Holman (Snr), Harry

Birth Date

25th September 1920


Exeter, Devon



Biographical Text

Exeter-born Harry Holman had a run of first-team games for Exeter City towards the end of 1946 before having a short spell with Southampton. Father of Harry Holman who played for the club in the 1970s.

He made a rapid rise through the ranks at St James’ Park. Playing for the reserves and local side, Buddle Lane, he was signed as a part-time professional in December 1946 and went straight into the first team as the club were without three centre-forwards due to injury. Making his debut against Bristol Rovers, he started his senior career by netted twice in the 3-2 home win. Those were to be only goals he scored in the league as he featured in the next three matches without hitting the target and was released at the end of the season.

He subsequently joined Southampton but never played a league match for his new club before signing for Barnstaple Town in October 1949. The father of Harry Holman who played for Exeter City in the 1970s, Harry died in 1977 in Exeter.







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