Ben Pringle

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Ben Pringle
Ben Pringle 2016.jpg
Pringle with Preston North End in 2016
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Philip Pringle[1]
Date of birth (1989-07-25) 25 July 1989 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tranmere Rovers
(on loan from Preston North End)
Youth career
Wallsend Boys Club
2006–2007 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Newcastle Blue Star
2007–2008 Morpeth Town
2008–2009 Ilkeston Town 42 (4)
2009–2011 Derby County 20 (0)
2011Torquay United (loan) 5 (0)
2011–2015 Rotherham United 147 (19)
2015–2016 Fulham 15 (2)
2016Ipswich Town (loan) 10 (2)
2016– Preston North End 10 (0)
2018Oldham Athletic (loan) 13 (1)
2018–2019Grimsby Town (loan) 15 (0)
2019–Tranmere Rovers (loan) 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:47, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Benjamin Philip Pringle (born 25 July 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Tranmere Rovers, on loan from Preston North End. He can play as a central midfielder or as a left midfielder.


Early career[edit]

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne,[1] Pringle started his footballing career at the renowned Cramlington Juniors, before starting his professional career as a trainee with West Bromwich Albion.

After being released by West Bromwich Albion, he joined Non League side Newcastle Blue Star before a spell at Morpeth Town.

Ilkeston Town[edit]

In 2008 joined Ilkeston Town.[4] At Ilkeston he made a total of 54 competitive first team appearances,[5] scoring 6 goals.[6]

Derby County[edit]

In May 2009 it was announced he was moving to Derby County on a one-year deal, with the move set to be completed in July.[4]

He made his Derby debut as an 80th-minute substitute against Peterborough United on 8 August 2009. The following game of the 2009–10 football season, Pringle started his first game for Derby in the League Cup 2–1 loss to League Two side Rotherham United.

Pringle signed an extension to his Derby deal to take him through to the end of the 2010–11 season on 11 December 2009.[7] Pringle was captain of the Derby County reserves side that won the 2009/10 Central League Central Section title and was also named the club's Young Player of the Season for the campaign.[8] He was handed his first League start in the final game of the 2009–10 season against Cardiff City in a 2–0 win and earned the supporter's Man of the Match award. In February 2011, Pringle's contract was extended until summer 2012.[9]

Torquay United (loan)[edit]

In March 2011, Pringle joined then League Two outfit Torquay United on a months loan.[10] Pringle spent just 19 days of the loan at Torquay, playing five games, but returned to Derby after expressing a desire to fight for a place in the Derby first team rather than remain at Plainmoor.[11]

Upon his return to Derby, despite having had his contract extended at the end of the 2010–11 campaign, Pringle was told he was free to find another club.[12]

Rotherham United[edit]

On 3 June 2011, it was revealed he had agreed personal terms with Rotherham United.[13] The transfer was confirmed later that day, with Pringle joining The Millers on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract.[14] He made his first team debut for Rotherham at home to Oxford United on 6 August 2011, and scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 win over Crewe Alexandra on 16 August.[15]

He had made 9 appearances for Rotherham up until mid-October but following his substitute appearance versus Bristol Rovers he had not played again for them as of mid-February.[15] However, he was an unused sub in Rotherham's game against Burton Albion on 18 February.[16] Pringle's form, contributed greatly to the clubs' automatic promotion to League One at the end of the 2012–13 season.[17]

On 18 January 2013, Pringle signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with Rotherham.[18] His goals and assists during the 2013/14 season helped Rotherham reach the League 1 playoff final. Pringle played in the final, and after a 2–2 draw, Rotherham earned promotion after beating Leyton Orient 4–3 on penalties to earn a second successive promotion.[19]

At the end of the 2013/14 season, Pringle was voted in the 2013–14 Football League One PFA Team of the Year.[20]

On 9 August 2014, Pringle started for Rotherham in their opening fixture of The Championship season in a 1–0 defeat against his former club Derby County.[21] On 23 August 2014, Pringle scored his first goal in The Championship with a winner in Rotherham's 1–0 victory against Millwall F.C..[22]

On 9 January 2015, Rotherham agreed a fee with Millwall F.C. for Pringle, however Pringle turned down the move to the club.[23] On 27 January 2015, Pringle scored his second goal of The Championship season in a 4–2 victory against Bolton Wanderers where he was also named man of the match.[24]


On 19 June 2015, Pringle signed for Fulham on a two-year contract, he joined Goalkeeper Andy Lonergan in signing for the club on the same day.[25]

Ipswich Town (loan)[edit]

Pringle joined Ipswich Town on an initial one-month loan on 12 February 2016.[26]

Preston North End[edit]

On 4 July 2016, Pringle signed for Preston North End on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[27]

On 31st August 2018, Pringle joined Grimsby Town on a season-long loan, however, his loan was cut short, with Pringle joining League 2 rivals Tranmere Rovers on January 22nd 2018[28]

He was released by Preston at the end of the 2018–19 season.[29]


Ilkeston Town

Rotherham United



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  8. ^ a b "Savage named Player of the Year". 30 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Pringle signs a new contract with the Rams". Derby Telegraph. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Torquay sign Derby midfielder Ben Pringle on loan". BBC Sport. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
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  15. ^ a b Career stats summary at Soccerbase
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  17. ^ "Rotherham 2–0 Aldershot". BBC. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
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  19. ^ "Leyton Orient 2–2 Rotherham". BBC. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  20. ^ a b "Luis Suarez: Liverpool striker wins PFA Player of the Year award". BBC Sport. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Championship: Derby County beat Rotherham United 1–0 at the iPro Stadium". Sky Sports. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  22. ^ "Millwall 0 Rotherham 1". BBC Sport. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
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  24. ^ "Rotherham record 4–2 home win over Bolton". Sky Sports. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
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  27. ^ "Lilywhites Complete Ben Pringle Signing". BBC. PNEFC. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  28. ^
  29. ^ "Preston North End: Championship club release six players at end of season". BBC Sport. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  30. ^ "AWARDS". WhiteBall Project. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2009.

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