Ronnie Henry: A Boro’ Career In Numbers


By Pete H

For wordy-birdies like ourselves, we do sometimes have to let numbers do the talking. For a feat as mammoth as setting Boro’s new all-time appearances record, pure and unadulterated numerical figures can put the man that is Ronnie Henry into a *much* easier context to digest. So, come fill your boots. We’ve got numbers, data and digits galore – and we didn’t even need a Google! What you do with these is for you and your own four walls to decide. Not us, however; we’re just the messenger and a humble functionary at best. Here’s what 469 Boro’ appearances gets you…


#RonnieNumbers: Boro’ & Ronnie Henry In Numbers

– promotions during his time at the Lamex

and FA Trophy wins

– goals for Boro’; Mark Smith scored this many on debut

– red cards for Boro’

Then there’s 4 – countries formed since Ronnie made his debut: Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and South Sudan

And how about – Prime Ministers who failed to outlast Ronnie’s Boro’ career: Blair, Brown, Cameron and May

– managers who Ronnie has played under: GW, Stimmo, Peter the Tailor, Smiffy, Teddy and Darren Sarll

… and, while on the subject, 3 – times Ronnie has played under GW at Boro’

– straight clean sheets in August and September 2007; a club record and, at the time, a Conference record

14 – times he’s lined up against Morecambe and Crawley Town

21 – years old; Ronnie’s age when GW signed him; he’s now 34…

24 – clubs that Jefferson Louis has played for since leaving Boro’, with more than one spell at three of those

25 – on the back of his shirt, each and every season during his time with the club

49 – bookings during his time at Boro’. So there’s another milestone looming…

212 – games won when Ronnie has played, compared to 107 draws and 149 defeats

… of which 396 were in the league (W176 D96 L124)

283 – other players have been named in first team squads during Ronnie’s time at the club

… of which 37 never made it onto the pitch, 30 never started and 14 appeared 100+ times

489 – appearances if he features in every remaining (and currently scheduled) game this season

534 – goals conceded with Ronnie on the pitch, an average of 1.14 goals per game (698 goals scored)

… of which 455 were in league games

624 – Conference, League Two and League One points won with Ronnie’s help

697 – proper Boro’ games since and including Ronnie’s debut (up to 12 January 2018). No HSC malarkey.

… of which 593 he’s been at the club for

2,534 – days since last sent off; one of two Boro’ players dismissed as we lost at Tamworth on 6 February 2010

2,684 – days since last scoring; the second in a 2-0 win against Eastbourne Borough on 8 September 2009

1,154,053,028 – more people living around the world since Ronnie’s debut in January 2005 (approximately)