Henry Bertil Persson was born on August 25, 1913 in Göteborg and made his IFK Göteborg debut in the 1932/33 season, which was also the debut season of team mate Arne Nyberg. At 19 years, 9 months and 29 days, on May 25, 1933, he took part his first competetive game against AIK in an Allsvenskan game that ended 3–0. He spent one season with the IFK Göteborgs first team, and during his career he played in 5 first team games and scored 6 goals. Out of these 5 first team games, 3 were Allsvenskan games.
Henry Persson is with his 3 Allsvenskan games number
422 on the list of those who have competed in most Allsvenskan games for IFK Göteborg. Persson passed away in 1970, 57 years old.