Ian Henderson (footballer)

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Ian Henderson
Ian Henderson 2015.jpg
Henderson playing for Rochdale in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ian Henderson[1]
Date of birth (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Thetford, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Forward/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rochdale
Number 40
Youth career
0000–2001 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Norwich City 68 (6)
2007 Rotherham United (loan) 18 (1)
2007–2008 Northampton Town 26 (0)
2009 Luton Town 18 (1)
2009 Ankaragücü 2 (0)
2010–2013 Colchester United 118 (24)
2013– Rochdale 101 (36)
National team
2003 England U18 3 (1)
2004–2005 England U20 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:18, 4 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Henderson (born 24 January 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for Rochdale. Henderson has played most of his career as a forward, but he has also been used in various midfield roles, he can operate on both sides of the pitch as a winger, and has captained his club on numerous occasions.

Henderson started his career with Norwich City and made almost 80 first team appearances with them before joining Northampton Town in July 2007 following a six-month loan spell at Rotherham United. He remained at Northampton Town for 18 months and then played for Luton Town and in the Turkish football league with Ankaragücü, prior to signing for Colchester United in January 2010. Henderson hit 11 goals for Colchester United in the 2010/11 campaign, including home and away winners against Rochdale, and then scored again at Spotland for Colchester in October 2011. He scored 26 times in 130 outings for United, but left the club after manager Joe Dunne oversaw a shake-up of his squad earlier in 2013. Henderson was one of the most consistent performers in Rochdale's promotion campaign, missing only one game through suspension and scoring 11 goals, including several Goal of the Season contenders.

Henderson joined Rochdale on a free transfer in February 2013 after being released by Colchester. His performances led to the offer of a two-year contract last summer, a deal which has since been extended until 2016.[3]

Henderson has played internationally for England four times at under-18 and once at under-20 level, and is also eligible to represent Scotland.[4]

Club career[edit]

Norwich City[edit]

Born in Thetford, Norfolk, Henderson was a product of the Norwich City youth academy. He made his debut as substitute against Coventry City at Highfield Road in a 1–1 draw on 23 October 2002. He scored his first goal for the Canaries in a 4–2 defeat at Wimbledon on 2 November 2002 and was rewarded with a three-year professional contract at the end of January 2003, ending the season with 22 appearances. Following call-ups to both England Under-18s and Scotland Under-19s, the 2003–04 season saw Henderson win a First Division championship medal as Norwich won promotion to the Premier League. He scored four goals – including two in a 3–1 victory over Millwall at Carrow Road – and created a number of goals for other players. He signed a new contract in the summer of 2004 but found it difficult to establish himself in the team, making only a handful of appearances in the two subsequent seasons. His Norwich career suffered a further setback as a result of injuries.[4]

Rotherham United (loan)[edit]

On 11 January 2007, Henderson was loaned to Rotherham United to gain match fitness and experience in a deal at the end of the 2006–07 season. Henderson scored his only goal for Rotherham in their last home game of the season, a 4–2 defeat to Cheltenham Town. He made 18 appearances for the Millers, scoring once. At the end of the season, Henderson was released by the Canaries.[4] He was number 22 and many fans in Thetford wore the shirt.

Northampton Town[edit]

Henderson signed for Northampton Town on 28 June 2007.[4] On 27 December 2008, Northampton terminated Henderson's contract with immediate effect after Henderson did not start a game for the Cobblers during the 2008–09 season and he had failed to score in 33 first-team appearances.[5]

Luton Town[edit]

Henderson signed for Luton Town on a short-term contract on 2 January 2009,[6] and went on to make 18 league appearances in the 2008–09 season, scoring once against Dagenham & Redbridge.[7] He was not offered a new contract at the end of the season, and was subsequently released from Luton.[8]

Ankaragücü[edit]

