Jack W. Hendry
Jack W. Hendry
Jack W. Hendry
● Jack W. Hendry, 2015 (SNS)

born in Scotland

Jack William Hendry was born on Sunday, 7th May, 1995, in Glasgow.

The 6' 2 (11st 12lbs) defender signed for Alan Archibald's Thistle on Tuesday, 5th August, 2014, having most recently been with Dundee United.

Aged 20, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 23rd May, 2015, in a 0-0 draw away to Motherwell in the SPFL Premiership.

There were no goals for Jack during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 29th August, 2015, in a 2-0 defeat at home to Aberdeen in the SPFL Premiership, having appeared as a Jag on 9 occasions.

At September, 2023, Jack's club-list included Dundee United, Partick Thistle, Wigan Athletic, Shrewsbury Town, Milton Keynes Dons, Dundee, Celtic, Melbourne City, Oostend, Club Brugge, Cremonese and Al-Ettifaq.

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Hendry joined Partick Thistle in August 2014. He featured in Thistle's development squad frequently, before making his first-team debut for the side on the final day of the 2014–15 season in a goalless draw against Motherwell at Fir Park on 23 May 2015. On 2 June 2015, Hendry signed a new one-year contract with the Jags, alongside David Wilson and goalkeepers Paul Gallacher and Tomáš Černý. After an outstanding pre season, Hendry came on as a substitute in the opening game of the season away to Hamilton after only 29 minutes following an earlier red card for Frédéric Frans, he went on to help keep a clean sheet alongside Liam Lindsay in defence as the match finished 0–0. Following the match it was reported that English Premier League club Everton had been watching Hendry.

On 1 September 2015, Hendry signed for Wigan Athletic. He joined fellow League One side Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season in March 2016. On 31 August 2016, Hendry joined League One side Milton Keynes Dons on loan until January 2017. On 4 October 2016, Hendry made his debut for Milton Keynes Dons, featuring in a 0–1 away EFL Trophy group stage win over Peterborough United. Hendry signed a two-year contract with Dundee in July 2017. He played regularly and became a key player for Dundee in the first part of the 2017–18 season. Dundee rejected offers from Celtic for Hendry during January 2018, before agreeing a club-record fee on 31 January.

Celtic signed Hendry to a four-and-a-half-year contract on 31 January 2018. He made his debut for the club in a 1–0 defeat away to Kilmarnock on 3 February. In March 2018, Hendry received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad for the friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary. He made his Scotland debut on 27 March, playing in a 1–0 win against Hungary. On 22 January 2020, Hendry joined A-League club Melbourne City on loan for the rest of the season. During his second appearance for Melbourne, Hendry suffered a knee ligament injury that required surgery.

Hendry was loaned to Belgian club KV Oostende in July 2020, and Celtic gave the Belgian club first option to buy him. In his Jupiler Pro League debut in September 2020 he scored a last-minute winner against KV Mechelen to clinch a 1–0 victory for his new club. Hendry was recalled to the squad in March 2021, after performing well in the Belgian league for KV Oostende. Hendry would win the Jupiler Pro League Player of the Season at the end of the campaign. Hendry moved to Oostende on a permanent basis in June 2021. He was then selected in the Scotland squad for the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 finals, and scored his first international goal in a pre-tournament friendly against the Netherlands.

On 31 August 2021, just two-months after signing permanently for KV Oostende, Hendry joined Club Brugge on a four-year contract. He featured in Brugge's famous 1–1 Champions League draw against a star-studded PSG side (featuring Messi, Mbappé and Neymar playing together for the first time), and was named as Player of the Match by the BBC. Hendry would score his first goal for the side in a win over Royal Antwerp in a game which clinched Club Brugge the Jupiler Pro League title. On 1 September 2022, Hendry joined Cremonese in Italy on loan, with an option to buy. Hendry would make his debut for Cremonese in a Serie A game against Atalanta.

On 26 July 2023, Steven Gerrard signed Hendry for Saudi club Al-Ettifaq until 2026, along with his former teammate at Celtic, Moussa Dembélé.


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