Henry Newton (footballer)

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Henry Newton
Personal information
Full name Henry Newton
Date of birth (1944-02-18) 18 February 1944 (age 73)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1970 Nottingham Forest 282 (17)
1970–1973 Everton 77 (5)
1973–1977 Derby County 117 (5)
1977–1978 Walsall 16 (0)
National team
1964–1967 England U23 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Henry Newton (born 18 February 1944) is an English former football midfielder, who made almost 500 league appearances for Football League teams during the 1960s and 1970s.[1]

He started at his home town club Nottingham Forest and played 282 League matches for them.[1] In total he made 315 senior appearances for them, scoring 15 goals, and he was at the club when they finished runners-up in the Football League First Division in 1966-67.[2]

He left the club in 1970 to join Everton and played his first game for the "Toffees" on 17 October 1970. He was to make 85 senior appearances and score 6 goals for them before moving to Derby County, his last game for the club coming in September 1973.[3]

Newton made over 100 League appearances at Derby before finishing his career at Walsall.[1] At Derby he was part of the team that won the First Division in 1975.[4]

Newton was capped by the England under-23 side on four occasions, making his debut on 25 November 1964 against Romania.[5] Newton also played for the Football League XI in 1970, in a match against the Scottish League XI.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Henry Newton". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Times Top 50 Forest players (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Everton Player Stats: Henry Newton". Everton FC. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "We are the Champions: 1974-75 – Derby County". gameofthepeople.com. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Tony Williams and Roy Peskett (compilers) (1971). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971–72. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0-362-00094-8. 
  6. ^ "CORMACK GOAL REVIVES SCOTS: Football League 3, Scottish League 2". The Herald. Glasgow. 19 March 1970. p. 6. Retrieved 31 January 2015.