry City L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
11 Oct 1975 Arsenal v Coventry City L 5-0 League Division One
18 Oct 1975 Coventry City v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
25 Oct 1975 Leeds United v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
01 Nov 1975 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division One
08 Nov 1975 West Ham United v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
15 Nov 1975 Coventry City v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1975 Liverpool v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1975 Coventry City v Birmingham City W 3-2 League Division One
06 Dec 1975 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division One
13 Dec 1975 Manchester City v Coventry City L 4-2 League Division One
19 Dec 1975 Coventry City v Everton L 1-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1975 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1975 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
03 Jan 1976 Coventry City v Bristol City W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1976 Coventry City v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division One
17 Jan 1976 Ipswich Town v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
24 Jan 1976 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
28 Jan 1976 Newcastle United v Coventry City L 5-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
31 Jan 1976 Derby County v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
07 Feb 1976 Coventry City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1976 Norwich City v Coventry City W 0-3 League Division One
24 Feb 1976 Middlesbrough v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1976 Stoke City v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
13 Apr 1976 Coventry City v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1976 Coventry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City L 4-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1976 Burnley v Coventry City W 1-3 League Division One
21 Aug 1976 Middlesbrough v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
24 Aug 1976 Coventry City v Manchester United L 0-2 League Division One
28 Aug 1976 Coventry City v Leeds United W 4-2 League Division One
31 Aug 1976 Bristol City v Coventry City W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round
04 Sep 1976 Liverpool v Coventry City L 3-1 League Division One
11 Sep 1976 Coventry City v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1976 West Bromwich Albion v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1976 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City W 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
25 Sep 1976 Coventry City v Birmingham City W 2-1 League Division One
02 Oct 1976 Coventry City v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
16 Oct 1976 Coventry City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Oct 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
26 Oct 1976 Everton v Coventry City L 3-0 League Cup 4th round
30 Oct 1976 Coventry City v Sunderland L 1-2 League Division One
06 Nov 1976 Bristol City v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1976 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 League Division One
20 Nov 1976 Aston Villa v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
27 Nov 1976 Coventry City v Arsenal L 1-2 League Division One
11 Dec 1976 Coventry City v Everton W 4-2 League Division One
18 Dec 1976 Manchester City v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1976 Coventry City v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1977 Sunderland v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
15 Jan 1977 Manchester United v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
22 Jan 1977 Coventry City v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
29 Jan 1977 Arsenal v Coventry City L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
05 Feb 1977 Leeds United v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
16 Feb 1977 Stoke City v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
19 Feb 1977 Norwich City v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1977 Birmingham City v Coventry City L 3-1 League Division One
09 Mar 1977 Derby County v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One


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
1970-71 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
1972-73 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1972-73 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1973-74 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1974-75 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1975-76 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1
1975-76 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1976-77 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1976-77 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 4
1977-78 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1977-78 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1977-78 Republic of Ireland Representative 1
1977-78 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1978-79 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1980-81 Republic of Ireland 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
30 May 1971 Republic of Ireland v Austria L 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1972 Republic of Ireland v France W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
13 May 1973 USSR v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
16 May 1973 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
19 May 1973 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
06 Jun 1973 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Oct 1973 Republic of Ireland v Poland W 1-0 International Friendly
05 May 1974 Brazil v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International Friendly
30 Oct 1974 Republic of Ireland v USSR W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
21 May 1975 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Oct 1975 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
24 Mar 1976 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 3-0 International Friendly
26 May 1976 Poland v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
08 Sep 1976 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 1976 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 International Friendly
17 Nov 1976 France v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
09 Feb 1977 Republic of Ireland v Spain L 0-1 International Friendly
30 Mar 1977 Republic of Ireland v France W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
24 Apr 1977 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1977 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
21 Sep 1977 Republic of Ireland v League of Ireland W 2-1 Representative
12 Oct 1977 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
05 Apr 1978 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 4-2 International Friendly
12 Apr 1978 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 International Friendly
21 May 1978 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
24 May 1978 Denmark v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Sep 1978 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
25 Oct 1978 Republic of Ireland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
02 May 1979 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
19 May 1979 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
24 Feb 1981 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 1-3 International Friendly


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