Frank Bentley

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Frank Bentley
Frank Bentley.jpg
Bentley while with Brentford 1912
Personal information
Full name Frank William Bentley[1]
Date of birth 9 October 1886
Place of birth Butt Lane, England[1]
Date of death December 1958 (aged 72)[1]
Place of death Stoke-on-Trent, England
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Butt Lane
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1907 Stoke 1 (0)
1909–1911 Tottenham Hotspur 36 (0)
1912–1914 Brentford 59 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frank William Bentley (9 October 1886 – 1958) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Bentley began his career at his local side Butt Lane before joining Stoke in 1907.[1] He was not considered a first team player by manager Horace Austerberry but he did play Bentley in the clubs FA Cup fixtures in 1907–08 where he scored against Gainsborough Trinity.[1] He played just once in the League for Stoke against West Bromwich Albion on 14 March 1908.[1] At the end of the season Stoke left the league after suffering financial meltdown and joined the club who replaced Stoke, Tottenham Hotspur.[3] He played 41 matches for Spurs in three seasons at White Hart Lane.[3] He went on to play for Brentford where he ended his playing career.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[5]

Club Season League League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1907–08 Second Division 1 0 4 1 5 1
Tottenham Hotspur 1909–10[3] First Division 19 0 2 0 21 0
1910–11[3] 16 0 3 0 19 0
1911–12[3] 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 36 0 5 0 41 0
Brentford 1912–13[4] Southern League First Division 31 0 2 0 33 0
1913–14[4] Southern League Second Division 28 0 3 0 31 0
Total 59 0 5 0 64 0
Career Total 96 0 10 1 110 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records. soccerdata. p. 24. ISBN 1-899468-63-3.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Frank William Bentley". 11v11.com. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b c White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 361–362. ISBN 0951526200.
  5. ^ Frank Bentley at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)