Eduardo Bennett

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Eduardo Bennett
Personal information
Full name José Eduardo Bennett
Date of birth (1968-09-11) September 11, 1968 (age 45)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
UPNFM
Youth career
Victoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Curacao (12)
1991–1992 Olimpia (24)
1991–1993 Cobras 31 (8)
1993–1995 San Lorenzo 47 (18)
1995–1999 Argentinos Juniors 111 (44)
2000 Cobreloa 28 (7)
2000 Argentinos Juniors 11 (2)
2001 Chacarita Juniors
2001–2002 Quilmes (6)
2002 Olimpia (3)
2003–2004 Victoria 69 (34)
2005–2006 Vida (8)
2006–2007 Unión Ájax
2007 Olimpia 1 (0)
2008 Atlético Olanchano 16 (5)
2008-2010 Necaxa
National team
1991–2000 Honduras 36 (19)
Teams managed
2012 Necaxa (Reserves)
2013- UPNFM
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 July 2006.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2005

José Eduardo Bennett (born 11 September 1968 in La Ceiba) is a retired Honduran footballer. He is currently manager of UPNFM.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in La Ceiba, Bennett played in the youth teams of local side Victoria and moved to Tegucigalpa aged 14. There he played college football and later joined Curacao.[2] His debut in Liga Nacional was on 29 September 1988 at the age of 19 wearing Curacao's jersey against Motagua, and he scored to tie 1-1.[3]

Nicknamed El Balín or Dimonio (the Demon), he played for Curacao, CD Olimpia and CD Victoria in Honduras, Cobras in Mexico, Argentinos Juniors,[4] San Lorenzo[5] (with whom he won the 1995 Clausura title) and Second Division Chacarita Juniors and Quilmes in 10 years in Argentina as well as for Cobreloa in Chile.

His debut in Honduran Second Division was on February 4, 2007 at the age of 38 for Unión Ájax against Real Sociedad. By May 2009, he has scored 83 goals in the Honduran national league.[6]

At age 41, Bennett retired after playing with Necaxa in the Honduran second division and started training the Necaxa reserves.

International career[edit]

Bennett made his debut for Honduras in a May 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Panama and has earned a total of 36 caps, scoring 19 goals. He has represented his country in 11 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[7] and played at the 1991 UNCAF Nations Cup as well as at the 1991,[8] 1993[9] and 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[10] He is the scorer of the first ever goal at a CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals.[11]

He was substituted in his final international, an April 2000 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Panama.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 June 1991 Los Angeles, United States  Canada 4-2 Win 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2. 30 June 1991 Los Angeles, United States  Jamaica 5-0 Win 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3. 5 July 1991 Los Angeles, United States  Costa Rica 2-0 Win 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
4. 28 June 1992 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 4-0 Win Friendly
5. 28 June 1992 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 4-0 Win Friendly
6. 28 June 1992 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 4-0 Win Friendly
7. 28 June 1992 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 4-0 Win Friendly
8. 8 July 1992 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Colombia 1-0 Win Friendly
9. 22 November 1992 Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4-0 Win World Cup 1994 Qualifier
10. 25 April 1993 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  El Salvador 2-0 Win World Cup 1994 Qualifier
11. 25 April 1993 Tegucigalpa, Honduras  El Salvador 2-0 Win World Cup 1994 Qualifier
12. 10 July 1993 Dallas, United States  Panama 5-1 Win 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup
13. 10 July 1993 Dallas, United States  Panama 5-1 Win 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup
14. 10 July 1993 Dallas, United States  Panama 5-1 Win 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup
15. 14 July 1993 Dallas, United States  Jamaica 3-1 Loss 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup
16. 21 September 1996 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Mexico 2-1 Win World Cup 1998 Qualifier
17. 17 November 1996 San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11-3 Win World Cup 1998 Qualifier

Titles[edit]

Season Club Title
Clausura 1995 ArgentinaSan Lorenzo de Almagro Primera Division Argentina Championship

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