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Billy Henderson

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Full nameWilliam Henderson
Date of birth5 January 1900
Place of birthWhitburn, County Durham, England
Date of death1934
Playing positionRight-back

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William "Billy" Henderson (5 January 1900 1934) was an English professional footballer. He was born in Whitburn, County Durham.

Billy Henderson, a right-back, began his career with his local side Whitburn from whom he joined Brighton & Hove Albion. He moved to Aberdare Athletic and played 19 league games in Aberdare's first ever season in the Football League (1921 22).

He left Aberdare mid-way during the season, in January 1922, to join West Ham United and was part of the West Ham team that won promotion to the First Division. He also appeared in the famous White Horse Final, the first FA Cup final to be held at the brand new Wembley Stadium, during the 1922-23 season. He was an ever-present for the Hammers during the 1923-24 season. He left in 1928, having played 183 times and scored one goal.

Henderson was only 34 years old when he died from tuberculosis.

Category:1900 births

Category:1934 deaths

Category:People from Whitburn

Category:English footballers

Category:Association football fullbacks

Category:Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. players

Category:Aberdare Athletic F.C. players

Category:West Ham United F.C. players

Category:Deaths from tuberculosis

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