Ian Benjamin

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Ian Benjamin
Personal information
Full name Ian Tracey Benjamin[1]
Date of birth (1961-12-11) 11 December 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979 Sheffield United 5 (3)
1979–1982 West Brom 2 (0)
1982 Notts County 0 (0)
1982–1984 Peterborough United 80 (14)
1984–1987 Northampton Town 150 (59)
1987–1988 Cambridge United 25 (2)
1988–1989 Chester City 22 (2)
1989–1990 Exeter City 32 (4)
1990–1992 Southend United 122 (33)
1992–1993 Luton Town 13 (2)
1993–1994 Brentford 15 (2)
1994–1996 Wigan Athletic 20 (6)
National team
England Youth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Benjamin (born 11 December 1961) was an English professional footballer who played for a number of clubs in a number of positions, mostly as a forward. He retired in 1996.


Benjamin joined Sheffield United as a youngster and then made a move to West Bromwich Albion for £100,000. Whilst a West Bromwich Albion player he played in a benefit match for Len Cantello, that saw a team of white players play against a team of black players.[2]

He struggled in his early days and it was not until he joined Peterborough United that he became a first team regular. He then joined the Cobblers, and after a spell in midfield, he moved up front and won the player of the year award.[3] He fitted in well with Graham Carr's side, but he later lost his place as the manager believed he had better options available for Northampton. Benjamin later joined a number of clubs. He helped Southend United to promotion and was responsible for putting the ball in the Bury net, but was with Luton Town when they were relegated. Benjamin quit The Football League in 1996, but still gave good service for another seven clubs. After he retired, he became manager of Warboys Town, while working part-time for the Royal Mail postal service.

On Thursday 31 March 2016 Ian Benjamin quit as Manager of Yaxley FC stating ‘I didn’t feel all the committee were behind me’. Andy Furnell has replaced Ian at In2itiive Park.

Source: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport/football/non-league/non-league-football-yaxley-and-wisbech-managers-both-quit-1-7305093


Northampton Town


  1. ^ "Ian Benjamin". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Adrian Chiles (17 November 2016). "The match that pitted white players against black players". BBC. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Bunn is your choice ntfc.co.uk. 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2009-12-17.

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