WHAT Willie Henderson lacked in stature, he more than made up for with talent and tenacity. Just 5ft4 tall, Glasgow-born Henderson joined Rangers in 1960 and went on to spent a dozen years at Ibrox as a flying winger of some repute. He would prove to be a key figure in Rangers’ successes of that era, including winning the treble in 1964, although he would depart just months before the club lifted the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972.

There were spells at Sheffield Wednesday and a myriad stints overseas – in South Africa, USA, Hong Kong and Australia – before Henderson hung up his boots with Airdrieonians in 1979. Scotland was lucky to have in the same era two terrific wingers in Henderson and Jimmy Johnstone, the pair striking up a friendship despite being on opposite sides of the Old Firm divide and vying for the same Scotland jersey. Henderson went on to amass 29 caps, scoring five goals for his country.

Personal information
Full name William Henderson
Date of birth 24 January 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth Baillieston, Scotland
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1972 Rangers 478 (36)
1972 Durban United 3 (0)
1972–1974 Sheffield Wednesday 48 (5)
1973 Miami Toros 7 (0)
1974–1976 Hong Kong Rangers    
1976–1977 Caroline Hill    
1977–1978 Brisbane Lions    
1978–1979 Airdrieonians 2 (0)
Total   538 (41)
National team
1962–1971 Scotland 29 (5)
1962–1968 Scottish League XI 6 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.