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Edward Colin Hendry (born December 7, 1965 in Keith) is a former Scottish professional football defender.


Hendry first played for local clubs Keith and Islavale, mainly as a striker. He began his professional career in 1983 with Dundee, and in 1987 was picked up by Blackburn Rovers, where he was converted into a defender. He played over 100 games for Blackburn before joining Manchester City in 1989, where he was named player of the year in the 1989/90. His days at City were numbered, however, after he fell out of manager Peter Reid’s plans. He was re-signed for Blackburn by Kenny Dalglish and helped them to great success including winning the Premiership. In 1998 he got his dream move to boyhood heroes Rangers where he was signed by manager Dick Advocaat for Pound 4 million. However, despite winning the domestic treble with Rangers in his first season, his time there was relatively unhappy with Advocaat claiming that Hendry was “not his type of player". After his spell at Rangers, Hendry also played for Coventry City and Bolton Wanderers, as well as Preston North End and Blackpool on loan, before retiring from playing football.


Colin Hendry managed to win 51 caps for Scotland despite the fact that he was a latecomer to the international scene, not making his debut until he was 27. His last Scotland appearance was to prove mixed emotions for Hendry when he scored two goals in a 4-0 win over San Marino but was banned for six games after the game for an elbow on a San Marino player.


Hendry landed his first managerial job in June 2004 when he was appointed manager of his former club Blackpool, but was sacked by the club in November 2005 following a poor run of results.