Martyn Bennett (footballer)

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Martyn Bennett
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Personal information
Full name Martyn Bennett
Date of birth (1961-08-04) 4 August 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position centre back
Youth career
Streetly F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1990 West Bromwich Albion 181 (9)
1990–1991 Worcester City[1] ? (?)
Teams managed
1991–1992 Worcester City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Martyn Bennett (born 4 August 1961) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender.

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ T. Matthews, West Bromwich Albion – The Complete Record, 2007, p. 410
  2. ^ G, Willmore, The Hawthorns Encyclopedia, 1996, p. 28
  3. ^ a b G, Willmore, The Hawthorns Encyclopedia, 1996, p. 29