Peter Bennett (English footballer)
|Date of birth||24 June 1946|
|Place of birth||Hillingdon, Middlesex, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|–1963||West Ham United|
|1963–1971||West Ham United||42||(3)|
|1977||→ St. Louis Stars (loan)||22||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:56, 29 October 2012 (UTC).
Bennett started as a youth player for West Ham United and played in the FA Youth Cup winning team of 1963. After signing pro forms, he made his league debut on 4 April 1964 in a home game against Bolton Wanderers.
Bennett went on to make 42 league (3 goals) and 5 cup appearances for the Upton Park club, before moving to Leyton Orient in 1970 as the makeweight in a £100,000 deal that saw Tommy Taylor move in the opposite direction. Nicknamed "Les", Bennett was quickly made club captain and despite being hindered by a number of long term injuries went on to make in excess of 200 appearances in all competitions for the O's during his stay. Bennett retired after the 1978/79 season but remains notable as one of the most versatile and talented footballers to have played for the club.
His son, Warren Bennett, plays on the international golf circuit.
- "Peter Bennett". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
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