Henry From

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Henry From
Personal information
Full name Henry Petersen From
Date of birth 1 June 1926
Place of birth Aarhus, Denmark
Date of death 31 August 1990(1990-08-31) (aged 64)
Place of death Aarhus, Denmark
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948-61 AGF[1] 277 (0)
National team
1951 Denmark u-21 3 (0)
1957-1961 Denmark 31 (0)
Teams managed
1965-1966 AGF
1967-1969 Denmark
1975 AGF

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Denmark
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1960 Rome Team competition

Henry Petersen From (1 June 1926 – 31 August 1990) was a Danish football (soccer) player, who played 31 games as a goalkeeper for the Denmark national football team, with whom he won a silver medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He spent his entire club career at Aarhus Gymnastik Forening, with whom he won four Danish football championships and four Danish Cups.


Born in Aarhus, From started playing football with Aarhus Gymnastik Forening (AGF). He was a part of the Danish squad at the 1952 Summer Olympics, but did not play any games at the 1952 Olympic football tournament. From was a stalwart goalkeeper in the AGF team which won the Danish championship three years in a row, from 1955 to 1957, as well as the 1955 and 1957 Danish Cup trophies. He made his Danish national team debut in May 1957, and quickly established himself as Denmark's starting goalkeeper.

He was a part of the Danish squad at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He was the starting goalkeeper as Denmark won silver medals at the 1960 Olympic football tournament. In the semi-finals against Hungary, Denmark were leading 1–0 when Hungary were awarded a penalty kick. As he readied himself for the penalty kick, From spat his chewing gum out, and stuck it to the goalpost. He saved Hungarian player Pal Varhidi's shot, took the chewing gum in his mouth again, and Denmark went on to win the game 2–0.

He won a third Danish championship with AGF in 1960, as well as two further Danish Cup trophies in 1960 and 1961. On the international stage, he helped AGF reach the quarter-finals of the 1961 European Cup, where they were defeated by S.L. Benfica from Portugal. He played his last Danish national team game in May 1961, before ending his national team career after 31 games.

From 1968 to 1969, From was the Danish national team coach in 20 games. He collaborated with Erik Hansen, and later John Hansen. From was the coach, while the two others took turns in functioning as Danish team managers.


  • "From klarer", memoirs (1961)


  1. ^ "Henry From | Gyldendal - Den Store Danske" (in Danish). Denstoredanske.dk. 30 January 2009. 

External links[edit]