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Full name  Ian Tracey Benjamin
1979-1982  West Brom
Playing position  Forward
1979  Sheffield United
Height  1.80 m
Years  Team
Role  Footballer
Name  Ian Benjamin

Date of birth  (1961-12-11) 11 December 1961 (age 54)

Place of birth  Nottingham, England

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.

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. 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.



Northampton Town

  • Player of the Season: 1986-87
  • References

    Ian Benjamin Wikipedia

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