Ron Henry

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Ron Henry
Ron Henry (1961).jpg
Personal information
Full name Ronald Patrick Henry
Date of birth (1934-08-17)17 August 1934
Place of birth Shoreditch, London, England
Date of death 27 December 2014(2014-12-27) (aged 80)
Place of death Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England
Position(s) Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1966 Tottenham Hotspur 247 (1)
National team
1963 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Tottenham Hotspur in 1960 with Danny Blanchflower (captain) and both goalkeepers, Bill Brown and John Hollowbread, in the team with Cecil Poynton as trainer and Bill Nicholson as manager. Ron Henry sitting in the middle row as number five from left.

Ronald Patrick Henry (17 August 1934 – 27 December 2014) was a footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, and won one cap for England. His grandson, Ronnie, is also a professional footballer.

Club career[edit]

Henry joined Tottenham in 1952, and made his debut in 1955 as a centre half, but was soon converted to left back.[1] He was a regular in Spurs' defence for many years, and his honours include being a member of The Double winning side of 1961, the 1962 FA Cup, and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963. Overall, Henry played 247 league games for Tottenham, scoring one goal.[1][2]


Tottenham Hotspur [2]

International career[edit]

On 27 February 1963, he represented England in a European Championship qualifier against France in Paris. This turned out to be his only international appearance as England lost 5–2.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Henry lived in Redbourn, Hertfordshire and owned a 14-acre (57,000 m2) bedding plant nursery, as well as many homing pigeons. He had remained involved with Tottenham Hotspur, as an assistant to the Under-18 side.[4] On 27 December 2014, he died at the age of 80.[1][2][5] There was a minute's applause for Henry before Tottenham's first game at White Hart Lane after his death, on 28 December against Manchester United.[6]

His grandson, Ronnie Henry, currently plays for non-league side Royston Town, but is most known for his time at Stevenage, where he became the first ever captain to lift a competitive trophy at the new Wembley Stadium.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Ron Henry RIP". Tottenham Hotspur.
  2. ^ a b c "Ron Henry: Former Tottenham and England defender dies, aged 80". BBC Sport. 27 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Ron Henry". Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  4. ^ Where are they now? Retrieved 14 September 2008
  5. ^ Welch, Julie (5 January 2015). "Ron Henry obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  6. ^ Winter, Henry (28 December 2014). "Tottenham Hotspur 0 Manchester United 0, match report: Hugo Lloris and David de Gea prove unbeatable". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  7. ^ Oliver, Pete (10 May 2007). "Henry aiming for Wembley history". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 August 2009.

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