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Henning Boel Squad Index
Information:
1973-74 Squad Number:
2
Position:
Right Back
Date of Birth:
15th August 1945
Birthplace:
Ikast
Nationality:
Danish
Height:
5' 10 3/4
Weight:
12st 7lbs
Signed:
November 1968
Career History:
Ikast
Boston Beacons March 1968
Washington Whips April 1968
Aberdeen FC 30th November 1968
Boston Minutemen April 1974
Ikast FS 1976
 
Profile:
The original Great Dane joined the Dons in 1968 after being spotted playing in America, following in the footsteps of Jens Petersen. Boel became a cult hero at Pittodrie a rugged and powerful full back who went on to play his part in the Dons successful 1970 Cup side. A Danish international, Boel's Aberdeen career was effectively ended after sustaining a serious injury against BMG in Germany in 1972.

He played in a friendly match for Brighton and Hove Albion against Stoke City in February 1973 while out on loan.

Henning Boel

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
04/01/1969
Dundee United 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Tannadice Park, Dundee 15,000 23 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1973-74
7
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
1
0
0
1972-73
6
1
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
12
1
0
3
0
0
1971-72
14
0
0
5
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
22
0
0
11
0
2
1970-71
34
0
2
5
0
1
4
0
1
2
0
0
45
0
4
5
0
0
1969-70
28
0
0
7
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
40
0
0
3
0
1
1968-69
15
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
3
0
0
Totals:
104
1
2
22
0
1
17
0
1
6
0
0
149
1
4
26
0
3
Total Appearances/Goals: 150 4