Prior to the 2009–10 season, Henderson had a trial with Turkish Süper Lig side Ankaragücü, and on 27 July 2009, after a successful trial, signed a two-year contract until summer 2011.[9][10] He made his debut for the Turkish club in the first league week of the 2009–10 season, coming on as a 59th minute substitute for Abdullah Çetin, in Ankaragücü's away game to Diyarbakirspor on 8 August 2009.[11] After just six months in Turkey, Henderson had his contract with Ankaragucu cancelled.[12]

Colchester United[edit]

On 7 January 2010, Henderson signed for Football League One side Colchester United on a free transfer. Henderson was sent off on his debut for Colchester United against his former club Norwich City.[13] Henderson finished the 2010–11 season as top scorer for Colchester with 10 league goals and was the only one of United's players to hit double figures, attracting interest from other clubs with his contract set to expire.[14] However, on 10 June 2011, Henderson signed a new contract with the U's.[15] On 31 January 2013, Henderson had his contract with Colchester cancelled by mutual consent.[16]

Rochdale[edit]

Henderson playing for Rochdale

After the cancellation of his contract with Colchester he joined Rochdale on a contract till the end of the season. In May 2013 he agreed a two-year extension at Rochdale. Henderson scored the second goal in the Rochdale shock 2–0 FA Cup victory against Leeds United on 4 January 2014.[17] Henderson finished the 2014-15 season with 22 league goals and second highest total in the league that season.

International career[edit]

Henderson is eligible to play for Scotland through his Scottish father and since he had not played a UEFA/FIFA-recognised competitive match. In May 2003, he was called up to the England Under-18 squad for a tournament in Lisbon against Portugal, Sweden and Spain. Henderson played in all three games and had goals disallowed in the win over Sweden and the draw with Portugal but scored England's first in the 2–0 defeat of Spain that won England the Lisbon Trophy. Following this success, he was called up to the Scottish Under-19 side.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Henderson is the younger brother of Tommy Henderson, who was once also on the books at Carrow Road, but died in a car accident in December 2000.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 June 2015.
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norwich City 2001–02[18] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03[19] 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
2003–04[20] 19 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 4
2004–05[21] 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2005–06[22] 24 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 28 1
2006–07[23] 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Total 68 6 4 0 7 0 0 0 79 6
Rotherham United (loan) 2006–07[24] 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Northampton Town 2007–08[25] 23 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 27 0
2008–09[26] 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Total 26 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 33 0
Luton Town 2008–09[27] 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Ankaragücü 2009–10[28] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Colchester United 2009–10[29] 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
2010–11[30] 37 10 2 0 2 1 1 0 42 11
2011–12[31] 46 9 2 0 1 1 1 0 50 10
2012–13[32] 22 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 25 3
Total 118 24 5 0 4 2 3 0 130 26
Rochdale 2012–13[33] 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
2013–14[34] 45 11 4 1 1 0 2 0 52 12
2014–15[35] 44 22 4 0 1 0 1 0 50 22
Total 101 36 8 1 2 1 3 0 114 38
Career total 351 68 20 1 16 3 7 0 394 72
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League, Premier League and Süper Lig.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

Honours[edit]

Norwich City[36]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Cobblers release Henderson". Football.co.uk. 27 December 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
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  8. ^ "Free Agent – Ian Henderson". Sky Sports. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
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  10. ^ "Turkish delight for Henderson". Sky Sports. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "Diyarbakirspor 2–2 Ankaragucu". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  12. ^ "Henderson set for Colchester". Sky Sports. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
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  14. ^ "Eyes on Henderson". Sky Sports. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Henderson pens new U's deal". Sky Sports. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
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  20. ^ "Norwich 2003/2004 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  21. ^ "Norwich 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
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  25. ^ "Northampton 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  26. ^ "Northampton 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  27. ^ "Luton 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
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  30. ^ "Colchester 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  31. ^ "Colchester 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  32. ^ "Colchester 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  33. ^ "Rochdale 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  34. ^ "Rochdale 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 June 2015.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  35. ^ "Rochdale 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 June 2015.  Select season required via dropdown menu.
  36. ^ "Tier Two (Championship) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 

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