Joe Benjamin (footballer)

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Joe Benjamin
Personal information
Full name Joseph John Benjamin[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-08) 8 October 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Woodford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bury Town
Youth career
West Ham United
2006–2008 Northampton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Northampton Town 7 (0)
2008 Brackley Town (loan) ? (?)
2009 Eastbourne Borough (loan) 5 (0)
2010 Eastbourne Borough (loan) 15 (1)
2010 Ebbsfleet United 5 (0)
2010 Boreham Wood 6 (6)
2010–2011 AFC Hornchurch 5 (0)
2011 Wealdstone 5 (0)
2011 Chelmsford City 13 (1)
2012 Tonbridge Angels 17 (1)
2012 Hampton & Richmond Borough 6 (1)
2012–2013 Billericay Town 12 (1)
2012 Hendon (dual registration) 0 (0)
2013 Lowestoft Town (dual registration) 14 (1)
2013 St Neots Town 5 (2)
2013–2014 Billericay Town 25 (4)
2014 Grays Athletic 8 (0)
2014– Bury Town 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:56, 9 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph John "Joe" Benjamin (born 8 October 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Bury Town.

Career[edit]

As a boy he was with West Ham United, then came through Northampton Town's Centre of Excllence to make his debut in the Football League on 23 August 2008 as a late substitute in a goalless draw with Millwall.[2][3] He had a spell on loan to Southern League Premier Division club Brackley Town as work experience in early 2008,[4] and signed an 18-month professional contract with Northampton in January 2009.[2]

In November 2009, Benjamin signed a one-month loan deal with Conference National club Eastbourne Borough.[5] Benjamin played six games for Eastbourne Borough, five of which were in the Conference and one in the Sussex Senior Cup, before being recalled back to Northampton in December.[6] He rejoined the same club on loan for the remainder of the season in January 2010.[7]

He was released by the club on 12 May 2010 along with five other players.[8]

In August 2010, he joined Conference South side Ebbsfleet United.[9] Benjamin left by mutual consent in September 2010 and switched to Boreham Wood, also of the Conference South.[10] He then had a short spell at AFC Hornchurch of Isthmian League Premier Division from November until January,[11][12] before going on trial with, and later signing for Wealdstone on the turn of the year.[13]

In August 2011 he joined Chelmsford City.[14] He moved on to Tonbridge Angels, also of Conference South, in January 2012.[15]

In May 2012 he penned contract with Carshalton Athletic,[16] but after a dispute with the management he left the club before the season kick-off to sign for Isthmian League Premier Division rivals Hampton & Richmond Borough.[17]

Bejamin moved on to Billericay Town in October 2012.[18] He joined Hendon of the Isthmian League Premier Division on a dual registration basis from Billericay Town the following month,[19] but was never involved in a match. He signed on another dual registration deal in March 2013, with Lowestoft Town.[20] During the spring he made 14 appearances in the league (scoring one goal against Wingate & Finchley) before ending the season featuring in the playoff final on 6 May 2013.

In June 2013, Benjamin joined St Neots Town who play in the Southern Football League Premier Division. Following the release from the club in September 2013,[21] he re-signed for Billericay Town.[22] In June 2014 he departed the club to join Farnborough,[23] but had his contract terminated the following month after a handful of pre-season games,[24] and was then captured by Grays Athletic.[25] They released him in September 2014, and subsequently signed for Bury Town.

Personal life[edit]

Benjamin is the cousin of former Farnborough teammate, and former Arsenal prospect, Paul Rodgers.[20] They also played together in Northampton Town, St Neots Town and Billericay Town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Benjamin gets 18-month contract with Cobblers". Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "23 August 2008, Northampton 0–0 Millwall". Northampton Town F.C. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Garbe, Joe (10 January 2008). "Emphatic victory for Brackley". Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser. Retrieved 15 October 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Eastbourne loan Cobblers striker". BBC Sport. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Blow for Borough as loan striker departs". The Argus. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Northampton Town striker Joe Benjamin joins Eastbourne". BBC Sport. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Northampton Town release midfielder Luke Guttridge". BBC Sport. 12 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "It's all go for Joe-Joe". Ebbsfleet United FC Official Website. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "Dorchester 3 Boreham Wood 1". Borehamwood & Elstree Times. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "John Mead previews Saturday's home clash". Borehamwood & Elstree Times. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "AFC Hornchurch Player Profiles". AFC Hornchurch. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Wealdstone FC Player Profiles". Wealdstone FC. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Chelmsford City complete triple deal". BBC Sport. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Tonbridge Angels sign Joe Benjamin and Chris Piper". BBC Sport. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "New Robins come to roost at Carshalton". Carshalton Athletic FC. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Joe Benjamin: I'm happy to sign for Hampton after Carshalton problems". FootballExclusives.co.uk. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Benjamin Follows Taylor into Billericay". Footballconference.co.uk. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "Greens hope to return to action following weekend washout". Barnet Today. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Trawlerboys take Benjamin on dual terms". Pitchero Non League. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  21. ^ "Benjamin the latest to depart St Neots". Cambridge News. 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  22. ^ "Match Preview; Blues v Bognor Regis Town". Billericay Town FC. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  23. ^ "Billiercay duo Joe Benjamin and Paul Rodgers leave club". Lancashire Telegraph. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  24. ^ "Day's little Angels bring spirit back to Farnborough". Get Hampshire. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  25. ^ "Billericay Town's Chris Benjamin gunning for derby glory against old club". Daily Gazette. 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 

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