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Full name  Derek Hennin
Name  Derek Hennin
Role  Footballer

Playing position  Wing half
Died  January 1989
Years  Team
Position  Wing half
Date of birth  (1931-12-28)28 December 1931
Place of birth  Prescot, St Helens, Lancashire

Date of death  January 1989 (aged 57)

Derek Hennin (28 December 1931 – January 1989) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half. He was part of the Bolton Wanderers side that won the 1958 FA Cup Final against Manchester United.


Early life

Hennin was born in Prescot, Lancashire on 28 December 1931 to Harry and Maggie Hennin. He had one younger sister, Patricia (Pat). He attended Whiston Secondary Modern School from the age of eleven until fifteen, where he was Head Boy and was a keen player in the school football team. He grew up a supporter of Everton. As a youngster, Hennin played for the England Youth football team.

Playing career

Hennin was born in Prescot and was a product of the St Helens Combination league, having left hometown club Prescot Cables for Bolton Wanderers in June 1949. He had to wait almost five years for his league debut against Tottenham Hotspur. He went on to make 164 league appearances for the club, with his first of his eight goals arriving against Blackpool in January 1957. The following season saw him help Bolton reach the FA Cup final, where he was selected for the 2–0 win over Manchester United.

In February 1961 Hennin joined Chester, making his debut in a 2–1 derby win at Wrexham. He was installed as captain the following season but left the club at the end of the campaign after they again finished bottom of the Football League. This marked the end of Hennin’s professional career, as he joined non–league side Wigan Athletic, where he played 38 Cheshire League games during his one season at the club.


Bolton Wanderers

  • 1957–1958: FA Cup winners.
  • Personal life

    Hennin married Mary in June 1954. The couple had a total of three daughters: Nicola (b.1956 d.1958), Hilary (b.1959) and Lynn (b.1961).


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