Troy Archibald-Henville

Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
From United Kingdom 
Type Sports 
Birth 4 November 1988 
, London Borough of Newham
Age31 years

Troy Patrick Archibald-Henville (born 4 October 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Exeter City in League Two.

Playing career

Tottenham Hotspur

Born in Newham, London, Archibald-Henville joined Tottenham Hotspur full-time in 2005 after a successful spell towards the end of the 2004–05 season. He made the step up to the reserves in 2007 making 15 appearances in total, scoring two goals. His impressive performances earned him the captain’s armband for the reserves. He was named on the substitutes bench for the first team on two occasions, including the North London derby at Arsenal in December 2007.

Norwich City

For the 2008–09 season, Norwich City took Archibald-Henville on what was initially a season long loan, but he returned to Tottenham without making a league appearance.

Exeter City

On 20 January 2009, Archibald-Henville signed on loan for Exeter City, and made his debut for the club that night, in a 2–1 win against Dagenham & Redbridge. During his time there, Archibald-Henville was hailed as “terrific” by Exeter manager Paul Tisdale.

Before his debut, Exeter asked the Football League if they could just put “Troy” on the back of his shirt but were told the entire surname had to be there, without exception.

At the end of the Grecians’ successful 2008–09 season, which saw them win promotion to League One, Archibald-Henville returned to his parent club in a bid to win a new contract with Spurs. He signed a new deal at Tottenham until 2010.

In July 2009, he signed another six-month loan deal with Exeter.

Exeter City

On 1 February 2010, it was announced that Archibald-Henville had signed a permanent deal with Exeter City, moving from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee. However, he sustained a knee injury shortly after his signing, ruling him out of action for the remainder of the 2009–10 season and the start of the 2010–11 season. After recovering from the injury, he made 81 appearances for Exeter over the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons, and was the Exeter supporters’ “player of the year” for 2011–12.

Swindon Town

At the end of the 2011–12 season, Archibald-Henville’s contract with Exeter expired. Exeter offered him a new contract, but he instead signed a two-year deal with Swindon Town, who had just been promoted to League One.

Carlisle United

Due to injuries, Archibald-Henville found it difficult to gain match fitness to force his way into the Town side, so he joined fellow League One side Carlisle on a month-long loan deal in September 2013. The deal was a success, but was cut short due to a knee injury which required surgery. He returned to Swindon Town and made 15 more appearances for the club, as they tried to force their way into the League One play-off.

Carlisle United

Following his release from Swindon Town at the end of the 2013–14 season, Archibald-Henville penned a two-year deal with Carlisle United, who had been relegated to League Two. He missed the start of the 2014–15 season with a shin injury, and made his first appearance in a 3–0 defeat to Bury in September.

Return to Exeter City

On 27 June 2016 Archibald-Henville signed with his former club Exeter City following his release from Carlisle.

Career statistics

As of match played 19 April 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupLeague CupOtherTotal
Tottenham Hotspur2007–08Premier League00000000
2008–09Premier League00000000
2009–10Premier League00000000
Norwich City (loan)2008–09Championship00000000
Exeter City (loan)2008–09League Two190000000190
2009–10League One150100010170
Exeter City2009–10League One0000000000
2010–11League One361100060431
2011–12League One452202020512
Swindon Town2012–13League One5010210081
2013–14League One140000010150
Carlisle United (loan)2013–14League One4000000040
Carlisle United2014–15League Two241000000241
2015–16League Two122001000132
Exeter City2016–17League Two0000000000
Career total174650511001947