Gary Bennett (footballer, born 1970)
|Full name||Gary Bennett|
|Date of birth||13 November 1970|
|Place of birth||Enfield, England|
|?||Dagenham & Redbridge||?||(?)|
|* 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. 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. In the 2000s he had two spells with A.F.C. Sudbury, playing 253 games and scoring 172 goals, 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.
- Football Conference Winner (1): 1991–92
- Football Conference Runner-up (1): 1990–91
- FA Trophy Winner (1): 1991–92
- FA Vase Runner-up (3): 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05
- FA Vase: Bennett has double incentive The Telegraph, 20 March 2003
- Soccer: Gary moves to Sudbury Gazette, 18 June 1999
- The men of AFC Sudbury since the start of the club, and all time appearances and goalscorers AFC Sudbury
- "Conference Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk.
- "FA Trophy Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk.