Kevin Holt
Kevin Holt
Kevin Holt
● Kevin Holt, 2020 (FMD)

born in Scotland

Kevin Holt was born on Monday, 25th January, 1993, in Dumfries.

The 6' 1 (10st 4lbs) defender signed for Ian McCall's Thistle on Wednesday, 19th May, 2021, having most recently been with Ermis Aradippou.

Aged 28, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 26th June, 2021, in a 3-2 friendly win away to Kelty Hearts.

Kevin scored his first goal for the Jags on Saturday, 7th August, 2021, in a 3-0 win away to Dunfermline Athletic in the SPFL Championship.

He scored the last of his 14 goals on Friday, 26th May, 2023, in a 5-0 win away to Ayr United in the SPFL Premiership play-offs.

He played his last game for the club on Sunday, 4th June, 2023, in a 3-1 defeat away to Ross County in the SPFL Premiership play-offs, having appeared for the Jags on 88 occasions.

At July, 2023, Kevin's club-list included Queen of the South, Dundee, Pafos, Ermis Aradippou, Partick Thistle and Dundee United.

Bio Extra

Ian McCall’s first signing of the summer on 19th May 2021. The defender was making a return to Scottish football after a stint in Cyprus with Ermis Aradippou where he was a regular during the 2020/21 term. He also had a previous spell in Cyprus with Pafos. Kevin’s professional career began with Queen of the South in 2011 where he spent four seasons after making his senior debut, racking up over 100 appearances. Then he made the move to Dundee where he stayed for three years before a foreign challenge with Pafos lured him overseas. A brief return to Palmerston separated his two spells in the Mediterranean during which he played 33 times and scored twice.

In his debut season as a Jag, Holt quickly established himself as a fans’ favourite whether he was playing at full-back or centre-half. His campaign got off to a good start as he scored twice in his first four league games before going on to play his part in a club record clean sheet run towards the end of the year. The number three garnered further fanfare when he scored late winners in back-to-back games in March 2022, against Inverness and Queen of the South at Firhill. His performances over the course of the season earned him a place in the PFA Scotland Championship Team of the Year.

Holt's tremendous worth to Thistle was underlined in 2022-23, playing in central defence or at left back as required when injuries meant the pack had to be re-shuffled. It wasn’t just at the back that Kevin made an impact on the side; he also presented a dangerous threat in the opposition box, with 14 goals during his two seasons in red and yellow. Hitting the 9 goal mark in 2022-23, he became the highest scoring Thistle defender since Scott McCulloch notched 10 in the promotion-winning season of 2005-06. Alas, his last action as a Jag was to miss a penalty in the play-offs final shoot-out at Dingwall in June 2023, and a glorious promotion opportunity was lost. Signed a one-year deal with relegated Dundee United in the summer of 2023.


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