Paul Hendrie

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Paul Hendrie
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Personal information
Date of birth (1954-03-27) 27 March 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
–1972 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1976 Birmingham City 22 (1)
1976–1977 Portland Timbers 37 (1)
1977–1979 Bristol Rovers 30 (1)
1979–1984 Halifax Town 187 (11)
1984–1989 Stockport County 121 (5)
Teams managed
1991–1995 Redditch United
1995–2001 Tamworth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Hendrie (born 27 March 1954 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former professional footballer. He is the father of Tamworth F.C. midfielder Lee Hendrie who made a late substitute appearance for England in 1998.[1] Another son, Stuart, currently plays for Hinckley United. Stuart Hendrie's nephew, John Hendrie, is also a Scottish former professional footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Paul Hendrie had been playing in his native Scotland in the junior set up at Kirkintilloch Rob Roy. Hendrie moved South in March 1972 to join Birmingham City. He was unable to establish himself as a regular in the first team at St. Andrews and left in 1976 to join NASL side Portland Timbers.[2]

Paul's son, Lee Hendrie was born in Birmingham in May 1977 and in September 1977 Paul Hendrie joined Bristol Rovers. In two seasons with Rovers he scored one goal in the 30 league appearances that he made.[2]

In July 1979 Paul Hendrie joined Halifax Town for a fee of £5,000. In January 1980, he notably scored the goal that put top flight team Manchester City out of the FA Cup in the third round. Hendrie made nearly 200 league appearances for Halifax.[2]

Hendrie joined Stockport County in August 1984 for a fee of £1,500. Again he made over 100 league appearances and he ended his league career with Stockport in the 1988-89 season.[2]

He subsequently played non-league football for Nuneaton Borough,[2] Bath City and Burton Albion.

Managerial career[edit]

Redditch United[edit]

Hendrie joined Redditch United in November 1991, staying just over three years with limited success.

Tamworth[edit]

In February 1995 he left to manager Tamworth and in his first season he guided the club from near relegation to within a point of promotion. However, the next season the Southern League Midland Division title, and with it promotion, was achieved after a 5-0 win at Stafford Rangers, with the overall margin of victory at the end of the season, a massive 26 points.

The next season in the Southern League Premier Division, 1997–1998, Tamworth finished 15th enough. The following season Tamworth finished mid-table after a 9th place finish, but also reached the first round of the FA Cup, losing 4-1 in a replay at Exeter City after a 2-2 draw at the Lamb.

The next season Tamworth finished 6th and yet again reach the first round of the FA Cup, before an extra time winner by Bury saw them triumph 2-1 after yet again another 2-2 draw at the Lamb.

In December 2001 Hendrie was sacked due to the club being stuck in the relegation zone,[3] and at the start of the new year Gary Mills was appointed manager.

Career honours[edit]

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Graham Selby
Redditch United manager
1991-1995
Succeeded by
Mike Tuohy