Matt Holland

Date of birth11 April 1974
Place of birthBury
NationalityIrish
Weight75 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

A club captain who leads by example, Matt has an incredible record of not missing a league game since he joined Ipswich Town for £800,000 from AFC Bournemouth in July1997.

A hard-working midfielder, he gives maximum effort in every game, seems to cover every blade of grass on the pitch and plays in the right spirit, hard but fair and rarely seeing a yellow card.

Born in Lancashire, he qualifies to play the Republic of Ireland through his grandmother.

Reflecting his club form, Matt was a near ever-present during the 2002 World Cup qualifying programme.

His highlight was a sensational equaliser in the 1-1 with Portugal in Lisbon.

With an astute right foot drive, he gave himself - and his country - a tremendous morale booster with his goal that earned a draw against Cameroon in Ireland's opening game in the 2002 World Cup finals.

Matt returned to the Premiership with Charlton Athletic in June 2003 when he agreed a four-year deal.

His Addicks contract was extended to June 2009 in May 2008.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
West Ham United 03 Jul 1992 25 Apr 1995
AFC Bournemouth 27 Jan 1995 24 Apr 1995 L
AFC Bournemouth 25 Apr 1995 31 Jul 1997
Ipswich Town 31 Jul 1997 16 Jun 2003
Charlton Athletic 16 Jun 2003 30 Jun 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Ipswich Town League Cup 2
1998-99 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
1999-00 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
2000-01 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2
2000-01 Ipswich Town League Cup 6
1
2
2000-01 Ipswich Town Premier League 38
3
2001-02 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
2001-02 Ipswich Town League Cup 1
2001-02 Ipswich Town Premier League 38
3
2001-02 Ipswich Town UEFA Cup 6
2002-03 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2
2002-03 Ipswich Town League Cup 1
2002-03 Ipswich Town League Division 1 45
7
3
2002-03 Ipswich Town UEFA Cup 4
2
2003-04 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
2003-04 Charlton Athletic League Cup 2
2003-04 Charlton Athletic Premier League 38
6
2004-05 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 3
2004-05 Charlton Athletic League Cup 1
2004-05 Charlton Athletic Premier League 31
1
3
2005-06 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 4
1
1
2005-06 Charlton Athletic League Cup 2
2005-06 Charlton Athletic Premier League 20
3
1
2006-07 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
2006-07 Charlton Athletic League Cup 1
1
2006-07 Charlton Athletic Premier League 27
6
1
2
2007-08 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Charlton Athletic League Championship 28
3
1
2
2007-08 Charlton Athletic League Cup 1
2008-09 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 2
1
2008-09 Charlton Athletic League Championship 18
16
1
2008-09 Charlton Athletic League 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
14 Oct 1997 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 1998 Ipswich Town v Chelsea L 2-2 (1-4) League Cup Quarter-final
23 Jan 1999 Everton v Ipswich Town L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
13 Dec 1999 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Aug 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Ipswich Town L 3-1 Premier League
22 Aug 2000 Ipswich Town v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Ipswich Town v Sunderland W 1-0 Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa L 1-2 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Leeds United v Ipswich Town W 1-2 Premier League
19 Sep 2000 Millwall v Ipswich Town L 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Ipswich Town v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
26 Sep 2000 Ipswich Town v Millwall W 5-0
Agg: 5-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Everton v Ipswich Town W 0-3 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Ipswich Town v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
21 Oct 2000 Bradford City v Ipswich Town W 0-2 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Ipswich Town v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 Premier League
20 Nov 2000 Coventry City v Ipswich Town W 0-1 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Manchester City v Ipswich Town W 2-3 Premier League
28 Nov 2000 Ipswich Town v Coventry City W 2-1 League Cup 4th round
02 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Derby County L 0-1 Premier League
10 Dec 2000 Liverpool v Ipswich Town W 0-1 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Southampton W 3-1 Premier League
19 Dec 2000 Manchester City v Ipswich Town W 1-2 League Cup Quarter-final
23 Dec 2000 Manchester United v Ipswich Town L 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Ipswich Town v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town L 4-1 Premier League
06 Jan 2001 Morecambe v Ipswich Town W 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2001 Ipswich Town v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
14 Jan 2001 Ipswich Town v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
20 Jan 2001 Chelsea v Ipswich Town L 4-1 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Birmingham City v Ipswich Town L 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
03 Feb 2001 Ipswich Town v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Arsenal v Ipswich Town L 1-0 Premier League
24 Feb 2001 Ipswich Town v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
04 Mar 2001 Ipswich Town v Bradford City W 3-1 Premier League
10 Mar 2001 Aston Villa v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
17 Mar 2001 West Ham United v Ipswich Town W 0-1 Premier League
02 Apr 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town W 0-3 Premier League
10 Apr 2001 Ipswich Town v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
