Ben Strevens

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Ben Strevens
Personal information
Full name Benjamin John Strevens[1]
Date of birth (1980-05-24) 24 May 1980 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Edgware, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
000?–1999 Wingate & Finchley
1999–2006 Barnet 195 (42)
1999 Wingate & Finchley (loan)
2000 Slough Town (loan) 4 (2)
2001 St. Albans City (loan) 3 (2)
2006 Crawley Town 15 (4)
2006–2009 Dagenham & Redbridge 111 (34)
2009–2010 Brentford 25 (6)
2010–2012 Wycombe Wanderers 76 (11)
2012–2013 Gillingham 12 (1)
2013 Dagenham & Redbridge 14 (1)
2013– Eastleigh 45 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:06, 16 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Benjamin John "Ben" Strevens (born 24 May 1980) is an English professional footballer for Eastleigh as a striker or attacking midfielder.

Career[edit]

Strevens began his career at Wingate & Finchley and in the 1998–99 season in the Isthmian League Division Three he scored 28 league goals coming joint second in the top scorers chart, helping the side to promotion. He was then signed by Barnet.

He was then loaned out to Slough Town and then to St Albans City, before becoming a regular first team player for The Bees. He made 41 appearances in 2005–06 season for the Football League side, by which point he was their longest serving player, but left the club at the end of the season, having scored 42 career goals for the club.

He was the only player in the Barnet squad to be relegated to the Conference National in 2000–01 season, and then be re-promoted back into the Football League in 2004–05. He was picked up on free transfer by Crawley Town and scored his first goal for the club on his debut against Rushden & Diamonds

Strevens suffered a fractured cheek bone and damaged eye socket in Crawley's 3–2 defeat to Lewes in an FA Cup game in 2006.

He signed for Dagenham & Redbridge in December 2006, whom he was promoted with at the end of the 2006–07 season into League Two. At the end of the 2008–09 season he signed for Brentford, along with Dagenham team-mates Danny Foster and Sam Saunders.[2] He joined Wycombe Wanderers in 2010, helping them to win promotion to League One in his first season, only to be relegated back to League Two the following year. Strevens was then released by Wycombe in May 2012.[3] On 20 July 2012, Strevens signed a one year deal at League Two Gillingham.[4] He made his debut in a Football League Cup game on 14 August 2012, scoring his first professional goal for the club.[5] His first league goal came on 10 November away at Plymouth Argyle.

After being made available for a free transfer from Gillingham by Martin Allen in January 2013,[6] Strevens signed for Dagenham & Redbridge on the January 2013 transfer deadline day.[7] On 7 May 2013, he was released by the Daggers due to the expiry of his contract.[8]

Honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 23 November 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnet 1998–99[9] Third Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000[10] Third Division 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2000–01[11] Third Division 28 4 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 31 4
2001–02[12] Conference National 24 9 2 0 4[b] 2 30 11
2002–03[13] Conference National 23 9 0 0 0 0 23 9
2003–04[14] Conference National 39 9 3 0 3[c] 1 45 10
2004–05[15] Conference National 39 6 2 0 2[d] 0 43 6
2005–06[16] League Two 35 5 1 0 3 0 2[a] 0 41 5
Total 195 42 9 0 6 0 12 3 222 45
Slough Town (loan) 1999–2000[10] Isthmian Premier Division 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 2
St Albans City (loan) 2000–01[11] Isthmian Premier Division 3 1 0 0 3[e] 2 6 3
Crawley Town 2006–07[17] Conference National 15 4 0 0 0 0 15 4
Dagenham & Redbridge 2006–07[17] Conference National 21 6 0 0 0 0 21 6
2007–08[18] League Two 46 15 3 3 1 1 2[a] 1 52 20
2008–09[19] League Two 46 14 3 1 1 0 2[a] 0 52 15
Total 113 35 6 4 2 1 4 1 125 41
Brentford 2009–10[20] League One 25 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 29 7
Wycombe Wanderers 2010–11[21] League Two 40 7 3 0 1 1 2[a] 0 46 8
2011–12[22] League One 36 4 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 38 4
Total 76 11 4 0 1 1 3 0 84 12
Gillingham 2012–13[23] League Two 12 1 0 0 2 1 1[a] 0 15 2
Dagenham & Redbridge 2012–13[23] League Two 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Eastleigh 2013–14[24] Conference South 42 8 2 0 5[d] 3 49 11
Career total 499 111 25 5 11 3 28 9 563 128
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 3 appearances and 2 goals in Football League Trophy, 1 appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ 2 appearances in Conference National play-offs, 1 appearance in FA Trophy
  4. ^ a b Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  5. ^ 2 appearances and 1 goal in FA Trophy, 1 appearance and 1 goal in Isthmian League Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Daggers trio join Brentford". The Guardian. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Relegated Wycombe Wanderers release six players". BBC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.gillinghamfootballclub.com/page/NewsDetail/0,,10416~2855349,00.html
  5. ^ "Bristol City 1 – 2 Gillingham". BBC. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/sport/2013/january/3/essam_and_strevens.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.daggers.co.uk/news/article/daggers-sign-strevens-631116.aspx
  8. ^ http://www.daggers.co.uk/news/article/daggers-announce-released-players-list-811566.aspx
  9. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Ben Strevens in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2001/2002". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2003/2004". Grimsby Town Mad. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2013/2014". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
    "Hill hails 'fantastic' Eastleigh after Mangos given FA Cup chop". Southern Daily Echo. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 

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