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David Bentley

Blackburn Rovers FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC

7 appearances, 0 goals

P 7 W 5 D 1 L 1 F 13: A 4
*(actual F 5: A 1)
79% successful

2007-08

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
253

Profile

Full name David Michael Bentley

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 27 August 1984 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire [registered in Peterborough, October 1984]. Some sources suggest Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Partner to Kimberley Mills, with one daughter, Devon Bow.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st 0lb. [2005]

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2005] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began as an Arsenal FC trainee at thirteen years of age, after being spotted playing for Wormsley Juniors FC. He signed professionally on 8 September 2001. He made one solitary Premiership appearance in May 2004, before being loaned to Norwich City FC on 28 June 2004 for the 2004-05 season, scoring twice in 26 Premiership appearances. He returned to Arsenal and was subsequently loaned to Blackburn Rovers FC for the 2005-06 season, before signing permanently after fourteen Premiership appearances on 30 January 2006. After another 88 Premiership appearances, in which he scored thirteen goals, he returned to north London when he joined Tottenham Hotspur FC on 30 July 2008, for a £15 million fee.  After falling out of favour, and making 42 Premiership appearances over three seasons, scoring just three goals, Bentley signed for Birmingham City FC on loan for the remainder of the season on 12 January 2011, making just thirteen Premiership appearances without return. He returned to Spurs and once more, he was sent out on loan the following season, joining West Ham United FC on 31 August 2011 for the season, making just five Championship appearances. After his injury in October, he returned to Spurs for treatment. Despite the 2012-13 starting brightly for Bentley, he became the first Englishman to play in the Russian Premier League when he was loaned to FC Rostov on 7 September 2012. He made seven league appearances before injury again brought him back to Spurs. On 15 February 2013, Bentley rejoined Blackburn Rovers FC on loan for the remainder of the season, making five Championship appearances. He was released by Tottenham on 7 June 2013. Currently without a club. He retired on 13 June 2014 after 'falling out of love with the game'.
Club honours Football League Cup runners up 2008-09;
Individual honours Blackburn Rovers FC Player of the Year 2006-07; FA Premiership Goal of the Month October 2008;
Distinctions None

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2005]

England Career

Player number 1150th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 855, 8 September 2007, England 3 Israel 0, a European Championship qualification match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (83), aged 23 years 12 days;
Last match No. 865, 20 August 2008, England 2 Czech Republic 2, a friendly match, at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (79), aged 23 years 358 days;
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (one appearance), England U21 (eight appearances, four goals), England U18 (as captain), England U16, England U15.
Distinctions Was the first Englishman to score at The National Stadium, Wembley, when England U21's drew with Italy U21's.

England Disgrace

In 2005 Bentley was banned for 56 days for speeding at 102mph. He had just finished a 48-day ban for speeding at 120mph. In 2007 he was slammed for telling MTV: "I live my life on the edge. I like driving too fast in my Ferrari." In July, Bentley was punched in a restaurant while with pregnant girlfriend Kimberly Mills. Three months earlier, he was snapped parking in a disabled bay. Bentley was then charged with drink-driving on 13 August 2009, following an incident in Hertfordshire.  The local police said officers were called to a crash in Judges Hill, Northaw, in Potters Bar, early in the morning.  A vehicle had crashed into a street lamp. Bentley was charged and received a twelve month driving ban.

 

David Bentley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
15 7 1 1 6 0 253 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

David Bentley - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 3 1 0 9 3 +6 0 2 2.25 0.75 87.5 +3
Away 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 66.7 +1
All 7 5 1 1 13 4 +9 1 4 1.857 0.571 78.6 +4

 

David Bentley - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 0 3 2.00 0.50 87.5 +3
Red 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 1 1 1.667 0.667 0.667 +1
All 7 5 1 1 13 4 +9 1 4 1.857 0.571 78.6 +4

 

David Bentley - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
European Championship 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 1 3 1.667 0.667 75.0 +3
All 7 5 1 1 13 4 +9 1 4 1.857 0.571 78.6 +4

 

David Bentley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2006-08 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
EC All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

David Bentley - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: Steve McClaren - 2 full capsx

Age 22
1 b 25 May 2007 - England B 3 Albania 1, Turf Moor, Burnley B HW Start off 72 7
- 852 1 June 2007 - England 1 Brazil 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 18
- 853 6 June 2007 - Estonia 0 England 3, A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn ECP AW squad member
Age 23
1 855 8 September 2007 - England 3 Israel 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW sub 83 15

3-0 when substituting

- 856 12 September 2007 - England 3 Russia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW squad member
- 857 13 October 2007 - England 3 Estonia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 18
- 858 17 October 2007 - Russia 2 England 1, Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva AL squad member
2 859 16 November 2007 - Austria 0 England 1, Ernst-Happel Stadion, Wien Fr AW sub 62 18
0-1 when substituting
- 860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HL squad member
x

Coach: Fabio Capello - 5 full capsx

3 861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 7
4 862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AL sub 63 16

1-0 when substituting

5 863 28 May 2008 - England 2 USA 0, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub ht 17

1-0 when substituting

6 864 1 June 2008 - Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 3, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain Fr AW sub ht 16

0-2 when substituting

 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 1 full cap  
7 865 20 August 2008 - England 2 Czech Republic 2, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 79 17

1-2 when substituting

Age 24
- 866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona WCP AW unused sub 16
- 867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb AW squad member

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