Gary Bennett (footballer, born 1970)

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Gary Bennett
Personal information
Full name Gary Bennett
Date of birth (1970-11-13) 13 November 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Enfield, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Colchester United 130 (38)
1993–? Braintree Town ? (?)
? Brentford 0 (0)
? Woking ? (?)
? Dagenham & Redbridge ? (?)
?–1999 Braintree Town ? (?)
1999–2000 AFC Sudbury ? (?)
2000–2001 Chelmsford City ? (?)
2001–2005 AFC Sudbury ? (?)
2005–2006 Witham Town ? (?)
2006–2007 Ipswich Wanderers ? (?)
2007 Tiptree United 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gary Bennett (born 13 November 1970) is a former English professional footballer. A prolific striker, he holds goalscoring records at two of his former clubs.


Born in Enfield, Bennett was in the youth system at Tottenham Hotspur, but began his senior career at Colchester United, for whom he played in the FA Trophy final in 1992.[1] In 1994 he left Colchester to join Woking, and during the 1990s also played for Dagenham & Redbridge and Braintree Town, for whom he scored a record 57 goals in one season.[2] In the 2000s he had two spells with A.F.C. Sudbury, playing 253 games and scoring 172 goals,[3] and remains the club's all-time top scorer. He also played for Chelmsford City (who paid £3,000 to sign him from Sudbury in 2000), Witham Town, Ipswich Wanderers (where he was player/assistant manager) and Tiptree United. After playing a solitary match for Tiptree, Bennett stopped playing football and currently works as a postman.[3]



Colchester United[4][5]
A.F.C. Sudbury
  • FA Vase Runner-up (3): 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05