Bentley while with Brentford 1912
|Full name||Frank William Bentley|
|Date of birth||9 October 1886|
|Place of birth||Butt Lane, England|
|Date of death||December 1958 (aged 72)|
|Place of death||Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|Playing position(s)||Wing half|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Bentley began his career at his local side Butt Lane, before joining Stoke in 1907. 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. He played just once in the League for Stoke against West Bromwich Albion on 14 March 1908. At the end of the season Stoke left the league after suffering financial meltdown and joined the club who replaced Stoke, Tottenham Hotspur. He played 41 matches for Spurs in three seasons at White Hart Lane. He went on to play for Brentford where he ended his playing career.
|Tottenham Hotspur||1909–10||First Division||19||0||2||0||21||0|
|Brentford||1912–13||Southern League First Division||31||0||2||0||33||0|
|1913–14||Southern League Second Division||28||0||3||0||31||0|
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