Alex Henshall

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Alex Henshall
Personal information
Full name Alex Charles Henshall[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Swindon, England
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
Number 23
Youth career
Swindon Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Manchester City 0 (0)
2013 Chesterfield (loan) 7 (0)
2013 Bristol Rovers (loan) 2 (1)
2014 Ipswich Town (loan) 0 (0)
2014– Ipswich Town 4 (0)
National team
2009–2010 England U16 3 (0)
2010–2011 England U17 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:54, 17 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alex Charles Henshall (born 15 February 1994) is an English footballer who plays for Ipswich Town as a winger after being released by Manchester City.

Career[edit]

Manchester City[edit]

Henshall joined Manchester City from Swindon Town on 10 June 2010, after being named on the Swindon substitute's bench twice. Henshall spent eight years at Swindon Town as part of the academy setup before joining Manchester City at the age of sixteen for an undisclosed fee.[2][3][4] He made his debut for the City academy on 25 July, and won a penalty which started off an 8–0 rout against German side Empor Berlin.[5] City coach Scott Sellars said that Henshall "was a real threat" and "looks like a real talent".[6]

At the end of the 2013–14 season, Henshall was released by the club upon the expiry of his contract.[7]

Chesterfield (loan)[edit]

On 30 January 2013, Sky Sports reported that Coventry City were considering a loan move for Henshall.[8] On 22 February 2013, Henshall joined Chesterfield on a one-month-loan-deal.[9] He made his debut on 23 February, replacing Jay O'Shea in the 53rd minute of a 1–0 defeat at home to league leaders Gillingham.[10] He made his full debut three days later, starting in a 0–0 draw at home to Aldershot Town, although he was replaced at half-time by Jack Lester.[11] On 28 March, his loan deal was extended by Chesterfield until the end of the season.[12] On 29 April, his loan deal ended and he returned to Manchester City.[13]

Bristol Rovers (loan)[edit]

On 17 October, along with Birmingham City defender Will Packwood, he signed on a month-long loan for League Two club Bristol Rovers.[14] Upon arrival, Rovers manager John Ward said that "Alex comes looking for an opportunity to get his career going again, "We've spoken to the guys at Manchester City and he is another player that they have high hopes for. "He obviously would like to ignite his career in the Premier League with Manchester City, which is an extremely difficult thing for a young player to do. "He is an ambitious young man and I admire his desire to come out in a bid to improve his own career. He's quite direct in his play and likes to run at defenders."[15] He made his debut two days later, replacing Ryan Brunt in the 63rd minute of a 1–0 defeat at home to Wycombe Wanderers.[16] In the following game on 22 October, he scored his first professional career goal in a 2–1 defeat away to Accrington Stanley.[17] After making two appearance and scoring once for the club, it announced that Henshall will have his loan spell with Bristol Rovers extended.[18]

Ipswich Town (loan)[edit]

On 24 March 2014, Henshall joined Championship side Ipswich Town on a youth loan until the end of the 2013–14 season.[19]

Ipswich Town[edit]

After leaving Manchester City, Henshall joined Ipswich Town as a free agent by signing a two-year contract on 27 June 2014.[20] Henshall said: "Ipswich was always at the top of my list when I knew I would be moving on and it was an easy decision for me to make. I spoke to my family and my agent but it was a no-brainer really. I know what the manager wants from me and I like working under him and with the Club moving forward in the right direction, everything felt right."[21] He made his debut for the club on 12 August, starting in a League Cup match which Ipswich lost 1-0 to Crawley Town in extra-time.[22]

International career[edit]

Henshall made his England under-16 debut on 15 October 2009, in a 1–0 win against Wales.[23] He made his debut for the under-17 team on 3 August 2010, in a 5–0 win against Finland,[24] in the first round of the Nordic Tournament, which England went on to win by defeating Sweden 2–1 in the final, with Henshall playing 67 minutes before being substituted.[25] He scored his first goal for the side on 27 February 2011, in a 2–2 draw against host nation Portugal in the Algarve tournament.[26] He played in all of England's games at the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, helping England reach the semi-finals.[27] He also represented England at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, playing in the final group-stage game, a 2–0 win against Uruguay,[28] and helping England to reach the quarter-final stage.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 August 2014.[30]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2012–13 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2013–14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Ipswich Town (loan) 2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ipswich Town 2014–15 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists". Premier League. 23 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Manchester City sign Alex Henshall" The Sun. 11 June 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  3. ^ "City land Robins starlet" Sky Sports. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Swindon Town's Alex Henshall to join Manchester City" BBC Sport. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Empor Berlin 0 Man City Academy 8 – Berlin goalfest for Boy Blues" Manchester City F.C. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Henshall makes a fine start" Manchester City F.C. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Clubs submit retained and released lists". Premier League Website. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Transfer News: Coventry linked with Manchester City's Alex Henshall" Sky Sports. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Chesterfield sign Jordan Clark and Alex Henshall on loan" BBC Sport. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Chesterfield 0–1 Gillingham" BBC Sport. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Chesterfield 0–0 Aldershot" BBC Sport. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Smith extends Spireites stay". skysports.com (Sky Sports). 28 March 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Seven released by Spireites". skysports.com (Sky Sports). 29 April 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Bristol Rovers: Will Packwood & Alex Henshall sign on loan" BBC Sport. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  15. ^ "VIDEO: Bristol Rovers boss John ward delighted by loan signings of Alex Henshall and Will Packwood" This is Bristol. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Bristol Rovers 0–1 Wycombe" BBC Sport. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  17. ^ "Accrington Stanley 2–1 Bristol Rovers" BBC Sport. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  18. ^ "Ward – Both teams had a real go". Bristol Rovers FC. 16 November 2013. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Alex Henshall joins on loan". Ipswich Town FC. 24 March 2014. Archived from the original on 201. 
  20. ^ "Alex signs two year deal". Ipswich Town FC. 27 June 2014. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "No brainer for Alex". Ipswich Town FC. 27 June 2014. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Crawley Town 1-0 Ipswich Town" BBC Sport. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  23. ^ "The FA.com – Alex Henshall" TheFA.com. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  24. ^ "Finland 0–5 England" TheFA.com. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  25. ^ "England 2–1 Sweden" TheFA.com. 8 August 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  26. ^ "Portugal 2–2 England" TheFA.com. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  27. ^ "Holland vs England" TheFA.com. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  28. ^ "Uruguay 0–2 England" TheFA.com. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  29. ^ "Germany vs England" TheFA.com. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  30. ^ Alex Henshall career stats at Soccerbase

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