For the first time the Socceroos qualification route for the World Cup was through the Asian Confederation. The Socceroos were one of the first teams to book their ticket to South Africa. Brett played in seven World Cup qualification matches, of which there are four “The Socceroo” programmes. The number of manufacturers of cards and particularly stickers started to increase for the 2010 World Cup and has continued at an almost exponential rate every four years. There are five Brett Holman 2010 World cup stickers and three cards including a very nicely designed Argentinian Card. The other notable item, is a Unleash 2010 postcard sized Brett Holman card (featured left). At the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup, Brett played in all three matches and scored a goal against Ghana and a spectacular one in the final group match against Serbia. There are match day tickets from his three matches as well as Official World Cup programme.
Brett continued to play at AZ for another two seasons and the collection comprises a further three match day programmes, including an August 2010 UEFA Europa League Matchday programme against FK Atobe from Khazakhstan. There is also a Plus Pop-Up Card and Official Club card from the 2011-12 Season. The most unusual item in the whole collection is a hand clapper from a 2012 Eredivisie match against PSV with Brett celebrating a goal.
In 2012-13 he transferred to English Premier League club Aston Villa, There are three Holman cards, two of them by illustrator Robert Hood and a Match Day Programme. At the end of that season the transferred to Al Nasr in the UAE Pro League and then after two seasons played at the Emirates Club in the same league.
Brett played in eleven World Cup Qualifying matches for Brazil 2014 with only three World Cup Qualifier programmes in the collection. There are also three international friendly programmes. Nevertheless with the Socceroos qualifying for their 3rd World Cup in a row, Brett Holman appears on seven stickers and five cards. The most interesting card is produced by SE Products, who only produced the one A-League & Socceroo set but this set widely regarded by collectors as their favourite. From SE Products Road to Rio sub-set, honouring every Socceroo that played in World Cup qualifiers, the back of his card states “…the quiet achiever… a key factor in a number of roles. Proved in South Africa he has the ability to score key goals at the big moments”. However prior to new Socceroo Coach Ange Postecoglou picking his 2104 World Cup squad for Brazil, Brett announced his retirement from international football.
In 2016 he returned to Australia and played his three seasons with Brisbane Roar. The collection finishes with a Perth Glory Match Day programme where he appears on the cover and two Tap’n Play cards.