Benjamin Totori

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Benjamin Totori
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-02-20) 20 February 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Solomon Islands
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Western United
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Uncles 19 (21)
2005–2007 YoungHeart Manawatu 41 (32)
2007 Richmond Athletic 4 (4)
2007–2008 Waitakere United 19 (10)
2008 Portland Timbers 3 (0)
2008–2010 Waitakere United 29 (14)
2010–2012 Koloale 19 (23)
2012–2013 Wellington Phoenix 15 (0)
2013 Oakleigh Cannons 0 (0)
2013–2014 Western United (3)
2014– Waitakere United 1 (1)
National team
2007– Solomon Islands 22 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2012

Benjamin Totori (born 20 February 1986) is a Solomon Islands footballer who plays as a striker for Western United.[1]

Club career[edit]

A small but speedy striker, Totori made his name at NZFC side YoungHeart Manawatu before moving to Richmond Athletic and then onto Waitakere United in 2007. In 2008 he moved abroad signing with the Portland Timbers in the United States after impressing New Zealand-born coach Gavin Wilkinson.[2]

Totori returned to Waitakere United after injury cut short his career in the USA. He joined Koloale FC Honiara in October 2010 after another successful spell in New Zealand.[3] He immediately ended up top goalscorer in the Telekom S-league, netting 23 goals in only 19 matches.[4]

On 19 June 2012 it was announced Totori had signed a one-year deal with Hyundai A-League club Wellington Phoenix.[5]

On 14 June 2013, Totori and Wellington Phoenix mutually decided to terminate his contract, allowing him to join the Oakleigh Cannons for the remainder of the 2013 season.[1]

He currently plays in his homeland for Western United.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Solomon Islands in an August 2007 World Cup qualifying match against American Samoa and has represented his country in several age groups at international level.

At the 2011 Pacific Games, Totori scored a hat trick in the Solomon Islands' opening 7–0 win over Guam.[6]

Totori represented his home side at the 2012 OFC Nations Cup in Honiara, Solomon Islands. In a game against Papua New Guinea Totori scored the lone goal of the match, and then in the final group match against New Zealand Totori scored a goal to tie the match 1–1.

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Solomon Warriors 3 – Western United 1
  2. ^ TOTORI LANDS A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT WITH PORTLAND TIMBERS – Oceania Football Confederation
  3. ^ Koloale strengthen defence – Oceania Football Confederation
  4. ^ S-League wraps up with awards ceremony – Oceania Football Confederation
  5. ^ "Phoenix Sign Totori". Football Federation Australia. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Oceania Football Confederation: Solomon Islands 7–0 Guam – Oceania football Confederation