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Joseph Holyhead

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Playing position  Half-back
Name  Joseph Holyhead
1903–1907  Burslem Port Vale
Years  Team

1902–1903  Wolverhampton Wanderers

Joseph Holyhead (1 November 1880 – 1944) was a footballer who played at half-back for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burslem Port Vale. He made 129 league appearances in the Football League between 1902 and 1907. He also represented Wednesbury Old Athletic and Kidderminster Harriers.


Playing career

Holyhead played for Wednesbury Old Athletic, before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1902. He played six First Division games at Molineux in the 1902–03 season. He joined Burslem Port Vale in September 1903. He made 27 Second Division appearances and eight cup appearances in 1903–04. He scored his first FA Cup goal on 19 November 1903, in a 6–0 win over Stockport County at the Athletic Ground. He scored his first league goal on 9 April 1904, in a 3–1 home win over Burton United. Holyhead featured 38 times in 1904–05, and found the net once in a 2–1 defeat to Bradford City at Valley Parade. He played 30 games in 1905–06, and scored in a 3–3 home draw with Glossop and a 4–1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. He made 39 appearances in the 1906–07 campaign, and scored in home wins over Grimsby Town and Stockport County. He was forced to leave the club in the summer due to the club's worsening financial crisis. He briefly returned to Wednesbury Old Athletic, before moving on to Kidderminster Harriers.


  • Sourced from Joseph Holyhead profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  • References

    Joseph Holyhead Wikipedia

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