Horace Henshall

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Horace Henshall
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Personal information
Full nameHorace Vincent Henshall
Date of birth(1889-06-14)14 June 1889
Place of birth Hednesford, England
Date of death 7 December 1951(1951-12-07) (aged 62)
Height 5 ft 9 12 in (1.77 m) [1]
Position(s) Outside left
Youth career
Bridgetown Amateurs
Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
1910–1912 Aston Villa 45 (8)
1912–1922 Notts County 164 (27)
1922–1923 Sheffield Wednesday 14 (1)
1923–1924 Chesterfield [2] 33 (3)
Teams managed
1924–1927 Lincoln City
1927–1934 Notts County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Horace Vincent Henshall (14 June 1889 – 7 December 1951) was an English football outside left who went on to make his name as a manager.


Playing career

Henshall appeared in non-league football for Bridgetown Amateurs and Crewe Alexandra before joining the Football League with Aston Villa in 1910. He subsequently played the bulk of his football with Notts County whom he joined for a then club record fee in 1912. [3] He made 164 league appearances for the club, although his career was inevitably interrupted by the First World War.

Henshall signed for Sheffield Wednesday in December 1922 and remained at the club until the following March, making 14 league appearances with three in the FA Cup. [4] He finished his league career at Chesterfield where he was one of a number of veterans favoured by manager Harry Parkes at the time. [5]

Management career

Henshall was manager of Lincoln City from May 1924 to June 1927, guiding the club through a period of financial austerity. [6] He returned to Notts County in June 1927, succeeding Albert Fisher as Secretary Manager, and remained with the club until May 1934. [7]

After leaving Notts Henshall remained in Nottingham, serving as landlord of the Navigation Inn near the club's Meadow Lane ground. [3]

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  1. "Optimists of the North. Chesterfield". Athletic News. Manchester. 6 August 1923. p. 6.
  2. Michael Joyce, Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939, Beeston, 2004, p. 122
  3. 1 2 Promotion won under first boss
  4. Sheffield Wednesday career stats
  5. Harry Parkes
  6. Lincoln City The Managers Archived 15 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. Notts County managers Archived 13 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine