Rhys Bennett

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Rhys Bennett
Rhys Bennett 30-11-2013 1.jpg
Bennett playing for Rochdale in 2013
Personal information
Full name Rhys Gordon Bennett[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-01) 1 September 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Ashton in Makerfield, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Rochdale
Number 3
Youth career
Radcliffe Borough
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2011–2012 Falkirk (loan) 19 (0)
2012– Rochdale 27 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:39, 16 February 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Rhys Gordon Bennett (born 1 September 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Rochdale as a central defender.

Career[edit]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Bennett started his professional career at Bolton Wanderers, regularly playing in the reserve side and wearing the captain's armband on occasions.[2] Having not made an appearance for the first team he was sent out on loan to Falkirk in July 2011 by manager Owen Coyle.

Falkirk (loan)[edit]

On 6 July 2011, it was announced that Falkirk had signed Bennett on a six-month loan,[3] which was extended until the end of the season on 9 January 2012.[4] He made a scoring debut in Falkirk's Scottish Challenge Cup 2–1 win at Brechin. He made his league debut in a 1–0 loss against Raith Rovers on 6 August.[5]

Rochdale[edit]

On the 11 June 2012, Rochdale announced that Bennett had signed a one-year contract at the club effective on 1 July 2012.[6] He made his debut on 4 September in a 2-2 draw against Fleetwood Town in the Football League Trophy. The game went to a penalty shoot-out which Rochdale won 4-2 and progressed to the second round.[7] He made his league debut on 15 September in a 2-1 win away to AFC Wimbledon.[8] He scored his first goal for the club on 1 December, in a 3-2 defeat to York City.[9]

Career Statistics[edit]

As of 12 January 2013.[10]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Falkirk (loan) 2011–12 19 0 1 0 3 0 2 1 25 1
Rochdale 2012–13 23 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 27 1
Career total 42 1 3 0 3 0 4 1 52 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 69. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bennett Makes Falkirk Debut". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Falkirk snap up Bolton kid Rhys Bennett on season-long loan deal". Daily Record. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bennett's Falkirk Loan Extended". bwfc.co.uk. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brechin City 1-2 Falkirk". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rochdale sign Bolton Wanderers defender Rhys Bennett" BBC Sport. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Rochdale 2-2 Fleetwood" BBC Sport. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  8. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Rochdale" BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Rochdale 2-3 York" BBC Sport. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  10. ^ Rhys Bennett career stats at Soccerbase

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