Henry Winter

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Henry Winter
Born (1963-02-18) 18 February 1963 (age 56)
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
OccupationSports Journalist
Years active1986–present
EmployerThe Times
AwardsFootball Journalist, Specialist Correspondent of the Year, British Sports Journalism Awards

Henry Winter (born 18 February 1963) is an award-winning English sports journalist. He is currently the Chief Football Writer for The Times, and previously a Football Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph.[1]


Winter was educated at Westminster School, before graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1986.


Winter spent a year producing a magazine on sport in London after graduation before joining The Independent at its launch in 1986, writing a sports and schools column.

He moved to The Daily Telegraph in 1994, and produced a daily webcast on the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, giving specific information on the England team.[2] He joined The Times in 2015 to become Chief Football Writer.[3]

Over the course of his career, Winter wrote FA Confidential with former FA chief executive David Davies,[4] and ghost-wrote the autobiographies of Liverpool F.C. players Kenny Dalglish, John Barnes and Steven Gerrard.[5] He wrote Fifty Years of Hurt: The Story of England Football in 2017.[6]

He also makes regular appearances as a pundit on Sky Sports' Sunday Supplement and BBC Radio 5 Live.


Winter was named Specialist Correspondent of the Year at the British Sports Journalism Awards in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2013, and Football Writer of the Year in 2016.[7] In 2010, he was named among the top 10 most influential sportswriters in Britain by the trade publication, Press Gazette.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Winter's older brother is Muslim academic Timothy Winter.[10] He is a trustee of the African social enterprise Alive & Kicking, which manufactures footballs in Kenya and Zambia.


  1. ^ "Henry Winter | The Times & The Sunday Times". www.thetimes.co.uk. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  2. ^ Paul Bestall (5 October 2009). "EPL Talk Meets Henry Winter". EPLTalk.com. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Henry Winter | News UK". www.news.co.uk. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  4. ^ "FA confidential :sex, drugs and penalties : the inside story of English football /David Davies ; [with Henry Winter]. – National Library". www.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  5. ^ Eriksson hammered by British media CNN, (3 July 2006).
  6. ^ Winter, Henry. "Fifty Years of Hurt". www.penguin.co.uk. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Past winners of the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards – Sports Journalists' Association". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Henry Winter heads Press Gazette top 50 sport reporters list". www.newstatesman.com. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  9. ^ In 2012 Samuel was named top in a UK Press Gazette poll of Britain's best sports journalists.
  10. ^ Interview with elder brother Tim Winter in The Independent

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