Marcus Bent

Professional Footballer
Born May 19, 1978

Marcus Nathan Bent is an English football striker who plays for Indonesian club Mitra Kukar. A former England under-21 international, the journeyman striker has played for fourteen different clubs, playing over 570 games and scoring 110 goals in the process. An England under-21 international, he began his career at Brentford in 1995, before he signed with Crystal Palace in 1998. The next year he joined Sheffield United via Port Vale.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on May 19, 1978.


1995 17 Years Old 1 More Event
He began his career at Brentford in 1995, before he signed with Crystal Palace in 1998. … Read More
1996 18 Years Old Bent was almost ever-present in a successful season that saw Brentford reach the play-offs in 1996–97 with a fourth-place finish. … Read More
1997 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Bent then scored five goals in 29 games in 1997–98, as the "Bees" struggled in vain to avoid relegation under Eddie May and then his replacement Micky Adams. … Read More


1998 20 Years Old 1 More Event
However he remained goalless in 15 appearances in 1998–99, as Palace struggled under new boss Terry Venables. … Read More
He became the "Blades" top scorer in 1999–2000 with 15 league goals in 32 appearances, including a hat-trick past West Bromwich Albion in a 6–0 thrashing at Bramall Lane on 19 February. … Read More
He began the 2000–01 campaign in fine form, hitting a hat-trick past Lincoln City in a 6–1 win in the League Cup.
2001 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He made ten goalless appearances in 2001–02, before he was sold on to Ipswich Town for £3 million in November 2001, which was Town's fourth biggest transfer fee behind team-mates Matteo Sereni, Hermann Hreiðarsson and Finidi George. … Read More
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2004 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Unable to afford his £17,000-per-week contract, in June 2004, Ipswich sold Bent to Everton for a fee of £450,000; "Toffees" manager David Moyes said that "he's got athleticism, he's quick, good in the air".
2005 27 Years Old Despite having helped the club to secure a place in the Champions League, Bent became a more peripheral figure in 2005–06, having lost his first team place to James Beattie.
2006 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2006, it was announced that Bent had signed for Charlton Athletic in a deal worth £2.3 million. … Read More


2008 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Bent signed a three-year deal for Birmingham City in July 2008 for a fee in excess of £1 million, after rejecting the opportunity to join Cardiff City.
2009 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Instead, he became Gordon Strachan's first signing for Middlesbrough when he joined on a two-month loan deal on 30 October 2009, later extended to 16 January 2010.
Still out of the first team plans at St Andrew's, he again moved on loan in August 2010, as he joined Mick McCarthy's Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers until 4 January 2011.
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