Kyle Bennett (footballer)

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Kyle Bennett
Personal information
Full name Kyle Bennett[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-09) 9 September 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Telford, England
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bradford City
(on loan from Doncaster Rovers)
Number 32
Youth career
2000–2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
2010–2011 Bury 32 (2)
2011– Doncaster Rovers 74 (7)
2013 Crawley Town (loan) 4 (0)
2014– Bradford City (loan) 18 (1)
National team
2008 England U18 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:07, 3 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kyle Bennett (born 9 September 1990) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bradford City on loan from Doncaster Rovers.

Playing style[edit]

Bennett is an attacking midfielder "known for his blistering pace and close ball control as well as having the ability to fire the ball at goal with venom".[2]

Playing career[edit]

Bennett began playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers at the age of seven, signing for the club at age nine.

He signed a three-year professional contract in September 2007, just after has seventeenth birthday. He stayed at Molineux for two years without ever making the first team.

In March 2010 he had a two-week trial with Leicester City.[3]

In August 2010 he joined League Two club Bury on a one-year deal,[4] after impressing on trial.[5] He made his debut in a 1–0 defeat to Port Vale at Gigg Lane on 7 August 2010.[6] He scored his first goals in professional football on 26 February 2011, when he scored twice as Bury beat Crewe Alexandra 3–1.[7] In May 2011 he was offered a new contract by the club[8] but the beginning of July the club confirmed he has rejected the deal in favour of a move to Doncaster Rovers, and as the clubs could not agree on a transfer fee that it would go to a transfer tribunal to determine a transfer fee.[9]

On 24 January 2014 Bennett joined Bradford City on loan until the end of the season.[10] He made his debut four days later, and was sent off in the 25th minute after clashing with Neil Kilkenny in a 0-0 draw at home to Preston North End.[11] He scored his first goal for the club on 11 March, in a 2-0 win away against Colchester United.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.[13]
England
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Play-offs Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals A yellow card A red card
2010–11 Bury League One 32 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 35 2 1 0
Total 32 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 35 2 1 0
2011–12 Doncaster Rovers Championship 36 4 1 0 2 1 39 5 4 0
2012–13 League One 35 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 38 3 4 0
2013–14 Championship 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2013–14 Crawley Town (on loan) League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2013–14 Bradford City (on loan) 18 1 0 0 0 0 18 1 0 0
Total 79 7 2 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 86 8 8 0
Career Total 128 10 3 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 138 11 9 0

Honours[edit]

Doncaster Rovers

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of fellow professional footballer Elliott Bennett.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Profile". buryfc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Wolves striker Kyle Bennett on trial at Leicester City". Leicester Mercury. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "New Shakers set for debuts". Sky Sports. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bury sign Lees, Picken and Bennett in triple swoop". BBC Sport. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bury 0 – 1 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bury 3 – 1 Crewe". BBC Sport. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bury offer new contracts to seven". BBC Sport. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bennett Moves On". Bury FC. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.bradfordcityfc.co.uk/news/article/city-bring-in-bennett-1313078.aspx
  11. ^ "Bradford City 0-0 Preston North End" BBC Sport. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Colchester United 0-2 Bradford City" BBC Sport. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  13. ^ "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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