Stanley Bentham

Stan Bentham Re-Sized
Position:
MF
D.o.B: 17/03/1915
Birthplace: Leigh
Appearances: 125
Goals: 17
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Stan Bentham began his career at non-league Wigan Athletic after being turned down by Bolton Wanderers following a trial.

Everton signed the 18-year-old wing-half, who could also play as a forward, and he hit the ground running by scoring a brace on his debut to help the Blues to a 4-0 win over Grimsby Town.

He became a first-team regular and missed just one game in Everton’s title winning season of 1938/39, scoring nine goals in the process.

Unfortunately for Bentham, he was just 23 years old when Neville Chamberlain declared war on Germany in September 1939 and the league was subsequently suspended for the next seven years, meaning the Leigh-born man lost out on his prime years.

He scored a total of 17 goals in 125 appearances for the Toffees.

Career Stats - Stanley Bentham (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1935 1936 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 4
1936 1937 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1938 1939 41 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 46 9
1945 1946 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1946 1947 37 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 39 3
1947 1948 10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1948 1949 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Total 110 17 15 0 0 0 0 0 125 17
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 23/11/1935 25/12/1948 125 17

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