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Karl Henry
Personal information
Full name Karl Levi D. Henry
Date of birth 26 November 1982 (1982-11-26) (age 27)
Place of birth Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 8
Youth career
1998–2000 Stoke City Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Stoke City 120 (1)
2004 Cheltenham Town (loan) 9 (1)
2006– Wolverhampton Wanderers 145 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:25, 15 March 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Karl Levi D. Henry (born 26 November 1982) is an English football midfielder, currently playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.




Stoke City

Born in Wolverhampton, Henry began his career as a youth player with Stoke City, making his first team debut on 7 February 2001 in a Football League Trophy win over Walsall. He did not feature again until the following season though, when he became a regular player as the club won promotion from the third tier via the play-offs. This time also saw him selected for England under 18, 20 and 21 squads. He scored his first and only goal for Stoke in a 4-2 defeat at Bradford City in December 2002.[1]

Henry was loaned out to Cheltenham Town during the 2003–04 season, after falling from favour at the Potters. At Cheltenham he scored once in a 4-2 win over Mansfield Town.[2] He won his place back for the following season, but was again largely left on the sidelines in 2005–06 under new coach Johan Boskamp. Stoke had originally announced he would be released at the season's conclusion, but, after the return of his former manager Tony Pulis, they decided to offer him a new contract.

By this time Henry was officially a free agent although still training with Stoke City. The club allowed him to go on trial at Wolves, whom he subsequently joined permanently in August 2006 after a compensation package was agreed of £100,000, rising to £175,000 based on appearances, with a 15 per cent sell-on clause.[3]

Wolverhampton Wanderers

His first season at his home town club was a success as Henry held down a first team place, often covering as a right-back. However, a bruised spleen suffered in March 2007 ruled him out for the rest of the season, missing the team's Championship play-off games. He returned for the next season and featured in 44 games, his highest seasonal tally to date, but missed out on another play-off finish on goal difference.

The 2008-09 season went very well for Henry and his boyhood club Wolves. After a record-equalling start to the season, Wolves sat pretty at the top of the table with Henry captaining them in the absence of the experienced Jody Craddock. His gritty displays often gained him credit for doing the 'dirty work' in the centre of midfield alongside summer recruit David Jones. Henry was part of the starting 11 against QPR resulting in Wolves promotion. On 3 May 2009 Henry, alongside club captain Jody Craddock, lifted the Championship trophy as captain of Wolves after the 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers.

On 27 May 2009 he signed a new four-year deal to keep him at the club until 2013.[4]



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