16 Apr 2001 Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town W 1-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Ipswich Town v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
30 Apr 2001 Charlton Athletic v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
07 May 2001 Ipswich Town v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Derby County v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
18 Aug 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town L 1-0 Premier League
21 Aug 2001 Ipswich Town v Derby County W 3-1 Premier League
25 Aug 2001 Ipswich Town v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
08 Sep 2001 Leicester City v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
16 Sep 2001 Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
20 Sep 2001 Ipswich Town v Torpedo Moskva D 1-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 2001 Manchester United v Ipswich Town L 4-0 Premier League
27 Sep 2001 Torpedo Moskva v Ipswich Town W 1-2
Agg: 2-3
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2001 Ipswich Town v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
13 Oct 2001 Ipswich Town v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
18 Oct 2001 Ipswich Town v Helsingborgs D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Oct 2001 Fulham v Ipswich Town D 1-1 Premier League
24 Oct 2001 Southampton v Ipswich Town D 3-3 Premier League
28 Oct 2001 Ipswich Town v West Ham United L 2-3 Premier League
01 Nov 2001 Helsingborgs v Ipswich Town W 1-3
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Nov 2001 Chelsea v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
18 Nov 2001 Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers L 1-2 Premier League
22 Nov 2001 Ipswich Town v Inter Milano W 1-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
25 Nov 2001 Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town D 0-0 Premier League
27 Nov 2001 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town L 4-1 League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 2001 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
06 Dec 2001 Inter Milano v Ipswich Town L 4-1
Agg: 4-2
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
09 Dec 2001 Ipswich Town v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
17 Dec 2001 Aston Villa v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
22 Dec 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Ipswich Town W 1-2 Premier League
26 Dec 2001 Ipswich Town v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
29 Dec 2001 Ipswich Town v Sunderland W 5-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2002 Charlton Athletic v Ipswich Town L 3-2 Premier League
12 Jan 2002 Ipswich Town v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
19 Jan 2002 Derby County v Ipswich Town W 1-3 Premier League
27 Jan 2002 Ipswich Town v Manchester City L 1-4 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 2002 Ipswich Town v Fulham W 1-0 Premier League
02 Feb 2002 Everton v Ipswich Town W 1-2 Premier League
09 Feb 2002 Ipswich Town v Liverpool L 0-6 Premier League
02 Mar 2002 Ipswich Town v Southampton L 1-3 Premier League
06 Mar 2002 Leeds United v Ipswich Town L 2-0 Premier League
13 Mar 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town L 2-1 Premier League
16 Mar 2002 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town D 2-2 Premier League
23 Mar 2002 Ipswich Town v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
30 Mar 2002 West Ham United v Ipswich Town L 3-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2002 Ipswich Town v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
06 Apr 2002 Bolton Wanderers v Ipswich Town L 4-1 Premier League
21 Apr 2002 Arsenal v Ipswich Town L 2-0 Premier League
24 Apr 2002 Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough W 1-0 Premier League
27 Apr 2002 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
11 May 2002 Liverpool v Ipswich Town L 5-0 Premier League
10 Aug 2002 Walsall v Ipswich Town W 0-2 League Division 1
15 Aug 2002 FC Avenir Beggen v Ipswich Town W 0-1 UEFA Cup Qualifying round 1st leg
18 Aug 2002 Ipswich Town v Leicester City W 6-1 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Millwall v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
26 Aug 2002 Ipswich Town v Bradford City L 1-2 League Division 1
29 Aug 2002 Ipswich Town v FC Avenir Beggen W 8-1
Agg: 9-1
UEFA Cup Qualifying round 2nd leg
01 Sep 2002 Preston North End v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Division 1
15 Sep 2002 Ipswich Town v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Sep 2002 Ipswich Town v Sartid Smederevo D 1-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 2002 Stoke City v Ipswich Town L 2-1 League Division 1
28 Sep 2002 Ipswich Town v Derby County L 0-1 League Division 1
03 Oct 2002 Sartid Smederevo v Ipswich Town W 0-1
Agg: 1-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
06 Oct 2002 Wimbledon v Ipswich Town W 0-1 League Division 1
08 Oct 2002 Grimsby Town v Ipswich Town L 3-0 League Division 1
12 Oct 2002 Ipswich Town v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Reading v Ipswich Town L 3-1 League Division 1
22 Oct 2002 Ipswich Town v Burnley D 2-2 League Division 1
26 Oct 2002 Ipswich Town v Gillingham L 0-1 League Division 1
31 Oct 2002 Ipswich Town v Slovan Liberec W 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Nov 2002 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Division 1
09 Nov 2002 Sheffield United v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Nov 2002 Slovan Liberec v Ipswich Town L 1-0
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Nov 2002 Watford v Ipswich Town W 0-2 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Ipswich Town v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town L 2-1 League Division 1
04 Dec 2002 Liverpool v Ipswich Town L 1-1 (4-5) League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2002 Ipswich Town v Rotherham United L 1-2 League Division 1
