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Joe Bennett

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

28/03/1990

Height

183 cm

Signed

27/08/2016

Country

England

Joe began his career with Middlesbrough, joining the club’s youth setup in 2001. The left-back made his first team début in 2009 against West Ham United, before going on to become a regular during Boro’s subsequent spell in the Championship.

After making almost a hundred appearances for the Teessiders, Bennett joined Aston Villa in 2012, playing twenty-five times over the course of the 2012/13 Premier League season. He has competed at the top end of the Championship during several loan spells (Brighton & Hove Albion in 2014, AFC Bournemouth in 2015 and Sheffield Wednesday in 2016) and joined Cardiff City on a free transfer in August 2016, scoring three times in twenty-five '16/17 Legaue and Cup appearances.

Joe has represented England at U19, U20, and U21 level, and featured in the Final of the U19 European Championships in 2009.

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