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Real Name: Christopher James Holland
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'9
Weight: 11st 5lbs
Born: 11/09/1975(Whalley)

Chris HollandHolland started his career as a trainee at Preston North End in 1993, making just one league appearance as a substitute before signing for Premier League club Newcastle United on 20 January 1994 for a fee of 100,000. However, an eye injury sustained during an ammonia attack left him with partial sight effectively ruining his top flight career and he joined Birmingham City on loan on 3 September 1996. The loan was made permanent in October 1996 for a fee of 600,000. He played over 70 games during his three years at the club.

On 3 February 2000 Holland joined Huddersfield Town for a fee of 100,000, where he scored the first goal of his professional career, a winner against Nottingham Forest on 21 March 2000.

He played regularly for three seasons, but when told by manager Peter Jackson that a new contract would not be offered at the end of the 2003-04 season, he chose to join League Two club Boston United in March 2004 where he made 85 league appearances.

After two years playing regularly, he signed an 18 month contract with Conference Southport on 31 January 2007 on a free transfer, nearer his Lancashire home.
Despite Southport's relegation to the Conference North at the end of the 200607 season, Holland agreed a new contract and was appointed club captain. Holland was a vital part of the Southport side in the 200708 season. He scored his first goal for the club at Hyde United with his next goal coming three weeks later in Southport's 31 victory at his old club Boston United.

Holland is a former England youth and Under 21 international. He won the first of his under-21 caps while at Newcastle.



Season From To Value
2007/2008 Southport LEIGH RMI Free
2006/2007 BOSTON UNITED Southport Free



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
2006/2007 1700
2007/2008 4202
Total 59 0 2

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
04/05/2008 PLAY OFFS / 2LA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 1 - 2
30/04/2008 PLAY OFFS / 1LH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 1 - 0
26/04/2008 League / Conference NorthA VAUXHALL MOTORS 2 - 1
22/04/2008 League / Conference NorthH LEIGH RMI 2 - 0
18/04/2008 League / Conference NorthA NUNEATON BOROUGH 2 - 0
15/04/2008 League / Conference NorthH ALFRETON TOWN 1 - 0
12/04/2008 League / Conference NorthH KETTERING TOWN 0 - 1
05/04/2008 League / Conference NorthA SOLIHULL MOORS 1 - 4
02/04/2008 Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN CHORLEY 4 - 1
29/03/2008 League / Conference NorthH BOSTON UNITED 2 - 2

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
04/05/2008 PLAY OFFS / 2LA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 1 - 2
30/04/2008 PLAY OFFS / 1LH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 1 - 0
26/04/2008 League / Conference NorthA VAUXHALL MOTORS 2 - 1
22/04/2008 League / Conference NorthH LEIGH RMI 2 - 0
18/04/2008 League / Conference NorthA NUNEATON BOROUGH 2 - 0
15/04/2008 League / Conference NorthH ALFRETON TOWN 1 - 0
12/04/2008 League / Conference NorthH KETTERING TOWN 0 - 1
05/04/2008 League / Conference NorthA SOLIHULL MOORS 1 - 4
02/04/2008 Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN CHORLEY 4 - 1
29/03/2008 League / Conference NorthH BOSTON UNITED 2 - 2

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
01/12/2007League / Conference NorthA BOSTON UNITED 2 - 1
10/11/2007League / Conference NorthA HYDE UNITED 3 - 1

Related News Articles

Big Interview: Chris Holland (LEP)

Published Date: 23 February 2007 By Tony Dewhurst Chris Holland is a purposeful and courageous man. When he strides across a room for an appointment, you half expect him to break into a run, nutmeg you and charge head-first through the door. He looks sturdy and strong, and it is 13 years since he

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