Jim Holmes (footballer)
James Black Holmes (born 8 December 1954) is a Scottish former footballer.
|Full name||James Black Holmes|
|Date of birth||8 December 1954|
|Place of birth||Hamilton, Scotland|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 February 2011|
Holmes began his career at junior club Muirkirk, before moving into the senior game with Partick Thistle before becoming a legend at Greenock Morton. He won three Scottish First Division winners medals: 1977–78, 1983–84 and 1986–87. In May 1987, after being voted the SPFA First Division Footballer of the Year, he captained the Scottish semi-professionals in an end of season tournament against Holland, England & Italy.
He finished off his career with spells at Falkirk, Alloa Athletic and Arbroath. After retiring as a player, he became the assistant manager at his final club Arbroath, and later became a school janitor in Rutherglen.
His son Graeme Holmes is also a footballer who played for several clubs including Morton.
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