Archibald-Henville, Troy

Birth Date

4th November 1988


Newham, London



Biographical Text

Troy Archibald-Henville officially had four spells at Exeter City between 2009 and 2018. Starting with two loan spells, he then signed permanently before returning again after a four-year absence. 

London-born Troy began his career at Tottenham Hotspur. He would go on to captain Spurs’ reserve side and feature in the first-team squad on two occasions including the North London derby in December 2007.

After a temporary switch to Norwich City, Troy joined Exeter City on loan in January 2009 from then-parent club Tottenham. An imposing centre-half with a quick turn of pace, Troy made a big impact during his first stint in Devon when he made nineteen league appearances and helped the Grecians clinch promotion to the third tier of English football. Following a brief return to White Hart Lane, Troy was back for a second loan-spell at City in July 2009 and, after a further fifteen league outings, put put pen to paper on a permanent deal with the Grecians on 1 February 2010.

A knee injury curtailed his 2009/10 campaign, but Troy would go on to make eighty-one appearances for the Grecians during this period and secure the supporter’s Player of the Year accolade for 2011/12 before leaving the club in June 2012 to sign for Swindon Town.

After two seasons in Wiltshire, and a similar stint with Carlisle United, Troy returned to the St James' Park in 2016 in what he described as a ‘homecoming’. After a further eighteen league games (and two in the play-offs), he was released by the Grecians at the end of the 2017/18 season and later worked as a youth coach at Tottenham Hotspur.


Exeter City

League 133 (plus 2 play-offs ); Cups 21 (156)


League 3



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