Les Henley

Leslie Henley (26 September 1922 – 1996) was an English footballer and manager.

Les Henley
Personal information
Full name Leslie Henley
Date of birth 26 September 1922
Place of birth Lambeth, London, England
Date of death 1996 (aged 73–74)
Position(s) Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1940 Nunhead 0 (0)
1940–1946 Arsenal 0 (0)
1944–1945West Ham United (guest) 0 (0)
1946–1953 Reading 181 (29)
Teams managed
Bohemians
1955–1971 Wimbledon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

PlayingEdit

Born in Lambeth, London, Henley started his career with non-league Nunhead during the 1939–40 season[1] before joining Arsenal in September 1940.[2] He played 92 wartime matches for the club, scoring 15 goals - his only competitive game for the senior side being an FA Cup match against West Ham United in 1946.[3] During this time he also guested for West Ham United in 1944-45.[4] In December 1946 he joined Reading, and there he made 181 appearances and scored 29 goals in the league.[2]

ManagerialEdit

He managed Bohemians after leaving Reading.[5] He managed from Wimbledon 1955 until 1971.[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Blakeman, Mick (2000). Nunhead Football Club 1888-1949. Yore Publications. p. 77. ISBN 9781874427537.
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 282. ISBN 1-85291-665-6.
  3. ^ Harris, Jeff (1995). Hogg, Tony (ed.). Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 1-899429-03-4.
  4. ^ "West Ham Player List". Archived from the original on 4 February 2012.
  5. ^ "READING : 1946/47 - 2006/07". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 1 November 2007.
  6. ^ "Les Henley's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 November 2007.