10 Dec 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Ipswich Town v Watford W 4-2 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Portsmouth v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Leicester City v Ipswich Town W 1-2 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Ipswich Town v Walsall W 3-2 League Division 1
01 Jan 2003 Ipswich Town v Millwall W 4-1 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 Ipswich Town v Morecambe W 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Burnley v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
18 Jan 2003 Ipswich Town v Preston North End W 3-0 League Division 1
25 Jan 2003 Sheffield United v Ipswich Town L 4-3 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2003 Bradford City v Ipswich Town L 2-0 League Division 1
08 Feb 2003 Ipswich Town v Sheffield United W 3-2 League Division 1
19 Feb 2003 Ipswich Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-4 League Division 1
22 Feb 2003 Ipswich Town v Grimsby Town D 2-2 League Division 1
02 Mar 2003 Norwich City v Ipswich Town W 0-2 League Division 1
05 Mar 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
08 Mar 2003 Ipswich Town v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 1
11 Mar 2003 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich Town W 0-1 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Ipswich Town v Reading W 3-1 League Division 1
22 Mar 2003 Ipswich Town v Brighton and Hove Albion D 2-2 League Division 1
05 Apr 2003 Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest L 3-4 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Coventry City v Ipswich Town W 2-4 League Division 1
18 Apr 2003 Ipswich Town v Portsmouth W 3-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Rotherham United v Ipswich Town L 2-1 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Ipswich Town v Wimbledon L 1-5 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Derby County v Ipswich Town W 1-4 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
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland US Nike Cup 3
2000-01 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
3
3
2000-01 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 8
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
2
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 5
1
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Unity Cup 1
1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2005-06 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
2005-06 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
09 Oct 1999 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
04 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v Mexico D 2-2 US NIKE CUP
06 Jun 2000 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 US NIKE CUP
11 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v South Africa W 2-1 US NIKE CUP
07 Oct 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2000 Republic of Ireland v Finland W 3-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
28 Mar 2001 Andorra v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
25 Apr 2001 Republic of Ireland v Andorra W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
02 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Jun 2001 Estonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
01 Sep 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Oct 2001 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
10 Nov 2001 Republic of Ireland v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Asia play-off
15 Nov 2001 Iran v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Asia play-off
13 Feb 2002 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 3-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v USA W 2-1 International Friendly
16 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Nigeria L 1-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Republic of Ireland v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
05 Jun 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Jun 2002 Saudi Arabia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
16 Jun 2002 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 1-1 (2-3) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Russia v Republic of Ireland L 4-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
16 Oct 2002 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
20 Nov 2002 Greece v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Georgia v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
02 Apr 2003 Albania v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
30 Apr 2003 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
11 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Georgia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
19 Aug 2003 Republic of Ireland v Australia W 2-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Russia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 10
11 Oct 2003 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 10
18 Nov 2003 Republic of Ireland v Canada W 3-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Republic of Ireland v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic W 2-1 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 1-0 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Nigeria v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UNITY CUP
02 Jun 2004 Jamaica v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UNITY CUP
05 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 International Friendly
10 Feb 2005 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Israel v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
04 Jun 2005 Republic of Ireland v Israel D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
17 Aug 2005 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
08 Oct 2005 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Oct 2005 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4


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