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Name: Stephen Henderson
Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 02/05/1988
Height:6' 4" (193cm)
Weight:13st 10lbs (87.1kg)
Clubs:West Ham Utd, Ipswich Town (loan), Yeovil Town (loan), York City (loan), Bournemouth (loan), Portsmouth, Bristol City, Weymouth (loan), Aldershot Town (loan)
Position: Goalkeeper


Born: 2 May 1988, Dublin, Ireland
Former clubs: Bristol City, York City (loan), Weymouth (loan), Aldershot Town (loan), Yeovil Town (loan), Portsmouth, Ipswich Town (loan)

A tall, powerful and talented goalkeeper, Stephen Henderson joined West Ham United on a permanent three-year contract in May 2012 after a three-month loan spell from Portsmouth.

The Dublin-born stopper had previously enjoyed an impressive six months with the south coast club and his performances caught the eye of many clubs prior to his move to east London.

A Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, Henderson will hope to earn full international caps before too long.


Made his West Ham United debut in a 2-0 Capital One Cup second-round victory at the Boleyn Ground on 28 August 2012...Appeared in the 4-1 home Capital One Cup third-round defeat by Wigan Athletic on 25 September 2012...Was loaned to npower Championship club Ipswich Town on 16 October 2012, making his Tractor Boys debut in a 2-1 defeat at Hull City on 20 October 2012....Rejoined Ipswich Town on loan for the rest of the campaign on 31 January 2013, keeping five clean sheets in eight appearances before being recalled by West Ham United on 21 March.


Joined West Ham United on 16 March 2012, initially on emergency loan from Portsmouth as cover for Robert Green…Was named as a substitute in five of the Hammers final ten games…Was part of the West Ham United squad that beat Blackpool 2-1 at Wembley in the npower Championship Play-Off final to secure promotion back to the Premier League on 19 May 2012…Made his move to east London permanent on 21 May 2012, when he signed a three-year deal with West Ham United.

International career

Was capped regularly by Republic of Ireland at age-group level, appearing for the U16s, U17s and U19s before making his U21 debut in a 3-2 win over Sweden in Uppsala in October 2007...Has totalled eight caps at U21 level...Called into the senior Republic of Ireland squad for the first time for a friendly international against the Czech Republic in February 2012.

Before West Ham United

Began his career with Belvedere FC in Dublin - the same club that produced Wes Hoolahan, Stephen Kelly and Keith Treacy - before moving to English football with Aston Villa at the age of 17 in 2005...Moved to Bristol City in 2007, making his debut against Queens Park Rangers in August of the same year...Faced competition from Adriano Basso and Chris Weale for the No1 jersey at Bristol City before being loaned to York City, Weymouth, Aldershot Town and Yeovil Town, making a total of 64 first-team appearances....The continued presence of David James at Ashton Gate saw Henderson join Portsmouth on a permanent basis in summer 2011...Served as back-up to Jamie Ashdown at Portsmouth before breaking into the side and making his debut in a 1-0 npower Championship defeat at Leeds United on 1 October 2011.

Any other business

Is the latest goalkeeping member of his family, following grandfather Paddy, father Stephen and uncles Dave and Wayne....Paddy appeared in the European Cup with Shamrock Rovers in the 1960s, while Stephen senior kept goal for Shelborne, Dundalk, Limerick and Cobh Ramblers and later managed Cork City...Dave won the League of Ireland title with St Patrick's Athletic, while Wayne was capped six times by Republic of Ireland before retiring in 2011.

Season 2014 - 15

Competition Apps
(as sub)
Goals Yellow
League 15  (0) 0 1 0
League Cup 1  (0) 0 0 0

Career History:
Club Season Comp. Apps
(as sub)
Bournemouth 2013 - 14League 2  (0) 0
Ipswich Town 2012 - 13League 24  (0) 0
West Ham Utd 2012 - 13League Cup 2  (0) 0
Portsmouth 2011 - 12League 25  (0) 0
  FA Cup 1  (0) 0
  League Cup 1  (0) 0
Yeovil Town 2010 - 11League 33  (0) 0
Aldershot Town 2009 - 10League 8  (0) 0
Bristol City 2009 - 10League 3  (0) 0
Bristol City 2008 - 09League 0  (1) 0
Weymouth 2007 - 08League 16  (0) 0
York City 2007 - 08League 7  (0) 0
Bristol City 2007 - 08League 0  (1) 0
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