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Bolton Wanderers FC Player Profiles

Posted 28th September 2013 at 12:00 pm

Stuart Holden joined Bolton in January 2010 from Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo.

2011/12 proved to be a season of huge frustration for the American, as a series of injury setbacks meant that he made just one appearance against Aston Villa in a League Cup clash in September.

His career with Bolton really took off at the start of the 2010/11 season when he became a focal point in central midfield in his first full season, emerging as a huge fans' favourite.

He chipped in with some important goals in that campaign and his displays were recognised amongst the Wanderers faithful when he received the 2011 Bolton Wanderers Player of the Year trophy.

In the summer of 2010 Holden played a part in the USA's World Cup campaign, helping them reach the last 16 of the competition before losing to Ghana.

Holden, who was born in Scotland, arrived at the Reebok with a reputation of being an attack-minded midfielder, who has spent the vast majority of his career in the MLS. 

Prior to his move to Bolton, the 26-year-old represented Houston Dynamo for three-and-a-half years, helping the Texas-based club to become the MLS Cup Winners in 2006.

Holden's deal at the Reebok will run until the summer of 2013.

Career History