Derby County was formed in 1884.
Samuel Holmes played as "inside forward" for Derby County in the Football League seasons 1889-90 and 1890-91.
His debut came 26 December 1889 against Bolton, in which he scored a goal in a 3-2 win.
1889-90: 9 appearances scored 3 goals
1890-91: 12 appearances scored 5 goals
His last match for Derby was against Sunderland, 7 February 1891. After that season he joined Burton.
with thanks to Sveinung Økland
Derby County football kit for 1889–1890 and 1890–1891 when Samuel Holmes played for them.
Derby Daily Telegraph
Saturday October 18, 1890
DERBY COUNTY v ASTON VILLA
In this League match, to be played on the Derbys County ground tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon, the home team will be as follows:– Haddow, goal; A. Goodall and W. Hopkins, backs; B. hambers, J.Walker, and W. Roulstone, half backs; G.Bakewell and J. McLachlan, right wing; J.Goodall, centre; J. Nelson and S.Holms, left wing.
|Samuel||Holmes||Head||45||Grocer & farmer||Ashover|
|Hannah R||Holmes||daughter||16||school teacher||Crich|
RG11 piece 3415 folio 9 page 12
|Samuel||Holmes||Head||55||Grocer & farmer||Lea|
RG12 piece 2746 folio 83 page 18