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David Bentley Biography

David Michael Bentley is an English footballer who plays for FC Rostov on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. He primarily plays as a winger, but also plays in central midfield or as a second striker. Bentley started his youth career at Wormley Football Club in Wormley, Hertfordshire, before moving to Arsenal. By January 2003, he was handed his senior debut for Arsenal, coming on as a substitute for Kolo Touré in the 77th minute of a 2–0 FA Cup Third Round win over Oxford United. Bentley spent the whole of the next league season on loan to Norwich City, playing 26 league games and scoring two goals against Newcastle and Southampton. Bentley returned to Arsenal in the summer of 2005, but submitted a transfer request, citing his desire for first team football. In January 2006, Blackburn announced they had signed Bentley on a permanent basis from Arsenal. In his very first match, he scored his first senior hat trick in a 4–3 victory against Manchester United. The 2006–07 season saw Bentley become more of a regular goalscorer for Rovers, including some stunning strikes in the Premiership. Bentley ended the season with seven goals and 13 assists for Blackburn and was later voted by Rovers fans as the club's Player of the Year. On 31 July 2008, Bentley signed on with the Tottenham Hotspurs on a six-year contract for £15 million. He scored his first competitive goal for Spurs in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup first round tie against Wisła Kraków on 18 September 2008. In 2011, he was away on loan with Birmingham City, WestHam United and in 2012, with FC Rostov.  

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David Bentley returns for Rostov
David Bentley returns for Rostov
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