Col Bennett
Personal information
Full name Colin Bennett
Date of birth (1950-09-12) 12 September 1950 (age 71)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1974 Sutherland 150 (3)
1975–1976 APIA Leichhardt 65
1977–1983 Brisbane Lions 154 (14)
1984 Rochedale Rovers 20
1986 Brisbane Lions 1 (0)
National team
1975–1978 Australia 32 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:57, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Col Bennett (born 12 September 1950) is a retired Australian soccer player. He is member of the Football Federation Australia - Football Hall of Fame.[1]

Playing career

Club career

Bennett played Sutherland in the New South Wales State League in the early 1970s.[2] 70 - 74

APIA 75 - 76

In 1977, he joined the Brisbane Lions for the inaugural season of the National Soccer League on 2 February 1977 for a fee of $7,000.[3] Bennett played every NSL game for the club between 1977 and 1983.[1][2]

International career

Bennett represented Australia in 32 full international matches and 23 B-international matches. His first match for Australia was in a B-international against a travelling Legia Warsaw team at the Sydney Sports Ground in February 1975. His full international debut came in August of the same year against China in Melbourne. After being involved in Australia's failed qualification for the 1978 FIFA World Cup, Bennett played his last game for the Socceroos against Greece in June 1978.[2][4][5]

Honours

Individual

References

  1. ^ a b c "Colin Bennett". Football Hall of Fame. Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 13 March 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Bennett, Colin". Australian Player Database. OzFootball. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Coach Johnny Warren Disappointed – City soccer task damaged". The Canberra Times. 51 (14, 600). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 3 February 1977. p. 24. Retrieved 12 January 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ The Australian National Men’s Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia.
  5. ^ "Socceroo B Matches for 1975". OzFootball. Retrieved 29 April 2011.