Lee Holmes

Date of birth02 April 1987
Place of birthNottingham
NationalityEnglish
Weight66 kg
Height1.71 m
PositionMidfielder

Holmes became Derby County's youngest-ever player when he came on as a sub against Grimsby Town on Boxing Day 2002 - aged 15 years and 267 days.

The previous record was set on 23 October 1971 when Steve Powell played against Arsenal at the age of 16 years and 33 days.

Ten days after his League debut, Holmes entered the FA Cup record books when - in the Rams' Third Round defeat at Brentford - he became the yougest-ever player to appear in the 'proper' rounds of the competition.

He lost that record to Gillingham's Luke Freeman in November 2007 who was 15 years and 233 days.

The previous record holder was Scott Endersby who kept goal for Kettering Town in their First Round tie at Tilbury in 1977 - aged 15 years and 288 days.

Holmes signed a new two-year contract with Derby County in May 2004 which was extended to June 2008 in January 2006.

He joined Preston North End in July 2012 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2015 in December 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Derby County 15 May 2004 30 Jun 2008
Swindon Town 22 Dec 2004 22 Mar 2005 L
Bradford City 02 Aug 2006 01 Jan 2007 L
Walsall 11 Jan 2008 31 May 2008 L
Southampton 01 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2012
Oxford United 14 Feb 2012 13 Mar 2012 L
Swindon Town 14 Mar 2012 31 May 2012 L
Preston North End 01 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2015
Portsmouth 25 Nov 2014 03 Jan 2015 L
Exeter City 16 Mar 2015 31 May 2015 L
Exeter City 01 Jul 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Derby County FA Cup
1
2002-03 Derby County League Division 1
2
2003-04 Derby County FA Cup
1
2003-04 Derby County League Division 1 17
6
2
2
2004-05 Derby County League Championship
3
2004-05 Derby County League Cup 1
2004-05 Swindon Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Swindon Town League One 14
1
1
2005-06 Derby County FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Derby County League Championship 9
9
1
2005-06 Derby County League Cup 1
2006-07 Bradford City FA Cup 1
2006-07 Bradford City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Bradford City League Cup 1
2006-07 Bradford City League One 16
2007-08 Walsall League One 19
4
3
2008-09 Southampton FA Cup
1
2008-09 Southampton League Championship 11
2008-09 Southampton League Cup 2
2
2009-10 Southampton FA Cup 1
1
2009-10 Southampton Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
1
2009-10 Southampton League One 2
3
2010-11 Southampton FA Cup 1
1
2010-11 Southampton League Cup
1
2010-11 Southampton League One
7
2011-12 Oxford United League Two 5
2
2
2
2011-12 Southampton FA Cup
1
2011-12 Southampton League Championship
6
1
2011-12 Southampton League Cup 4
2011-12 Swindon Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2011-12 Swindon Town League Two 7
3
1
2012-13 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1
1
2012-13 Preston North End Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
1
2012-13 Preston North End League Cup 1
2012-13 Preston North End League One 23
5
3
2
2013-14 Preston North End FA Cup 3
2
2013-14 Preston North End Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2013-14 Preston North End League Cup 2
1
2013-14 Preston North End League One 17
15
3
2
2013-14 Preston North End League One Play-Offs 1
2014-15 Exeter City League Two 6
2
2014-15 Portsmouth League Two 3
2
2014-15 Preston North End Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
2015-16 Exeter City FA Cup 3
1
2015-16 Exeter City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2015-16 Exeter City League Cup 1
2015-16 Exeter City League Two 30
7
2
4
2016-17 Exeter City FA Cup 1
2016-17 Exeter City Football League Trophy
1
2016-17 Exeter City League Two 12
4
5
1
2016-17 Exeter City League Two Play-Offs 1
2
2017-18 Exeter City FA Cup
2
2017-18 Exeter City Football League Trophy 1
2017-18 Exeter City League Cup 1
1
2017-18 Exeter City League Two 20
7
2
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
26 Dec 2002 Derby County v Grimsby Town L 1-3 League Division 1
01 Jan 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 Brentford v Derby County L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Sep 2003 Derby County v Watford W 3-2 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Derby County v Sunderland D 1-1 League Division 1
27 Sep 2003 Nottingham Forest v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
30 Sep 2003 Bradford City v Derby County W 1-2 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Derby County v West Ham United L 0-1 League Division 1
11 Oct 2003 Derby County v Wigan Athletic D 2-2 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Crystal Palace v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Derby County L 3-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Norwich City v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Derby County v Coventry City L 1-3 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Preston North End v Derby County L 3-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Derby County v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Division 1
15 Nov 2003 Derby County v Burnley W 2-0 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Millwall v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Derby County v Wimbledon W 3-1 League Division 1
06 Dec 2003 Ipswich Town v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Rotherham United v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Derby County v Norwich City L 0-4 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Ipswich Town v Derby County L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Mar 2004 Derby County v Rotherham United W 1-0 League Division 1
16 Mar 2004 Watford v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Derby County v Nottingham Forest W 4-2 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 West Ham United v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Derby County v Millwall W 2-0 League Division 1
24 Aug 2004 Lincoln City v Derby County W 0-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
22 Sep 2004 Millwall v Derby County L 3-1 League Championship
19 Oct 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County L 2-0 League Championship
08 May 2005 Derby County v Preston North End W 3-1 League Championship
06 Aug 2005 Derby County v Brighton and Hove Albion D 1-1 League Championship
24 Aug 2005 Derby County v Grimsby Town L 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
28 Dec 2005 Crystal Palace v Derby County L 2-0 League Championship
31 Dec 2005 Derby County v Reading D 2-2 League Championship
02 Jan 2006 Millwall v Derby County L 2-1 League Championship
07 Jan 2006 Derby County v Burnley W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2006 Derby County v Crewe Alexandra W 5-1 League Championship
21 Jan 2006 Coventry City v Derby County L 6-1 League Championship
28 Jan 2006 Colchester United v Derby County L 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2006 Derby County v Sheffield United L 0-1 League Championship
04 Feb 2006 Southampton v Derby County D 0-0 League Championship
11 Feb 2006 Derby County v Leeds United D 0-0 League Championship
18 Feb 2006 Norwich City v Derby County L 2-0 League Championship
25 Feb 2006 Derby County v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 League Championship
04 Mar 2006 Watford v Derby County D 2-2 League Championship
11 Mar 2006 Derby County v Burnley W 3-0 League Championship
18 Mar 2006 Luton Town v Derby County L 1-0 League Championship
15 Apr 2006 Queens Park Rangers v Derby County D 1-1 League Championship
17 Apr 2006 Derby County v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
22 Apr 2006 Ipswich Town v Derby County L 2-0 League Championship
30 Apr 2006 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-2 League Championship


