Fred Benson

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Fred Benson
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Personal information
Full name Fredua Buadee Benson Erchiah
Date of birth (1984-04-10) April 10, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Accra, Ghana[1]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
RKC Waalwijk
Number 14
Youth career
FC Amstelland
Zeeburgia
Ajax
Vitesse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Vitesse 62 (14)
2007–2011 RKC 114 (45)
2010 Shandong Luneng (loan) 7 (2)
2011–2012 Lechia Gdańsk 11 (1)
2012–2014 PEC Zwolle 61 (15)
2014 Sheriff Tiraspol 6 (1)
2015 Rapid București 13 (0)
2015–2016 IJsselmeervogels 18 (6)
2016– RKC 0 (0)
National team
2006 Netherlands U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2016.

Fredua Buadee Benson Erchiah (born April 10, 1984) is a Dutch-Ghanaian footballer who plays as a striker for RKC Waalwijk in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

In January 2005 Benson was promoted to the Eredivisie team from Vitesse Arnhem. In two years, he played 62 games, scoring 14 goals before transferring to RKC Waalwijk in July 2007.[2]

On 11 February 2010, it was announced that Benson had joined Shandong Luneng on a five-month-long loan deal.[3][4]

In July 2011, he joined Lechia Gdańsk on a two-year contract.[5]

On 20 June 2014, Benson signed for Moldovan side FC Sheriff Tiraspol.[6] Six-Months later, on 23 January 2015, Benson left Sheriff Tiraspol by mutual consent.[7] Shortly after leaving Sheriff Tiraspol, Benson signed a six-month contract with Rapid București.[8]

In summer 2016, Benson returned to RKC after spending time in Dutch amateur football with IJsselmeervogels.[9]

International[edit]

In 2006, he was part of the Netherlands squad that won the UEFA U-21 Championship 2006 in Portugal.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 19 December 2015[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
RKC Waalwijk 2007–08 Eerste Divisie 28 11 28 11
2008–09 34 13 4 2 38 15
2009–10 Eredivisie 20 4 20 4
2010–11 Eerste Divisie 31 17 4 4 35 21
Total 113 45 4 4 - - 4 2 121 51
Shandong Luneng Taishan (loan) 2010 Chinese Super League 7 2 5 1 12 3
Lechia Gdańsk 2011–12 Ekstraklasa 11 1 1 0 - - 12 0
PEC Zwolle 2012–13 Eredivisie 32 8 5 4 - - 37 12
2013–14 29 7 3 3 - - 32 10
Total 61 15 8 7 - - - - 69 22
Sheriff Tiraspol 2014–15 Divizia Națională 5 1 2 2 4 1 1 0 12 4
Rapid București 2014–15 Liga I 13 0 0 0 - - 13 0
IJsselmeervogels 2015–16 Topklasse 10 2 0 0 - - 10 2
Career total 213 64 15 13 4 1 5 2 237 80

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

RKC Waalwijk

PEC Zwolle

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred Benson (RKC Waalwijk)
  2. ^ Player Profile : Fred Benson
  3. ^ Fred Benson op huurbasis naar Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C.
  4. ^ 鲁能俱乐部与班森完成签约
  5. ^ Fred Benson piłkarzem Lechii Gdańsk 18.07.2011, onet.pl
  6. ^ "Фред Бенсон переходит в Шериф". www.fc-sheriff.com/ (in Russian). FC Sheriff Tiraspol. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Фред Бенсон покидает Шериф". www.fc-sheriff.com/ (in Russian). FC Sheriff Tiraspol. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Fred Benson, noul atacant al giuleștenilor, nu se teme de situația de la Rapid: Putem să ne salvăm". sportnews.libertatea.ro/ (in Romanian). sportnews.libertatea. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  9. ^ RKC sluit met Benson opnieuw verloren zoon in de armen - Voetbal International (Dutch)
  10. ^ Dutch invite Fred Benson again
  11. ^ "F. Benson". uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 

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