Ben Fairclough

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Ben Fairclough
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Personal information
Date of birth (1989-04-18) 18 April 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2005–2007 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2008–2010 Notts County 8 (0)
2009Ilkeston Town (loan) 4 (0)
2010 Hinckley United 25 (3)
2010–2011 Rocester 74 (8)
2011 Eastwood Town 3 (0)
2011–2014 Boston United 86 (9)
2015 Belper Town
2015 Lincoln United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:26, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Benjamin Michael Stanley Fairclough (born 18 April 1989) is an English footballer, who plays as a winger for Northern Premier League club Lincoln United.

Playing career[edit]

Notts County[edit]

Fairclough signed for Notts County after impressing during a pre-season trial, having previously been at local rivals Nottingham Forest.[1] He made his debut for County at home to Doncaster Rovers, in the 1–0 win in the League Cup on 12 August 2008.[2] In 2009, Fairclough went on a short-term loan to Ilkeston Town. On 10 May 2010, he was released by Notts County along with seven other players.[3]

Hinckley United[edit]

He then signed for Hinckley United on 7 August 2010.


On 5 March 2010, he joined Rocester in the Midland Football Alliance on loan from Hinckley United. He became a favourite with the Roman fans playing on the right wing and finished the season of by scoring 7 goals in 17 games.

Eastwood Town[edit]

Ahead of the 2011–12 season, he linked up with Eastwood Town, but he was out of favour and football was hard to come by.

Boston United[edit]

In September 2011 the pacy forward joined Boston United rather than a reported move back to Rocester. [4]

Belper Town[edit]

In August 2015 Fairclough joined Belper Town and he made his debut against Carlton Town on 20 August.

Lincoln United[edit]

During October 2015 Fairclough joined Lincoln United.

Personal life[edit]

He is the nephew of former Nottingham Forest and Leeds United defender Chris Fairclough and cousin of former Nottingham Forest youth player Jordan Fairclough.[5]


  1. ^ "Notts seal Fairclough swoop". Notts County F.C. official website. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Notts County 1–0 Doncaster (aet)". BBC Sport. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Notts County release eight out-of-contract players". BBC Sport. 10 May 2010. Archived from the original on 13 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Fairclough signs for Hinckley". Hinckley United official website. 7 August 2010. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Ben Fairclough". Canoville Coaching official website. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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