Real Name: Alfred Benn
Normal Position: Left Half
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 12st 0lbs
Born: 26/01/1926 (Knostrop, Leeds)
Died: 01/01/2014 (Approximate)

Alf BennAs a youngster he was on Leeds United\'s books, spending two seasons as an amateur and another as a professional. Although he played in the opening game of the 1948-49 season at Stockport, \'Big Benn\' only managed two further appearances in mid-February 1949 when deputising for Bob Hacking. He had a two months\' trial with Halifax Town without adding to his League appearances. He was a member of Yorkshire League Selby\'s team that reached the first round of the F.A. Cup in 1953 and lost 2-0 at home to Bradford - a game which marked Denis Miles\' Park Avenue debut. He had an electrical shop in Leeds for many years.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1948/1949 300
Total 3 0 0

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
19/02/1949 League / D3NA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
12/02/1949 League / D3NA WREXHAM 0 - 2
21/08/1948 League / D3NA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 0