Adam Henley

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Adam Henley
Personal information
Full name Adam David Henley[1]
Date of birth (1994-06-14) June 14, 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Blackburn Rovers
Number 2
Youth career
2001–2011 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Blackburn Rovers 78 (1)
National team
2010 Wales U19 10 (0)
2012– Wales U21 3 (0)
2015– Wales 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:22, 21 July 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:22, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Adam David Henley (born 14 June 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Blackburn Rovers. He can operate in both the right-back and striker slot. Born in Tennessee, USA to a Welsh mother and American father, he moved with his family when he was two years old to England, where he was raised.

Club career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Henley was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to a Welsh mother and an American father and moved with his family to Chorley in England when he was two years old. He attended Clayton-le-Woods Church of England Primary School, and St Michael's High School. Before joining the Blackburn Rovers Academy, Henley spent some time in the youth system of Manchester United.

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

A speedy full back who can play either on the right or the left, Henley quickly progressed from the Blackburn Rovers academy to become a regular member of the reserve squad.[citation needed]

Henley made his first appearance for the senior squad on 16 July 2011, coming on as a late substitute in their pre-season match against Accrington Stanley.[2] He was also a part of the first team squad that traveled to Hong Kong to play in the 2011 Barclays Asia Trophy.[citation needed]

On 19 November, Henley made his professional – and Premier League – debut, replacing Míchel Salgado and playing the entire second half in a 3–3 draw against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.[3] On 26 December, Henley earned his first start and played the full 90 minutes against Liverpool at Anfield, which finished in a 1–1 draw.[4] Four days later, Henley signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal, his first professional contract at Rovers.[5]

He was involved in one of the most remarkable results of the 2011–12 season on 31 December 2011, playing the full 90 minutes at left back in a 3–2 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Henley helped set up the corner that Blackburn got their winner off as they beat Manchester United for the first time since 2005 at Old Trafford.[6]

At the start of the 2012–13 season, Henley's first team opportunities became more limited under manager Steve Kean; Bradley Orr took his position in the right back.[citation needed] Kean left the club and was replaced by former player Henning Berg. Under Berg, Henley received playing opportunities in the right back position. On 7 December 2012, Henley signed a new deal, keeping him until 2017.[7] Shortly after signing a new contract, Henley revealed he was close to leaving Blackburn Rovers on loan before his first-team return.[8] Henley scored his first goal for Blackburn in a 2–1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on 4 March 2015.[9]

International career[edit]

Henley was qualified to play for Wales, England or the United States internationally.[10] Henley was capped by Wales up to U21 level. He was named in the Wales squad for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Cyprus and Israel to be played on 3 and 6 September 2015.[11] Henley made his full debut for Wales in the friendly match versus the Netherlands on 13 November 2015.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 5 April 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers 2011–12[12] Premier League 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
2012–13[13] Championship 15 0 2 0 0 0 17 0
2013–14[14] Championship 14 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
2014–15[15] Championship 18 1 5 0 1 0 24 1
2015–16[16] Championship 24 0 2 0 0 0 26 0
Career total 78 1 12 0 1 0 91 1

International[edit]

As of match played 28 March 2016[17]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Wales 2015 1 0
2016 1 0
Total 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ FULL-TIME: Accrington Stanley 1 Blackburn Rovers 2; Lancashire Telegraph, 16 July 2011
  3. ^ Wigan 3–3 Blackburn; BBC Sport, 19 November 2011
  4. ^ Liverpool 1–1 Blackburn; BBC Sport, 26 December 2011
  5. ^ Henley gets new Blackburn Rovers deal; Lancashire Telegraph, 30 December 2011
  6. ^ Man Utd 2–3 Blackburn; BBC Sport, 31 December 2011
  7. ^ "Adam Henley commits to Blackburn Rovers until 2017". BBC Sport. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Adam Henley almost left Blackburn on loan before first-team return". BBC Sport. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sheff Wed 1–2 Blackburn". BBC Sport. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Blackburn's Adam Henley undecided over Wales future". Welsh Football. BBC. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "BBC Sport – Euro 2016: Joe Allen ruled out of Wales qualifiers". BBC Sport. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Adam Henley in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Adam Henley in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Adam Henley in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Adam Henley in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Adam Henley in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "Henley, Adam". National Football Teams. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

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