Gary Ernest Bennett is an English born former professional football defender best known for his career with clubs like Manchester City and Cardiff City, from where Cameron Jerome also played. With more than 600 appearances in English leagues from 1979 to 2002, he has scored 61 times.
After he retired from his professional footballing career, he started serving as a manager of the English club Darlington, which has seen popular players like Matthew Bates, where he previously managed the reserve side of the club. however, he quit the club back in May of 2002.
Gary Ernest Bennett
Born on 4th December 1961, in Machester, England, 56-year-old Gary has been inducted on the Show Racism the Red Card's hall of fame. He was inducted back in 2004. Moving on to the former football player's net worth, there are no details about it. He has been out of the limelight for quite some time now so finding the latest information about his career, net worth, earnings, and others.
Nonetheless, here we are going to share with you some information about the player's net worth, and his earnings during his days as a football player and his career and awards.
Gary Bennett net worth and salary
There are no sources that claim the exact net worth of Gary at the moment or during his days as a player. But the first known salary of player Grey Bennett was £65,000 a year, after he departed from Cardiff City and joined Sunderland. After his appearance in 40 matches for the club, he also received a bonus of £20,000 which is around $28,246.
Former Sunderland player Gary Bennett's daughter Janee, also known as Jin Jin, was nominated for Brit Award
Throughout the years, he served in different clubs, but at the end, he joined Darlington after he was offered a salary of £20,000, around $28,246, a month.
Apart from there, there is not much information about the former football player's net worth and salary.
Gary Bennett career and awards
Grey started his career out as a part of youth setup for Manchester City. He departed from the club in 1981 and joined the third division club Cardiff City. Through the club, he made his first-team appearance alongside his brother Dave. He made an excellent debut through the club, but he left the club in 1983.
In 1984, he joined Sunderland and played numerous games through the club. He played in 1985 Football League Cup Final against Norwich City but lost and 1992 FA Cup Final against Liverpool and lost again. After being part of the club of 11 years, he decided to quit in 1995 and joined Carlisle United. Later on, he played for some other clubs like Scarborough, and Worksop Tow.
Gary Bennett made a total of 442 appearances for Sunderland
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Gary finally retired in 2002 and as a team manager after serving clubs like Darlington and Sunderland University. Talking about the player's awards and achievements, he was the Football League Cup finalist back in 1985, followed by FA Cup finalist in 1992. He along with his team won the Third Division from 1987 to 1988. These are the achievements he made during his career with Sunderland.
Later, after he joined Darlington, the team was named Football League Divison Three Play-off Final runner-up in 1999 and 2000.