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Gary Bennett
Personal information
Full name Gary Ernest Bennett
Date of birth 4 December 1961 (1961-12-04) (age 48)
Place of birth    Manchester, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Retired
Youth career
Ashton United
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1979-1981
1981-1984
1984-1995
1995-1996
1996-1998
1998-2000
2001
2001-2002
Manchester City
Cardiff City
Sunderland
Carlisle United
Scarborough
Darlington
Worksop Town
Scarborough
000 0(0)
087 (11)
369 (23)
026 0(5)
088 (18)
034 0(4)
00? 0(?)
001 0(0)   
Teams managed
2000-2001 Darlington

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

For the former striker of Chester City and Wrexham, among others, see Gary Bennett (footballer born 1962)

Gary Ernest Bennett (born 4 December 1961 in Manchester) is a former English professional footballer who is most known for playing for Sunderland from 1985 to 1996. He originally started his career with Manchester City, but moved on to Cardiff City in 1981, without making any first team appearances, on a free transfer where he linked up with his brother Dave.

He left Cardiff for £65,000 in July 1984 to join Sunderland. Bennett went on to play 369 league games with Sunderland scoring 23 goals before joining Carlisle United 11 years later. He later played in the Football League for Scarborough and Darlington (where he was also manager until being released in October 2001[1]). Whilst at Sunderland, he played in the 1992 FA Cup Final where they lost to Liverpool.

He now works as a radio pundit and has regularly commentates on Sunderland games. His son has recently joined the academy of Middlesbrough a local rival to his former team Sunderland

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Honours

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As a player

Manchester City

Sunderland

Darlington

Gary bennett is lethal and much bigger than 6 foot more like 7 foot!!!!

Managerial stats

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Darlington England August 2000 October 2001 72 22 31 19 30.6

References

  1. ^ "Bennett leaves Darlington" BBC Sport Retrieved on 3 January 2008

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