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
2002-03 England Under-16 Tournament 3
2002-03 England Under-17 1
1
2002-03 England Under-17 European Championships Qualifying 2
1
1
2002-03 England Victory Shield 1
1
2003-04 England Under-19 1
1
2004-05 England UEFA Under-19 3
1
2004-05 England Under-19 1
1
2005-06 England UEFA Under-19 5
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
18 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v England W 0-2 Victory Shield
12 Nov 2002 England v Spain L 0-1 Under 16 Tournament
15 Nov 2002 England v Netherlands W 2-1 Under 16 Tournament
18 Nov 2002 England v Germany D 2-2 Under 16 Tournament
19 Feb 2003 Greece v England W 0-1 Under 17
12 Mar 2003 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 Under-17 European Championships Group 6
14 Mar 2003 England v Slovakia W 5-0 Under-17 European Championships Group 6
16 Mar 2003 England v Scotland W 2-0 Under-17 European Championships Group 6
30 Mar 2004 Germany v England D 1-1 U19
06 Oct 2004 England v Czech Republic D 1-1 U19
26 Mar 2005 England v Denmark W 1-0 UEFA U19 Group 1
28 Mar 2005 England v Sweden W 1-0 UEFA Under 19 Group 1
30 Mar 2005 England v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA U19 Group 1
18 Jul 2005 France v England D 1-1 UEFA U19 Final Tour
20 Jul 2005 Armenia v England D 1-1 UEFA U19 Final Tour
23 Jul 2005 England v Norway W 3-2 UEFA U19 Final Tour
26 Jul 2005 Serbia and Montenegro v England W 1-3 UEFA U19 Semi-final
29 Jul 2005 England v France L 1-3 UEFA U19 Final


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