ronnie henry - fact file

1995 - 2005            defender

Born on 20th January 1984 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England.

Height :  . m  (5' 11")

Weight :   kg  (11st 10lbs)

A player who followed his grandfather and father through the Tottenham ranks, but like his Dad failed to make it through to the first team for a competitive match.

Ronnie was a tough, uncompromising central defender with a very good left foot, but he may have lacked a bit of pace to make it at the very highest level and with Ledley King and Michael Dawson in front of him for a first team place, he was allowed to leave the club in January 2004 after two years at Tottenham.  He had a spell on loan at Southend United, playing a mere three games, as a result of a disagreement with the management there before joining Dublin City on a six month deal, but was released before the full term of the contract due to financial restrictions at the club.  Henry joined Hertfordshire side Stevenage Borough and although he only secured his place in the side late in the 2005-06 season, he showed that his will to win was effectual in helping Boro reach the play-offs and the following season was instrumental in helping the club to a win in the FA Trophy in the first major final at the new Wembley, lifting the trophy as captain. 

While displaced as captain, Henry was once more a part of the team that reached the play offs in 2008-09, but lost in the semi-finals.  At the end of that week, Ronnie won another FA Trophy winners medal when Stevenage beat York City 2-0.

Played his part in Stevenage's rise to the Football League in 2010 and helped them establish themselves in League Two, becoming the club's record appearance holder, despite moving to Luton Town for two years (2012-2014), helping them win the Conference and return to the Football League, before returning to the Lamex Stadium.

In the summer of 2019, Ronnie joined Billericay Town of the National League South.

Achieved England (non-league) C caps and captained the side in 2006



Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Southend United 28th March 2003 Loan 5th April 2003 v Darlington (League Two) (home)  won 2-0  3 0
Stevenage Borough January 2005 Free 29th Feb 2005  v Farnborough Town (Vauxhall Conference) (home)  won 3-1 ?? ??
Luton Town 16 June 2012 Free 11th August 2012 v Gateshead (Conference Premier) (home)  drew 2-2 ?? ??
Stevenage Borough June 2014 Free 30th August 2014  v AFC Wimbledon (League Two) (away)  won 3-2 ?? ??
Billericay Town 11th June 2019 Free 4th August 2019 v Eastbourne Borough (National League South)  won 1-0 ?? ??
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England C international (non league U25 team)
4 caps;  0 goals

FA Trophy winners medal 2006-07, 2008-09 (Stevenage Borough)


What they said about Ronnie Henry
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What Ronnie Henry said about ...
Being told he no longer had a future at Tottenham ...  10.05.08 (Sunday Times "Magazine")

"It didn't sink in for two weeks.  I was quite down about to be honest with you ... absolutely gutted."

Captaining the England C team ...  19.02.08 (The FA Website)

"It was a great honour for me to be the captain of England and to lead them out against Finland, I never expected that, but I was very pleased to be asked to do it and I was just glad we got the win.

Iím not taking anything for granted though and if I get the opportunity again to be captain against Wales, Iíll be grateful.  We donít normally find out until we meet up though so Iíll have to wait and see."

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            For other articles on Ronnie Henry ... 

          Ronnie Henry ... Like Grandfather like Grandson  by Richard Porter
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