Blackburn and Scotland legend Colin Hendry answers Twitter call to play for Sunday League team at 52… and wants to turn out this week too

The 52-year-old Scotland and Blackburn legend then laced up his boots and helped Moorgate FC win 3-2 over Wellington in their Blackburn Sunday League clash.


Hendry got to grips with Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Roberto Carlos as the Scots frustrated Brazil in the opening match of the 1998 World Cup, before agonisingly losing 2-1.

He also lifted the Premier League title for Blackburn Rovers' in 1995.

Famed for his white mane that earned him the nickname Braveheart, Hendry was a no-nonsense defender who also played for Manchester City, Rangers, Coventry and Bolton during a 20-year career.

Moorgate were losing 2-1 with full-time beckoning, but they managed to turn the game around and remain second in the table.



But it was the call of the team's manager Darryl Hartley, who got in touch with the burly defender.

Luckily Hendry is still fit and fighting, as he proved by playing the whole 90 minutes.

Hendry told the Lancashire Telegraph: "I think a lot of the lads were surprised to see me.

"Being the model ex-pro, I was there nice and early and as they walked in to the changing room, I said ‘you’re late!’

"I really enjoyed it. Playing at Pleasington was a lot different to what I am used to.

"Daz just sent me a tweet to ask if I would play for his team and I thought ‘why not’.

"I look after myself, I play for an over 35s team in Lytham, play in a lot of charity games and make sure I take plenty of cod liver oil tablets to keep the joints loose."

And the Scot is keen to turn out for Moorgate this weekend, as they play Crown Paints, who are level on points with them in second.

But Crown Paints should know Brazil and Real Madrid legend Ronaldo is only a quick tweet away…

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