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Colin Hendry
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Colin Hendry playing for Scotland.
Personal information
Full name Edward Colin Hendry
Date of birth 7 December 1965 (1965-12-07) (age 44)
Place of birth    Keith, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Club information
Current club None
Youth career
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Blackburn Rovers
Manchester City
Blackburn Rovers
Coventry City
Bolton Wanderers (loan)
Bolton Wanderers
Preston North End (loan)
041 0(2)
102 (22)
063 0(5)
235 (12)
022 0(0)
011 0(0)
009 0(1)
016 0(2)
002 0(0)
014 0(0)
515 (44)   
National team2
1993–2001 Scotland 051 0(3)
Teams managed

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 12:02, 18 March 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 12:02, 18 March 2007 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Edward Colin Hendry (born 7 December 1965) is a former Scottish professional and international football defender and manager. Hendry started his career with Dundee in 1983 and spent spells at Blackburn, Man City, Rangers, Coventry, Bolton and Blackpool. He was part of the Blackburn squad that won the Premiership in 1995 and the Rangers squad that won the domestic treble in 1999. His most recent stint in football was as manager of Scottish First Division side Clyde, from June 2007 until January 2008, when he chose to resign for family reasons.



Hendry first played for local clubs Keith and Islavale, mainly as a striker. He began his professional career in 1983 with Dundee, and in 1987 was picked up by Blackburn Rovers, where he was converted into a defender. He played over 100 games for Blackburn before joining Manchester City in 1989, where he was named Player of the Year in the 1989-90 season.. His days at City were numbered, however, after he fell out of manager Peter Reid's plans.

He was re-signed for Blackburn by Kenny Dalglish and helped them to great success including winning the Premiership. In 1998 he got a move back to Scotland to play with Rangers where he was signed by manager Dick Advocaat for £4 million. However, despite winning the domestic treble with Rangers in his first season, his time there was relatively unhappy with Advocaat claiming that Hendry was "not his type of player". After his spell at Rangers, Hendry also played for Coventry City and Bolton Wanderers, as well as Preston North End and Blackpool on loan, before retiring from playing football.

Overall, Hendry played more than 500 league games and scored more than 40 goals in playing career spanning some 20 years.

Hendry (blue, number five) playing for Scotland against Netherlands at Villa Park during Euro 96

Hendry managed to win 51 caps for Scotland despite the fact that he was a latecomer to the international scene, not making his debut until he was 27. He captained Scotland in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. His last Scotland appearance, on 28 March 2001, saw Hendry score two goals in a 4-0 win over San Marino[1] but his international career was ended following a ban for six matches for elbowing San Marino substitute Nicola Albani.

Hendry landed his first managerial job in June 2004 when he was appointed manager of his former club Blackpool, but was dismissed by the club in November 2005 following a poor run of results.

In September 2006 Hendry joined Boston United as assistant manager, and in June 2007 he became manager of Scottish side Clyde. Hendry lost his first three games in charge. He picked up his first victory in a Scottish Challenge Cup tie against fellow Scottish First Division side Queen of the South in August 2007. His best run was a 6 game undefeated streak from November 2007 to December 2007. His final game in charge of Clyde was a Scottish Cup fourth-round match, which Clyde lost 1-0 to Dundee United.

Hendry resigned from his post as manager of Clyde on 18 January 2008, after his wife Denise became ill. She died, aged 42, on 10 July 2009. Her death is believed to have been caused by a long term infection resulting from cosmetic surgery she underwent in 2002.[2]

Hendry has four children by his wife:[3] Rheagan (born 1989, Blackburn, Lancashire), Kyle, (who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers), Calum Stuart (born 1994, Stockport, Greater Manchester) and Niamh Brigid (born 2000, Rochdale, Greater Manchester).[4]

Career statistics


Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland League Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Europe Total
1983-84 Dundee Premier Division 4 0
1984-85 4 0
1985-86 20 0
1986-87 13 2
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1986-87 Blackburn Rovers Second Division 13 3
1987-88 44 12
1988-89 38 7
1989-90 7 0
1989-90 Manchester City First Division 25 3
1990-91 32 1
1991-92 6 1
1991-92 Blackburn Rovers Second Division 30 4
1992-93 Premier League 41 1
1993-94 23 0
1994-95 38 4
1995-96 33 1
1996-97 35 1
1997-98 34 1
Scotland League Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Europe Total
1998-99 Rangers Premier League 19 0
1999-00 2 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1999-00 Coventry City Premier League 9 0
2000-01 2 0
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers First Division 22 3
2001-02 Premier League 3 0
2001-02 Preston North End First Division 2 0
2002-03 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 0 0
2002-03 Blackpool Second Division 14 0
Total Scotland 62 2
England 451 42
Career Total 513 44


As a player

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