Martyn Bennett (footballer)
|Full name||Martyn Bennett|
|Date of birth||4 August 1961|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Playing position||centre back|
|1977–1990||West Bromwich Albion||181||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
A product of local junior football and a schoolboy international for England, Bennett was signed by West Bromwich Albion who saw him as a future replacement for veteran Ally Robertson. He made his debut against Everton in 1979 and established himself as a first-teamer the following year, although, with the exception of the 1984–85 season, his progress was hampered by a series of injuries. Having played for England U-21s and England B, Bennett was called into the England squad a few times without playing, Bennett managed just 18 starts for Albion between 1986 and 1990, playing his final game for the club in 1989 in a 7–0 win over Barnsley. After his injuries became too much for top-flight football, Bennett left Albion in 1990 to sign for Worcester City, becoming player-manager, then manager.
- T. Matthews, West Bromwich Albion – The Complete Record, 2007, p. 410
- G, Willmore, The Hawthorns Encyclopedia, 1996, p. 28
- G, Willmore, The Hawthorns Encyclopedia, 1996, p. 29