Tom Holley (15 November 1913 – September 1992) was a professional footballer who played for Sunderland, Barnsley and Leeds United.
Born in Wolverhampton, he began his career with Sunderland at the turn of the 1930s, joining Barnsley later in the decade and guesting for Huddersfield Town during World War II. He signed for Leeds United for £3,750 in July 1936 and became team captain, playing in the centre half position. He guested for Huddersfield Town during World War II but returned to Leeds after the war had ended and remained there until retiring at the end of the 1948-49 season. He had played a total of 169 games for Leeds, scoring once.
After retiring from playing, he found himself a career in journalism as a football writer for the Yorkshire Evening Post and then The Sunday People, before retiring and moving to Majorca. He returned to England and Yorkshire in 1989, dying there in September 1992 at the age of 78.
Huddersfield Town Association Football Club is a professional football club based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, which competes in the EFL Championship. The team have played home games at the Kirklees Stadium since moving from Leeds Road in 1994. The club colours of blue and white stripes were adopted in 1913. Their nickname, "The Terriers", was taken in 1969. Huddersfield's current emblem is based on the town's coat of arms. The team have long-standing West Yorkshire derby rivalries with Bradford City and Leeds United.
Andrew Beattie was a Scottish professional football player and manager. He was the first manager of the Scottish national team.
Frank Stewart Worthington was an English footballer who played as a forward. Worthington was born into a footballing family in Shelf, near Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire. Both of his parents had played the game and his two older brothers, Dave and Bob, became professional footballers, both began their careers with Halifax Town. His nephew Gary was also a professional footballer.
Simon Nicholas Grayson is an English professional football manager and former player who is the current head coach of Indian Super League club Bengaluru.
Michael James Buxton is a former footballer and football manager in England. He has managed Huddersfield Town, Scunthorpe United and Sunderland.
William Ballintrae Gillespie was an Irish football player who played as a striker for Sheffield United over a twenty-year period from 1913 to 1932, scoring over 137 League and Cup goals in 492 games for the South Yorkshire side. Gillespie was born in Kerrykeel, County Donegal, Ireland and began his career with Irish side Institute in 1907. After a short spell with Linfield he moved to England to play for Leeds City in 1910 before moving to Sheffield United in 1912, where he would stay until he retired from playing. Gillespie also made 25 appearances for the Ireland national team. In 1932 he took over as manager of Derry City where he remained until 1940. After leaving Derry, Gillespie moved to the south of England where he lived until his death in 1981.
The 1999–2000 season was the 120th season of competitive football in England.
Paul Heckingbottom is an English football coach and former player who is currently manager of Premier League club Sheffield United. Heckingbottom played as a defender for several English clubs, including Sunderland, Scarborough, Hartlepool United, Darlington, Norwich City, Bradford City, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Mansfield Town.
Eric Victor Webber was an English footballer, playing as a centre-half, and manager.
Clyde Wijnhard is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a striker.
Edward Terence (Terry) Curran is an English former professional footballer whose career lasted from 1975 to 1988. Curran was an attacking midfielder, who could also play as a winger, and as an out and out striker. During his 13-year career Curran played for many clubs, although he is especially remembered by Sheffield Wednesday supporters for his part in launching the clubs revival during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Glynn Snodin is an English football coach, and former professional player.
Charles Kenneth Willingham was a professional footballer, born in Sheffield. As a school boy he captained the Yorkshire Schools' team and won the half-mile county running championship.
Colin Grainger was an English footballer, as well as being a former singer and recording artist. As a footballer he played as an outside left and had a 16-year career in the Football League from 1950 to 1966. He came from a footballing family: brother Jack Grainger, brother-in-law Jim Iley, and first cousins Dennis Grainger, Jack Grainger and Edwin Holliday all played professionally. He got married in 1956 and had two children.
Ralph Rodgerson was an English professional footballer who made 53 appearances in the Football League playing as a full back for Huddersfield Town and Leeds United. He was on the books of Burnley without playing for their first team, played in the Scottish League for Dundee both during the First World War and afterwards, and played non-League football for Pallion Institute, Sunderland West End, Spennymoor United and Carlisle United.
James Moore was an English professional footballer, who played as a forward for various clubs, including Barnsley, either side of the First World War. He was on the Barnsley club that won the FA Cup in 1912.
George Holley was an English professional footballer who spent most of his career as an inside forward with Sunderland, helping them claim the Football League title in 1913. He was also joint top scorer in the First Division in 1911–12 and represented England ten times, scoring eight goals.
Albert Edward Jepson was an English footballer who played as an outside right for Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion in the 1920s and 1930s.
John Samuel Foster was an English footballer who played as a forward for various clubs in the 1900s. After retiring as a player, he became a manager.
William Hopkins, also commonly known as Pop or Bill Hopkins, was an English professional footballer who made 183 appearances in the Football League playing as a centre half for Sunderland, Leeds City, South Shields, Hartlepools United and Durham City. After his playing career, he worked as a trainer with several Football League clubs.