Doneil Henry

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Doneil Henry
Doneil Henry.jpg
Henry playing for Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Personal information
Full name Doneil Jor-Dee Ashley Henry[1]
Date of birth (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
West Ham United
Number 25
Youth career
2008–2010 TFC Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Toronto FC 49 (1)
2014–2015 Apollon Limassol 0 (0)
2014 Toronto FC (loan) 21 (1)
2015– West Ham United 0 (0)
2015 Blackburn Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2010–2013 Canada U20 6 (0)
2012– Canada U23 3 (1)
2012– Canada 14 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:56, 18 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:10, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Doneil Jor-Dee Ashley Henry (born April 20, 1993) is a Canadian international soccer player who plays professionally for English club West Ham United, as a defender.

He has previously played for Toronto FC and Apollon Limassol. Henry has also played for Canada at under-20, under-23 and senior levels.

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Henry's parents, Beverly and Menocal Henry, moved to Canada from Jamaica. He started playing soccer when he was ten and played youth soccer with the Brampton Bullets and North Mississauga.[3][4]

Professional[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

Henry joined the Toronto FC Academy in November 2008, and captained the team through two seasons in the Canadian Soccer League in 2009 and 2010.[5]

Henry appeared for Toronto FC in the 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship against the Vancouver Whitecaps and a CONCACAF Champions League Qualifying match against C.D. Motagua.[6] He also played in an international friendly against Bolton Wanderers.[6] He signed with Toronto FC on August 26, 2010 becoming the first TFC Academy player to sign for the first team.[6]

On June 15, 2011, in a 0–0 away draw against New England Revolution, Henry drew high praise from Taylor Twellman who was commentating on the game.[7] After coming on for Richard Eckersley in the second half against Real Salt Lake on April 28, 2012, Henry scored his first goal for Toronto in the 77th minute in a 3–2 away defeat.[8] On August 21, the club announced that it had re-signed Henry to a long term deal.[9]

Henry scored his second goal for Toronto outside the penalty box in a 2–0 home victory over rival Montreal Impact in the Canadian Championship on April 24, 2013.[10] Prior to the 2014 season Henry sent some time training with Premier League side West Ham United.[11] After scoring mid week in the Canadian Championship against Montreal Impact Henry scored the 92nd minute game winner against Columbus Crew in a 3–2 home victory May 31, 2014.[12]

Apollon Limassol[edit]

In October 2014, it was officially announced that Henry had been sold to 2014-15 Europa League and Cypriot First Division participants, Apollon Limassol, for an undisclosed fee in April 2014 prior to the commencement of the 2014 MLS season.[13][14] Representatives from Toronto FC confirmed that the deal has a sell on clause and that they intended to enter into talks with Henry and Apollon Limassol with the hope of keeping the player on loan again for the 2015 MLS season.[15]

West Ham United[edit]

Having previously had two training stints with West Ham after the player was recommended to manager Sam Allardyce by Ryan Nelsen, Henry signed for West Ham on January 3, 2015 on a "long term" contract for an undisclosed fee.[16][17] On March 4, Henry was loaned by West Ham to Blackburn Rovers in the English Championship, on a one-month loan.[18] He made his debut on the same day against Sheffield Wednesday, a 2-1 win for Rovers, a performance described by Rovers' manager, Gary Bowyer as "magnificent".[19][20] In his second match for Blackburn on March 11, Henry got an assist in a 94th minute goal from Jordan Rhodes to give them a 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers.[21] In his third game for Blackburn, a 3-1 away win against Charlton Athletic, he sustained a hamstring injury which manager Bowyer said would mean the end of the season for Henry. With his loan cut short, he returned to West Ham United.[22]

International[edit]

Henry played three matches for the Canada U-20 men's national soccer team.[23]

Henry was selected for the Canada U23 roster to partake in the 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[24] After sitting out the first game Henry started and scored the opening goal against the United States U23, the match ended in a 2–0 victory for Canada.[25]

Henry earned his first cap for Canada's senior team August 15, 2012 in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago. Henry started the match before being subbed out at halftime for Pedro Pacheco, the game ended in a 2–0 victory.[26] On December 10, 2012 Henry was awarded the 2012 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year, receiving 37.8% of the vote and just beating out Samuel Piette for the award.[27]

On June 27, 2013 Henry was listed as a part of the confirmed 23-man squad for Colin Miller's Canada squad for 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[28]

Honours[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 14 March 2015[29]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toronto FC 2010 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
2011 10 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 18 0
2012 18 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 24 1
2013 20 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 22 1
2014 21 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 25 3
Total 70 2 12 3 0 0 11 0 93 5
West Ham United 2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blackburn Rovers (loan) 2014–15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 73 2 12 3 0 0 11 0 96 5

International statistics[edit]

As of 4 January 2015[31]
Canada national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 1 0
2013 10 0
2014 3 0
2015 0 0
Total 14 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "04 February 2015 Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. p. 33. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Doneil Henry". National Football Teams. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Henry Embodies The Spirit Of Toronto". www.torontofc.ca. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Henry embarks on new journey in Europe". www.torontofc.ca. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Meet The Select Seven". Toronto FC. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "First Academy Player To Sign Pro Contract". Toronto FC. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Henry Making Strides". Toronto FC. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Reds Suffer Salt Lake Heartbreak". Toronto FC. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Doneil Henry Here To Stay". Toronto FC. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Reds blank Impact in first leg of ACC". Toronto FC. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "TFC's Doneil Henry enters 2014 MLS season with confidence". Toronto Star. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Henry Scores Last-Gasp Winner as Reds Lift Trillium Cup". Toronto FC. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Toronto FC sells Doneil Henry to European club but hopes to keep him". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Henry sold to Apollon Limassol". Toronto FC. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Toronto FC sold Henry to Apollon Limassol". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c "Hammers sign Henry". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "West Ham sign Canada defender Doneil Henry on long-term deal". BBC Sports. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "West Ham: Blackburn Rovers secure Doneil Henry loan". March 4, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Blackburn Rovers". BBC. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Rovers manager Gary Bowyer was full of praise for the way Doneil Henry took his first outing in English football in his stride in the win over Sheffield Wednesday.". www.rovers.co.uk. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Bolton Wanderers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "Doneil Henry's loan spell with Blackburn Rovers has been cut short due to injury.". www.rovers.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  23. ^ Doneil Henry: Matches – canadasoccer.com
  24. ^ "Canada m23 announces pre-tournament roster — Canada Soccer". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  25. ^ http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/2012/03/24/canada_usa_olympic_qualifying_mar24/[dead link]
  26. ^ Canadian Press (August 15, 2012). "Ricketts leads Canada to 2–0 Win over T&T". Rogers Sportsnet (Toronto). Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Henry, D'Angelo named 2012 Canadian u 20 Players of the Year". Canada Soccer Association. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  28. ^ "Canada Finalize roster for Gold Cup, announces friendly". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  29. ^ a b Doneil Henry profile at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  30. ^ "Henry, D'Angelo named 2012 Canadian U-20 Players of the Year". www.canadasoccer.com. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  31. ^ http://canadasoccer.com/?t=2014_roster&pid=1466

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