Ian Benjamin
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3. Ian Benjamin


Date of Birth 11th Dec 1961

Ian Benjamin is an English former 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. In 1996 he dropped into non-League, signing for Bury Town.