Try Bennett

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Try Bennett
Personal information
Full name Try Anthony Bennett Grant
Date of birth (1975-08-05) 5 August 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth , Costa Rica
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
1987–1993 Saprissa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Saprissa
1997–1998 Comunicaciones
1998–2000 USAC
2000–2003 Herediano 65 (4)
2003–2008 Saprissa 115 (5)
National team
2002–2007 Costa Rica 24 (1)
Teams managed
2011 UNED
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2014

Try Anthony Bennett Grant (born 5 August 1975) is a retired Costa Rican football player.

Club career[edit]

Bennett made his professional debut for Saprissa on 3 October 1993 against Puntarenas and played the majority of his career for Saprissa. He had brief stints abroad with Guatemalan sides Comunicaciones and USAC.[1]

He also played for Herediano and finished his career at Brujas whom he joined in summer 2008.[2]

With Saprissa, he has won four national championships and two CONCACAF Champions Cup, and was part of the team that played the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship Toyota Cup, where Saprissa finished third behind São Paulo Futebol Clube and Liverpool F.C.[3]

Doping conviction and retirement[edit]

In February 2010, Bennett was suspended for two months after he tested positive of dexamethasone in a doping test after the December 2009 championship play-off against Puntarenas.[4]

He retired in March 2010 and a year later took the reins at third division side UNED.[5]

International career[edit]

Bennett played in the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Qatar.[3]

He made his senior debut for Costa Rica in an October 2002 friendly match against Ecuador and has earned a total of 24 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[3] and played at the 2003[6] and 2007 UNCAF Nations Cups[7] as well as at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup[8] and the 2004 Copa América.[9]

His final international was a February 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup match against El Salvador.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 March 2003 Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica  Paraguay 2–1 2–1 Friendly match

Personal life[edit]

His brother Jéwisson Bennett[10] also played for the national team.


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