Andy Holdsworth

Andy Holdsworth
Personal information
Full name Andrew Holdsworth[1]
Date of birth (1984-01-29) 29 January 1984 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Pontefract, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sheffield Wednesday
(Development Phase Manager)
Youth career
0000–2003 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Huddersfield Town 231 (6)
2009–2011 Oldham Athletic 12 (0)
2011 Morecambe 14 (1)
2011 Alfreton Town 4 (0)
2011–2015 Guiseley 155 (12)
National team
2006 Football League U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:56, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Andrew Holdsworth, (born 29 January 1984)[2] is an English retired professional footballer who last played for Guiseley. He has previously played for Huddersfield Town, Oldham Athletic and Morecambe. He is currently the Professional Development Phase manager at Sheffield Wednesday[3]

Playing career

Huddersfield Town

A product of the Huddersfield Town academy, Holdsworth made his professional debut in the 2003–04 season aged 19. He was a substitute in the 2–1 victory over Bristol Rovers at the Galpharm Stadium and quickly went on to establish himself in the first team. During the season, playing at right-back, he made 39 league appearances (five as a substitute).

He scored his first professional goal against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in a League Cup tie which Huddersfield won 4–2, a goal which was aided by referee Mark Cooper's decision to play-on following a handball by Ben Clark.[4]

In late 2006, he was named on Alisdair Straughan's list of Huddersfield Town's Fans' Favourites, one of 6 members of the then current squad to be named.

In April 2007, Holdsworth signed an extension to his contract, which would see him stay at the Galpharm until 2009.[5] After a move from full back into midfield, he scored his first two goals of the season in the final league match of 2006–07 at home to Leyton Orient where Huddersfield won 3–1.

On 26 April 2008, Holdsworth was named Town's Player of the Year, with 40% of the votes. Second was goalkeeper Matt Glennon and third was Andy Booth.[6]

Oldham Athletic

On 26 May 2009, after failing to agree a new contract, he left Huddersfield Town. After playing 2 friendlies for Bradford City, he was offered a two-year deal at Oldham Athletic, which he accepted. He played fifteen games for the club before being released on 28 January 2011.[7]


In January 2011, Holdsworth signed with Morecambe until the end of the season,[8] and made his debut against Accrington Stanley on 1 February 2011.[9] He was released at the end of the season.[10]

Alfreton Town

On 31 August 2011, Holdsworth joined Alfreton Town of the Conference National. He took the number 23 shirt.[11]


In October 2011, after four appearances for Alfreton, he joined Guiseley. He made his debut against Workington A.F.C., helping Guiseley to a 3–0 win thanks to goals from Danny Forrest, Ciaron Toner and striker Gavin Allot. He now plays Right-back after the absence of Jamie Clarke. In the season of 2014–15 with the Introduction of right-back Ryan Toulson, Mark Bower moved move Holdsworth back into midfield where he is a great threat in front of goal. He was named club captain for the season, leading Guiseley to promotion to National league. Soon after Guiseley released Holdsworth. [12]

International career

In January 2006, Holdsworth was selected in the squad to represent the Football League u-21 side in a match against the Italian football league u-21s.[13]





  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0.
  2. ^ Huddersfield Town Player Profile Archived 8 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 30 June 2010.
  3. ^ Archived 10 September 2018 at [Error: unknown archive URL]. Retrieved on 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ Sunderland 2–4 Huddersfield. BBC. Retrieved on 7 May 2007.
  5. ^ Holdsworth pens new Terriers deal. BBC. Retrieved on 9 May 2007.
  6. ^ "New contract for Glennon". 7 May 2008. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Holdsworth leaves Latics". Oldham Athletic. 28 January 2011. Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Shrimps sign two". 28 January 2011. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Accrington Stanley 1–1 Morecambe". 1 February 2011. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Shrimps announce released list". 17 May 2011. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Squad strengthened on Deadline Day". 30 August 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  12. ^ "Holdsworth Joins Guiseley". Blue Square North. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2012. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Taylor reveals U-21 squad. BBC. Retrieved on 7 May 2007.

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