Ben Strevens

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Ben Strevens
Ben Strevens 2017-03-04 1.jpg
Strevens playing for Eastleigh in 2017
Personal information
Full name Benjamin John Strevens[1]
Date of birth (1980-05-24) 24 May 1980 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Edgware, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1999 Wingate & Finchley
1999–2006 Barnet 195 (42)
1999 Wingate & Finchley (loan)
2000 Slough Town (loan) 4 (2)
2001 St Albans City (loan) 3 (2)
2006 Crawley Town 15 (4)
2006–2009 Dagenham & Redbridge 111 (34)
2009–2010 Brentford 25 (6)
2010–2012 Wycombe Wanderers 76 (11)
2012–2013 Gillingham 12 (1)
2013 Dagenham & Redbridge 14 (1)
2013–2016 Eastleigh 118 (21)
2016 Whitehawk 7 (0)
2016– Eastleigh 0 (0)
Teams managed
2016 Eastleigh (caretaker)
2016 Whitehawk (joint caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:11, 12 December 2016 (UTC).

Benjamin John "Ben" Strevens (born 24 May 1980) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker or an attacking midfielder for National League club Eastleigh.

Career[edit]

Strevens began his career at Wingate & Finchley and in the 1998–99 season in the Isthmian League Division Three he scored 28 league goals coming joint second in the top scorers chart, helping the side to promotion. He was then signed by Barnet,[2] having scored 38 goals in 67 appearances for the Blues.[3]

He was then loaned out to Slough Town and then to St Albans City,[4][5] before becoming a regular first team player for the Bees. He made 41 appearances in 2005–06 season for Barnet, by which point he was their longest serving player, but left the club at the end of the season, having scored 42 career goals for the club.[6]

He was the only player in the Barnet squad to be relegated to the Conference National in 2000–01 season, and then be re-promoted back into the Football League in 2004–05. He was picked up on free transfer by Crawley Town and scored his first goal for the club on his debut against Rushden & Diamonds.[7]

Strevens suffered a fractured cheek bone and damaged eye socket in Crawley's 3–2 defeat to Lewes in an FA Cup game in 2006.[8]

He signed for Dagenham & Redbridge in December 2006,[6] whom he was promoted with at the end of the 2006–07 season into League Two.[9] At the end of the 2008–09 season he signed for Brentford, along with Dagenham team-mates Danny Foster and Sam Saunders.[10] He joined Wycombe Wanderers in 2010,[6] helping them to win promotion to League One in his first season, only to be relegated back to League Two the following year.[11] Strevens was then released by Wycombe in May 2012.[12] On 20 July 2012, Strevens signed a one-year deal at League Two club Gillingham.[13] He made his debut in a League Cup game on 14 August 2012, scoring his first professional goal for the club.[14] His first league goal came on 10 November away at Plymouth Argyle.[15]

After being made available for a free transfer from Gillingham by Martin Allen in January 2013,[16] Strevens signed for Dagenham & Redbridge on the January 2013 transfer deadline day.[17] On 7 May 2013, he was released by the Daggers due to the expiry of his contract[18] and joined Conference South club Eastleigh. Strevens played an integral part in Eastleigh's championship winning team in his first year at the club and their first season at Conference Premier level.[19]

He worked as player/assistant-manager under Chris Todd during the latter stages of the 2015–16 season and was caretaker manager for one National League match at Wrexham in August 2016, following Todd's departure and his replacement by Ronnie Moore.[19] Despite signing a further extension to his contract at the start of the 2016–17 season,[20] Strevens left Eastleigh by mutual agreement in September 2016 to re-join his former manager Richard Hill at National League South club Whitehawk.[19]

