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David Holdsworth
Personal information
Full name David Gary Holdsworth
Date of birth 8 November 1968 (1968-11-08) (age 41)
Place of birth    Walthamstow, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Mansfield Town (Manager)
Youth career
Watford
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1986–1996
1996–1999
1999–2002
2002
2002
2002–2003
2003–2005
Watford
Sheffield United
Birmingham City
Walsall (loan)
Bolton Wanderers
Scarborough
Gretna
Total
258 (10)
093 0(4)
085 0(7)
009 0(1)
000 0(0)
016 0(1)
032 0(0)
493 (23)   
National team
1989 England U21 001 0(0)
Teams managed
2008
2008–
Ilkeston Town
Mansfield Town

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

David Gary Holdsworth (born 8 November 1968) is an English former professional footballer who is currently manager of Conference National club Mansfield Town.

His twin brother Dean, is also an ex-professional footballer, now managing Newport County, both brothers having taken up their current positions in May 2008.

He played as a centre half for Watford, Sheffield United, Birmingham City, Walsall, Bolton Wanderers, Scarborough and Gretna, and was capped once for England at Under-21 level. Whilst at Bolton he played one game alongside his brother.

After retiring from playing he became reserve team manager at Gretna, where he was appointed director of youth development in May 2006,[1] but was sacked in a cost-cutting exercise a few months later.[2] On 20 May 2008, Holdsworth was appointed to his first managerial role, taking over at Northern Premier League Premier Division side Ilkeston Town from Nigel Jemson, the first appointment of new owner Check Whyte.[3]

On 29 December 2008 Holdsworth was appointed as the new manager of Conference National club Mansfield Town having lead Ilkeston to sixth in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, ten points off first placed Hednesford Town with two games in hand.[4]

Holdsworth's house was featured on an episode of Through the Keyhole.

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