Frankie Bennett

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Frankie Bennett
Personal information
Full name Frank Bennett[1]
Date of birth (1969-01-03) 3 January 1969 (age 46)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Halesowen Town
1993–1996 Southampton 19 (1)
1996 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 4 (3)
1996–2000 Bristol Rovers 44 (4)
2000 Exeter City 9 (1)
2000–2001 Forest Green Rovers 27 (2)
2001 Aberystwyth Town
2001-2002 Weston-super-Mare
2002-2004 Bath City
2004-?? Brislington
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Frankie Bennett (born 3 January 1969) is an English former professional football forward.

Bennett played for Halesowen Town before joining Southampton in February 1993 for an initial fee of £10,000.[2] He played 19 times, mainly as a substitute, before joining Shrewsbury Town on loan in October 1996 and moved to Bristol Rovers the following month for a fee of £3,000.

He joined Exeter City on non-contract terms in February 2000, but left to join Forest Green Rovers the following month. He was a part of the Forest Green side that reached the 2001 FA Trophy final after he scored in a 4-1 semi final win over Hereford United at Edgar Street.[3]

He moved to Aberystwyth Town and then followed manager Frank Gregan to Weston-super-Mare. He joined Bath City in June 2002.[4][5][6] He struggled with injury and turned down a reduced deal in May 2004, joining Brislington in August 2004.[6]

Bennett has a wife named Michelle, a son, Joshua, and a daughter, Shanee.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Barry J. Hugman. The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946 - 1998. Queen Anne Press. p. 51. ISBN 1-85291-585-4. 
  2. ^ "Sport in Short: Football". The Independent. 25 February 1993. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Forest Green and Canvey in final". BBC Sport. 7 April 2001. 
  4. ^ "Bennett for Bath?". Non League Daily. 14 June 2002. 
  5. ^ "Bennett joins Bath". Non League Daily. 19 June 2002. 
  6. ^ a b "Past Players - B". Retrieved 2009-02-07. [dead link]

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