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John Henderson

John Henderson

1957-1966
10
Other Guernsey Nos.
2, 36, 37, 4

144 CFC Games Played

28 CFC Goals

Date of Birth
31 August 1938
Recruited From
Avenel
Collingwood Debut
Round 14, 1957
Height:
187cm
Weight:
91kg

Biography

A highly skilled player recruited from Avenel who gave great service firstly as a half-back flanker and then as a centreman.

Henderson had been an Essendon fan as a youngster, but he could not get a game there and returned home to Avenel where his play attracted the Magpies’ attention. He had rare speed for a man of his weight (14 stone), liked to back his judgement and liked to go for a run with the ball.

He was a fine kick at top pace and ran third in the 1963 Brownlow, but probably reached the peak of his career in the 1964 finals when he starred every week.

He represented Victoria several times and took over Collingwood’s captaincy from Ray Gabelich in 1965.

He was a member of the 1958 premiership team and also played in the 1960 and 1964 Grand Final sides.

He played his last game as a reserve in the 1966 Grand Final. He later coached Yarraville in the VFA.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1957-1966 144 28 13 59%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1957 1 0 57

1957 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 14 Geelong W 0 57 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1958 6 1 0 0 21, 4

1958 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 16 Carlton W 0 21 View match >
Round 17 Richmond W 1 0 21 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne L 0 21 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 0 21 View match >
Preliminary Final North Melbourne W 0 21 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne W 0 0 0 4 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1959 16 4 0 10

1959 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney L 0 10 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 3 Carlton L 0 10 View match >
Round 7 Geelong W 0 10 View match >
Round 8 Fitzroy L 0 10 View match >
Round 9 Essendon W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 10 View match >
Round 13 Melbourne W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 14 Carlton W 0 10 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Round 16 Richmond W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 0 10 View match >
Round 18 Geelong W 1 0 10 View match >
Semi Final Essendon L 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1960 20 4 0 0 10

1960 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 0 10 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 3 Essendon L 0 10 View match >
Round 4 Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 5 St Kilda L 0 10 View match >
Round 6 Sydney L 2 0 10 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 10 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 0 10 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 0 10 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy L 0 10 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 0 10 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Round 17 Sydney W 0 10 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Semi Final Essendon W 0 10 View match >
Preliminary Final Fitzroy W 1 0 10 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 1 0 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1961 15 3 0 10

1961 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong L 1 0 10 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy L 0 10 View match >
Round 6 Carlton L 1 0 10 View match >
Round 7 Essendon W 0 10 View match >
Round 8 Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 9 St Kilda W 0 10 View match >
Round 10 Sydney W 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn L 0 10 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 0 10 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 0 10 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne L 1 0 10 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs L 0 10 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy L 0 10 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 10 View match >
Round 18 Essendon D 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1962 17 1 0 10

1962 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 St Kilda L 0 10 View match >
Round 3 Sydney W 0 10 View match >
Round 4 Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 5 Geelong W 0 10 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 0 10 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs L 0 10 View match >
Round 8 North Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy W 0 10 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 1 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Essendon L 0 10 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda L 0 10 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 0 10 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 10 View match >
Round 15 Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 16 Geelong L 0 10 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 0 10 View match >
Round 18 Western Bulldogs W 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1963 17 1 0 10

1963 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond W 0 10 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn L 0 10 View match >
Round 4 St Kilda L 1 0 10 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 0 10 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 0 10 View match >
Round 7 Essendon L 0 10 View match >
Round 8 Carlton W 0 10 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 0 10 View match >
Round 11 Geelong L 0 10 View match >
Round 12 Richmond L 0 10 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn L 0 10 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda L 0 10 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 0 10 View match >
Round 17 Fitzroy W 0 10 View match >
Round 18 Essendon L 0 10 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1964 19 1 0 0 2

1964 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fitzroy W 1 0 2 View match >
Round 3 Western Bulldogs W 0 2 View match >
Round 4 Sydney W 0 2 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 0 2 View match >
Round 6 Essendon L 0 2 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 0 2 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne L 0 2 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn L 0 2 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 0 2 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy W 0 2 View match >
Round 13 Geelong W 0 2 View match >
Round 14 Western Bulldogs W 0 2 View match >
Round 15 Sydney W 0 2 View match >
Round 16 Carlton D 0 2 View match >
Round 17 Essendon W 0 2 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 0 2 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne L 0 2 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 0 2 View match >
Grand Final Melbourne L 0 0 0 2 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1965 17 12 8 227 39 266 2

1965 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 St Kilda L 1 7 4 11 2 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 12 12 2 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn W 12 6 18 2 View match >
Round 7 Sydney W 1 9 8 17 2 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 1 1 12 2 14 2 View match >
Round 9 Essendon W 1 12 3 15 2 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne W 1 13 13 2 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy W 15 2 17 2 View match >
Round 12 St Kilda W 1 13 3 16 2 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 12 1 13 2 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 1 14 2 16 2 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 4 23 3 26 2 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 1 11 2 13 2 View match >
Round 17 Melbourne W 2 19 19 2 View match >
Round 18 Sydney L 1 14 14 2 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda L 2 2 18 2 20 2 View match >
Preliminary Final Essendon L 11 1 12 2 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1966 16 1 6 213 33 246 4

1966 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 15 4 19 4 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 7 1 8 4 View match >
Round 3 Essendon L 24 2 26 4 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 2 22 1 23 4 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne W 19 3 22 4 View match >
Round 6 Melbourne W 0 4 View match >
Round 7 Western Bulldogs W 26 6 32 4 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 14 2 16 4 View match >
Round 9 Sydney W 2 17 2 19 4 View match >
Round 10 St Kilda W 1 0 4 View match >
Round 11 Carlton L 1 19 2 21 4 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 4 6 10 4 View match >
Round 14 Essendon L 1 14 14 4 View match >
Round 15 Richmond W 11 11 4 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 18 3 21 4 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda L 0 0 3 1 4 4 View match >
Legend
  • #Guernsey
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • DDisposals
  • MMarks
  • TTackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 144 28 14 440 72 512
Avg/Game   0.19 0.10 3.06 0.50 3.56
Legend
  • GPGames Played
  • GLGoals
  • BBehinds
  • KKicks
  • HHandballs
  • TTackles
  • DDisposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

599

Total AFL Games
144
Total AFL Goals
28
CFC Debut
Round 14, 1957
CFC Last Game
Grand Final, 1966
Recruited From
Avenel
Full Name
John Henderson

Awards

  • Life Members
    1967
  • x2
    Runner up Best and Fairest (R.T. Rush Trophy)
    1961, 1964
  • Third Best and Fairest (J.J. Joyce Trophy)
    1962
  • Team Captain
    1965
  • Premiership
    1958
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