Benny Fenton

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Benny Fenton
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Robert Vincent Fenton[1]
Date of birth (1918-10-10)10 October 1918
Place of birth West Ham, England
Date of death 29 July 2000(2000-07-29) (aged 81)
Place of death Poole, England
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
1934–1935 Colchester Town
1935–1937 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1939 West Ham United 21 (9)
1939–1947 Millwall 20 (7)
1947–1955 Charlton Athletic 264 (22)
1955–1958 Colchester United 104 (15)
Total 409 (53)
Teams managed
1955–1963 Colchester United
1963–1964 Leyton Orient
1966–1974 Millwall
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Benjamin Robert Vincent Fenton (10 October 1918 – 29 July 2000) was an English professional football player and manager.


Playing career[edit]

Fenton signed for Colchester Town in 1934, moving to West Ham United a year later.[2] Fenton made his professional debut for West Ham United on 9 October 1937, playing alongside his older brother Ted, as an inside forward in a match against Fulham.[3]

Fenton later appeared for Millwall, Charlton Athletic and Colchester United, making over 400 appearances in the Football League for all four clubs.[4]

During World War II, Fenton guested for former club West Ham United in November 1944.[5] He also guested for Charlton Athletic, York City, Cardiff City and Manchester City.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Fenton managed Colchester United, Leyton Orient and Millwall.[6]