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Ron Henry

1955 - 1965

Alongside Peter Baker, Ron Henry was one half of the full-back double act widely acclaimed as the unsung heroes of the double-winners in 1961.

Having joined the professional staff at the Lane in 1954, he was unable to break through during his early years but grabbed his chance when Mel Hopkins broke his nose playing for Wales in February 1958.

Henry went on to miss only one of the next 188 games during which he won the double in 1961, another FA Cup in 1962 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1963.

Strong in the tackle and a great defender, Henry's ability to keep it simple when on the ball caught the eye. His consistency at Spurs was rewarded by one England cap in 1963 - World Cup winner Ray Wilson had the shirt in that period - but cartilage trouble and the arrival of Cyril Knowles saw him move into coaching before concentrating on his business affairs.

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Ron Henry
League Appearances
247
League Goals
1
League Cup Appearances
0
League Cup Goals
0
FA Cup Appearances
23
FA Cup Goals
0
European Appearances
17
European Goals
0