After Hill left in November to join Aston Villa as a scout, Strevens was appointed temporary player/joint manager.[21] In his first game in joint charge, Strevens had a last minute penalty saved by Gosport Borough defender Brett Poate, who had taken over in goal with his keeper off injured.[22] After two more games, Strevens returned to Eastleigh.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Strevens playing for Eastleigh in 2017
As of match played 23 April 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barnet 1998–99[24] Third Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–2000[25] Third Division 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2000–01[26] Third Division 28 4 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 31 4
2001–02[27] Football Conference 24 9 2 0 4[b] 2 30 11
2002–03[28] Football Conference 23 9 0 0 0 0 23 9
2003–04[29] Football Conference 39 9 3 0 3[c] 1 45 10
2004–05[30] Conference National 39 6 2 0 2[d] 0 43 6
2005–06[31] League Two 35 5 1 0 3 0 2[a] 0 41 5
Total 195 42 9 0 6 0 12 3 222 45
Slough Town (loan) 1999–2000[4] Isthmian League Premier Division 4 2 0 0 1[e] 0 5 2
St Albans City (loan) 2000–01[5] Isthmian League Premier Division 3 1 0 0 3[f] 2 6 3
Crawley Town 2006–07[7] Conference National 15 4 1 0 0 0 16 4
Dagenham & Redbridge 2006–07[7] Conference National 21 6 21 6
2007–08[32] League Two 46 15 3 3 1 1 2[a] 1 52 20
2008–09[33] League Two 46 14 3 1 1 0 2[a] 0 52 15
Total 113 35 6 4 2 1 4 1 125 41
Brentford 2009–10[34] League One 25 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 29 7
Wycombe Wanderers 2010–11[35] League Two 40 7 3 0 1 1 2[a] 0 46 8
2011–12[36] League One 36 4 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 38 4
Total 76 11 4 0 1 1 3 0 84 12
Gillingham 2012–13[15] League Two 12 1 0 0 2 1 1[a] 0 15 2
Dagenham & Redbridge 2012–13[15] League Two 14 1 14 1
Eastleigh 2013–14[37] Conference South 42 8 2 0 5[d] 3 49 11
2014–15[38] Conference Premier 45 7 3 1 3[g] 0 51 8
2015–16[38] National League 31 6 5 1 2[d] 0 38 7
Total 118 21 10 2 10 3 138 26
Career total 575 124 34 7 11 3 34 9 654 143
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 3 appearances and 2 goals in Football League Trophy, 1 appearance in FA Trophy
  3. ^ 2 appearances in Conference National play-offs, 1 appearance in FA Trophy
  4. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  5. ^ Appearance in Isthmian League Cup
  6. ^ 2 appearances and 1 goal in FA Trophy, 1 appearance and 1 goal in Isthmian League Cup
  7. ^ 2 appearances in Conference Premier play-offs, 1 in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Eastleigh FC". www.wrexhamafc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Wingate and Finchley Football Club – Ryman Premier League". www.wingatefinchley.com. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Slough Town FC". www.sloughtownfc.net. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  5. ^ a b "St Albans City F.C. Statistics". statistics.sacfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  6. ^ a b c "Ben Strevens | Football Stats | Eastleigh | Age 35 | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  7. ^ a b c "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Altrincham FC Official Web Site, Archived News". www.altrinchamfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  9. ^ "Football Club History Database – Dagenham & Redbridge". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  10. ^ "Daggers trio join Brentford". The Guardian. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  11. ^ "Football Club History Database – Wycombe Wanderers". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  12. ^ "Relegated Wycombe Wanderers release six players". BBC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Gillingham | News | Latest News | Latest News | BIG BEN STRIKES ACCORD
  14. ^ "Bristol City 1 – 2 Gillingham". BBC. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  16. ^ Gillingham give free transfers to Ben Strevens and Connor Essam and release keeper Ross Flitney
  17. ^ Daggers Sign Strevens
  18. ^ Daggers Announce Released Players List
  19. ^ a b c Wendy Gee (13 September 2016). "Eastleigh bid fond farewell to Ben Strevens as popular midfielder leaves the club by mutual consent". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "Stevens re-signs at Eastleigh". BBC Sport. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  21. ^ Steven Coney (29 November 2016). "Whitehawk begin search for third boss of season after Richard Hill departs for Aston Villa". The Non-League Football Paper. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  22. ^ http://www.gosportboroughfc.co.uk/teams/80237/match-centre/1-2183886
  23. ^ "Eastleigh: Ben Strevens returns to National League club as player". BBC Sport. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  27. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=16173&season_id=131
  28. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  29. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=16173&season_id=133
  30. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Ben Strevens in 2013/2014". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
    "Hill hails 'fantastic' Eastleigh after Mangos given FA Cup chop". Southern Daily Echo. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  38. ^ a b "B. Strevens - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

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