Les Henley

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Les Henley
Personal information
Full name Leslie Henley
Date of birth September 26, 1922
Place of birth Lambeth, London, England
Date of death 1996
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1940-1946 Arsenal 0 (0)
1944-1945 West Ham United (guest) 0 (0)
1946-1953 Reading 181 (29)
Teams managed
Bohemians
1955-1971 Wimbledon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Leslie "Les" Henley (September 26, 1922 – 1996) was an English former footballer and manager.

Career[edit]

Playing[edit]

Born in Lambeth, London, Henley started his career with Arsenal in September 1940.[1] He played 92 wartime matches for the club, scoring 15 goals - his only competitive game for the senior side being an FA Cup match against West Ham United in 1946.[2] During this time he also guested for West Ham United in 1944-45.[3] In December 1946 he joined Reading, and there he made 181 appearances and scored 29 goals in the league.[1]

Managerial[edit]

He managed Bohemians after leaving Reading.[4] He managed from Wimbledon 1955 until 1971.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. pp. p282. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ Harris, Jeff & Hogg, Tony (ed.) (1995). Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 1-899429-03-4. 
  3. ^ "West Ham Player List". 
  4. ^ "READING : 1946/47 - 2006/07". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2007-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Les Henley's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-11-01.