Ben Algar

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Ben Algar
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Christopher Algar
Date of birth (1989-12-03) 3 December 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Dronfield, England[1]
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Shaw Lane AFC
Youth career
Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Chesterfield 5 (0)
2009–2011 Matlock Town 29 (2)
2011 F.C. New York 1 (0)
2012– Matlock Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2011.

Benjamin Christopher Algar (born 3 December 1989 in Dronfield) is an English footballer who is currently playing for Shaw Lane AFC.



Having come through the youth systems of Sheffield United and Chesterfield, Algar made his professional debut for the Spireites on 4 September 2007, coming on as a substitute in the 55th minute of a 3–1 defeat at home to Hartlepool United in the Football League Trophy.[2] He made five league appearances for Chesterfield in the 2008–09 Football League season, but was told that he would not be offered a new deal by the club, and was released on 7 May 2009.

In the summer of 2009 Algar had trials at League Two club Burton Albion and Conference National club Mansfield Town. Eventually, he signed with Matlock Town of the Northern Premier League Premier Division. He made 29 appearances and scored two goals for Matlock under head coach Mark Atkins.

United States[edit]

On 1 March 2011, Algar moved to the United States when he signed for USL Professional Division expansion team FC New York.[3] The deal was facilitated via FC New York's relationship with English club Sheffield United.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Chesterfield 1-3 Hartlepool". BBC Sport. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  3. ^ New York adds forward Algar Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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