Jimmy Henderson
 
Born  8 May 1935 Bishopbriggs 
Died  2 September 2015 Worcester
 
James Jeffries Henderson was the youngest of three brothers born and raised in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow who all played professional football. The eldest brother, Jackie, was a Scottish International and played for Portsmouth, Wolves, Arsenal and Fulham. Jimmy's other brother, David, played for Third Lanark, Stranraer, Portadown and Stenhousemuir.
 
Jimmy and his brother David played as amateurs for L. Pieter's Boys Club. Jimmy, playing as an outside left, signed as an amateur for Partick Thistle in Glasgow on 18 October 1951 at the age of just 16.  Previewing the 1952/53 season the Daily Record listed Jimmy as the youngest professional footballer in Scotland at age 17 and he made his debut at that age against Hibernian in a league match on 4 April 1953. 
 
He was a Jags player for seven years making 19 appearances in all competitions (1 goal). This included ten league appearances (0 goals), six League Cup games (1 goal) - including one game in Thistle's run to the 1958 Final - and three matches in the Glasgow Cup. He only scored one goal but chose the occasion well - a 3:0 League Cup win against Rangers at Ibrox
 
Jimmy's only first team appearances for the Jags in 1958/59 were against Queen of the South which proved to be his next club. Jimmy signed for the Dumfries club in October 1958 and made six league appearances (0 goals) in one season. 
 
Jimmy signed for Worcester City for a small fee in June 1959. The Club's Official History records "the money was well spent". Jimmy was at St George's Lane, Worcester for four seasons and proved to be a versatile, goal-scoring forward making 144 appearances (34 goals) playing in all the forward line positions - including some games at half-back - before moving to Kidderminster Harriers. He was part of the Harriers team that won the West Midlands League championship and Birmingham Senior Cup in 1964/65. He later moved to Stourbridge. 
 
Jimmy was one of seven Scottish players that played over 100 games for the club in the late 1950's/early 1960's. Several, including Jimmy, made Worcester their home after hanging up their boots
 
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