Henry Newton (footballer)

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Henry Newton
Personal information
Full name Henry Newton
Date of birth (1944-02-18) 18 February 1944 (age 71)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963-1970 Nottingham Forest 282 (17)
1970-1973 Everton 77 (5)
1973-1977 Derby County 117 (5)
1977–1978 Walsall 16 (0)
National team
1964-1967 England under-23 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Henry Newton (born 18 February 1944) is an English former football midfielder, who made almost 500 league appearances for Football League teams during the 1960s and 1970s.[1]

He started at his home town club Nottingham Forest and played 282 League matches for them.[1] In total he made 315 senior appearances for them, scoring 15 goals, and he was at the club when they finished runners-up in the Football League First Division in 1966-67.[2]

He left the club in 1970 to join Everton and played his first game for the "Toffees" on 17 October 1970. He was to make 85 senior appearances and score 6 goals for them before moving to Derby County, his last game for the club coming in September 1973.[3]

Newton made over 100 League appearances at Derby before finishing his career at Walsall.[1]

Newton was capped by the England under-23 side on four occasions, making his debut on 25 November 1964 against Romania.[4] Newton also played for the Football League XI in 1970, in a match against the Scottish League XI.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Henry Newton". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Times Top 50 Forest players (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Everton Player Stats: Henry Newton". Everton FC. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Tony Williams and Roy Peskett (compilers) (1971). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971–72. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0-362-00094-8. 
  5. ^ "CORMACK GOAL REVIVES SCOTS: Football League 3, Scottish League 2". The Herald (Glasgow). 19 March 1970. p. 6. Retrieved 31 January 2015.