Tottenham's double-winning left-back Ron Henry dies aged 80

Ron Henry (back row, second from the right) lines up with Tottenham's 1962 FA Cup-winning side
Image: Ron Henry (back row, second from the right) lines up with Tottenham's 1962 FA Cup-winning side

Ron Henry, part of Tottenham's double-winning side of the 1960s, has died at the age of 80.

Henry was the left-back in Bill Nicholson's 1960/1 side which became the first post-war to win the Football League and FA Cup in the same season.

Spurs went on to retain the FA Cup the following year and lift the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1963, both victories achieved with Henry as a first-choice starter.

Capped once by England, he went on to make 287 appearances for the club in a first-team career spanning 11 years.

Henry died on Saturday in a hospice, according to a short Spurs statement that said: "We extend our condolences to his family at this sad time."

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