Hamza Bencherif

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Hamza Bencherif
Hamza Bencherif 2017-03-04 1.jpg
Bencherif playing for York City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Hamza Bencherif[1]
Date of birth (1988-02-09) 9 February 1988 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
York City
Youth career
0000–2006 Guingamp
2006–2007 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2007 Lincoln City (loan) 12 (1)
2009–2011 Macclesfield Town 60 (16)
2011–2013 Notts County 31 (2)
2013–2014 Plymouth Argyle 7 (0)
2014 JS Kabylie 6 (0)
2014–2015 Lincoln City 41 (6)
2015–2016 FC Halifax Town 41 (0)
2016–2017 Wrexham 27 (2)
2017 York City (loan) 17 (0)
2017– York City 0 (0)
National team
2005–2006 Algeria U20 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:57, 16 June 2017 (UTC).

Hamza Bencherif (born 9 February 1988) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender or a midfielder for National League North club York City. Born in Paris, he has played in the Football League for several clubs and represented Algeria at youth international level.

Club career[edit]

Bencherif was born in Paris and started his career with Guingamp[1] before joining Nottingham Forest's youth system in August 2006.[3] He joined League Two club Lincoln City on 2 October 2007 on a one-month loan,[4] which was extended for a second month.[5] He made 12 appearances and scored 1 goal against Chesterfield.[6] He was released by Forest at the end of the 2008–09 season and signed a one-year contract with League Two club Macclesfield Town on 6 July 2009.[7] He became a first-team regular in the first half of the season at Moss Rose, but a broken ankle he sustained in December 2009 ended his season.[8][9] Bencherif signed a one-year extension to his contract in May 2010,[8] and scored 11 goals in 46 appearances in 2010–11.[10]

He rejected a new contract offer from Macclesfield to sign a two-year contract with League One club Notts County on 23 June 2011.[11] He was released when his contract expired in the summer of 2013.[12] Bencherif signed a short-term contract with League Two club Plymouth Argyle in September 2013,[13] and scored on his debut the next day against Cheltenham Town.[14] He was released in January 2014, having made nine appearances for the club,[15] before signing for Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club JS Kabylie on a one-and-a-half-year contract.[16]

On 1 August 2014, Bencherif joined Conference Premier club Lincoln City on a one-year contract.[17] After one season with Lincoln, he turned down a new contract to join National League club FC Halifax Town.[18] He started as FC Halifax beat Grimsby Town 1–0 on 22 May 2016 at Wembley Stadium in the 2016 FA Trophy Final.[19]

Bencherif signed for National League club Wrexham on 24 May 2016[20] on a one-year contract.[21] On 17 January 2017, Bencherif joined Wrexham's National League rivals York City on loan until the end of 2016–17.[22] On 21 May 2017, he started as York beat Macclesfield Town 3–2 at Wembley Stadium in the 2017 FA Trophy Final.[23] Bencherif signed for York permanently on 16 June 2017 on a one-year contract.[24]

International career[edit]

Bencherif made seven appearances, scoring one goal, for the Algeria national under-20 team from 2005 to 2006.[25] A call-up to the senior team was talked about in 2009 due to his form at Macclesfield Town before a broken ankle ended his season.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Bencherif playing for York City in 2017
As of match played 21 May 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2006–07[27] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[6] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[28] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lincoln City (loan) 2007–08[6] League Two 12 1 1[a] 0 13 1
Macclesfield Town 2009–10[29] League Two 19 5 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 22 5
2010–11[10] League Two 41 11 2 0 1 0 2[a] 0 46 11
Total 60 16 3 0 2 0 3 0 68 16
Notts County 2011–12[30] League One 20 2 3 0 1 0 1[a] 0 25 2
2012–13[31] League One 11 0 1 0 1 0 2[a] 0 15 0
Total 31 2 4 0 2 0 3 0 40 2
Plymouth Argyle 2013–14[32] League Two 7 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 1 9 1
JS Kabylie 2014–15[33] Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 6 0 6 0
Lincoln City 2014–15[33] Conference Premier 41 6 2 0 1[b] 0 44 6
FC Halifax Town 2015–16[33] National League 41 0 1 0 8[b] 0 50 0
Wrexham 2016–17[33] National League 27 2 2 0 0 0 29 2
York City (loan) 2016–17[33] National League 17 0 5[b] 0 22 0
York City 2017–18[33] National League North 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 17 0 0 0 5 0 22 0
Career total 242 27 12 0 4 0 23 1 281 28
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

FC Halifax Town

York City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Hamza Bencherif". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Academy players at Forest". Vital Forest. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lincoln sign Forest's Bencherif". BBC Sport. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lincoln extend Bencherif's loan". BBC Sport. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "Games played by Hamza Bencherif in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Bencherif signs for Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Hamza Bencherif signs new Macclesfield contract". BBC Sport. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Macclesfield Town expect test from young Man City side". BBC Sport. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Hamza Bencherif in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Notts County sign Algerian midfielder Hamza Bencherif". BBC Sport. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Notts County: Yoann Arquin one of eight offered new contracts". BBC Sport. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Plymouth Argyle sign Jamie Reckord and Hamza Bencherif". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Cheltenham bow out on penalties". Western Daily Press. Bristol. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  15. ^ Errington, Chris (8 January 2014). "Striker Nick Chadwick leaves Plymouth Argyle by mutual agreement". Plymouth Herald. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  16. ^ Haouchine, Mohamed (6 January 2014). "Il est la troisième et dernière recrue du mercato de la JS Kabylie". Liberté (in French). Algiers. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Lincoln City sign Hamza Bencherif on one-year contract". Lincolnshire Echo. Lincoln. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "Hamza Bencherif says goodbye to Lincoln City after joining FC Halifax Town". Lincolnshire Echo. Lincoln. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "FC Halifax Town 1–0 Grimsby Town". BBC Sport. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  20. ^ Griffiths, Rob (24 May 2016). "Hamza Bencherif says Wrexham AFC is a club which sells itself after signing up". Daily Post. Llandudno Junction. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "FC Halifax Town: Bencherif leaves to join Wrexham". Halifax Courier. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  22. ^ Appleyard, Ian (17 January 2017). "Gary Mills on York City's double loan swoop for Wrexham's Hamza Bencherif and Hull City's Johan Ter Horst". The Press. York. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  23. ^ a b Flett, Dave (21 May 2017). "York City lift FA Trophy to win at Wembley for a fourth time in their history". The Press. York. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  24. ^ Flett, Dave (16 June 2017). "Hamza Bencherif puts pen to paper on new deal at York City". The Press. York. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  25. ^ "Hamza Bencherif". Angelfire. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  26. ^ Galea, Chris (9 November 2010). "Bencherif eyes Algeria call". Sky Sports. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Hamza Bencherif in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Hamza Bencherif in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Hamza Bencherif in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Hamza Bencherif in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Hamza Bencherif in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Hamza Bencherif in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  33. ^ a b c d e f "H. Bencherif". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 

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