Gary Bennett (footballer, born 1970)

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Gary Bennett
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-11-13) 13 November 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Enfield, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1993 Colchester United 130 (38)
1993 Braintree Town
1993 Brentford 0 (0)
1993–1994 Woking 3 (1)
1994–1996 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 (5)
0000–1999 Braintree Town
1999–2000 AFC Sudbury
2000–2001 Chelmsford City
2001–2005 AFC Sudbury
2005–2006 Witham Town
2006–2007 Ipswich Wanderers
2007 Tiptree United 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gary Bennett (born 13 November 1970) is an English former professional footballer. A prolific striker, he holds goalscoring records at two of his former clubs.


Born in Enfield, Bennett was in the youth system at Tottenham Hotspur, but began his senior career at Colchester United, for whom he played in the FA Trophy final in 1992.[1] In 1994, he left Colchester to join Woking, and during the 1990s also played for Dagenham & Redbridge[2] and Braintree Town, for whom he scored a record 57 goals in one season.[3] In the 2000s he had two spells with A.F.C. Sudbury, playing 253 games and scoring 172 goals,[4] and remains the club's all-time top scorer. He also played for Chelmsford City (who paid £3,000 to sign him from Sudbury in 2000), Witham Town, Ipswich Wanderers (where he was player/assistant manager) and Tiptree United. After playing a solitary match for Tiptree, Bennett stopped playing football and currently works as a postman.[4]



Colchester United[5][6]


  1. ^ FA Vase: Bennett has double incentive The Telegraph, 20 March 2003
  2. ^ Harman, John (2005). Alliance to Conference. Tony Williams Publications. ISBN 978-1-869833-52-7. 
  3. ^ Soccer: Gary moves to Sudbury[permanent dead link] Gazette, 18 June 1999
  4. ^ a b The men of AFC Sudbury since the start of the club, and all time appearances and goalscorers AFC Sudbury
  5. ^ "Conference Honours". 
  6. ^ "FA Trophy Honours".