Ray Holden

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Ray Holden
Personal information
Full name Ray Holden
Date of birth (1959-09-03) 3 September 1959 (age 59)
Original team(s) Tuart Hill
Draft No. 17, 1982 interstate draft
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1979–1983 West Perth 79
1984 Melbourne 3 (1)
1985–1986 Perth 16
1987–1988 West Perth 18
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1988.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ray Holden (born 3 September 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He also played for West Perth and Perth in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).[1]

Holden played his first game for West Perth in 1979 but wasn't a regular section until 1981. He was joined by his former Tuart Hill coach Dennis Cometti in 1982 and in the same year played three interstate football matches for Western Australia, starring at full-back against both South Australia and Victoria.[2]

He only made three appearances with Melbourne in 1984, having been unable to play in his favoured full-back position, which had been taken up by Danny Hughes, another first year player.[3]

Unable to transfer back to West Perth as they believed Melbourne were asking for an exorbitant amount of money, Holden was instead signed by Perth. After two injury plagued seasons, Holden returned to West Perth, where he would finish his WAFL career.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  2. ^ a b Full Points Footy: Ray Holden (West Perth, Melbourne, Perth) Archived 18 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ AFL Tables: Ray Holden