Marcus Bent
Professional footballer
Marcus Bent
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.
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Stone County Sheriff's office searching for man after armed assault
News-Leader - over 4 years
The Stone County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who stabbed and attempted to shoot a victim near Crane early Friday morning. Marcus Brent Reel, born Oct. 22, 1971, is being sought in the assault. He's identified as a white male.
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Sergio Aguero and the All-Time Leading Premier League Hat Trick Scorers - Bleacher Report
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In 2007, Wigan beat Blackburn 5-3 with Marcus Bent getting three of the winning side's goals, whilst Roque Santa Cruz scored all of Blackburns 8) Two players have been denied hat tricks by the Premier League's dubious goals panels
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Live - Saturday football - BBC News
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Infostrada Sports tell me that, if Peter Crouch scores against Liverpool, he will have netted for his sixth different Premier League club, equalling the record held by Les Ferdinand, Craig Bellamy, Andrew Cole, Nick Barmby and Marcus Bent
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Jim'll Fixture It: £100 Paddy Power prize - The Sun
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Five other players have achieved that feat: Les Ferdinand, Craig Bellamy, Andrew Cole, Nick Barmby and Marcus Bent. For Liverpool, Dirk Kuyt is one short of reaching his half century of Premier league goals while Craig Bellamy is in line to make his
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Wolves have gained without buying - expressandstar.com
Google News - over 5 years
Last season our two deadline day captures were Marcus Bent and Adriano Basso, signings not even Jim White could feign excitement about. While it would have been nice to make a couple of additions – and from the sounds of it the three Ms did have at
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Transfer Window: The Big Name Players Still Without a Club - Bleacher Report
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Among those players are former Everton and Birmingham City forwards James McFadden and Marcus Bent. The pair were released by relegated Birmingham this summer and, despite numerous links and sightings, they have yet to land a new club
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The Ultimate Euro Football (Soccer) WAGs List - Bleacher Report
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Being the ex-fiance of English footballer Marcus Bent didn't tarnish her reputation either. The wife of Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, Alena was first runner-up of Miss Czech Republic 1998 and Italy's representative at Miss World 1998,
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Dancing with the Wolves - FootballFanCast.com (blog)
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Let's just hope that if someone does come in they will be an improvement on the Marcus Bent 'experiment' of last season! On Thursday Wolves announced that Wolves legend Frank Munro passed away at the age of 63 after suffering a heart attack
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Blackburn Rovers v Everton - Everton Football
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There would be plenty of attacking options on the bench with James Beattie, Mark Hughes, Franny Jeffers and Marcus Bent joining Australian defender Lucas Neill in reserve. Tickets for the trip to Ewood Park are on general sale now call the box office
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Surviving the drop: Can Norwich, QPR and Swansea stay up? - gulfnews.com
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The recruits included big-name foreigners such as Attilio Lombardo, Sasa Curcic, Tomas Brolin and Michele Padovano, as well as domestic journeymen such as Paul Warhurst and Marcus Bent. Disaster ensued. Of the big signings, only Lombardo was a success
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Bent not joining Dons - Brown - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
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AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown has revealed Marcus Bent will not be joining the club. The 33-year-old former Birmingham, Crystal Palace and Brentford striker is out of contract and has been linked with a move to Kingsmeadow
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Bent: Close to Dons move - Sportinglife.com
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AFC Wimbledon could be about to sign former Everton striker Marcus Bent to boost their strikeforce. The 33-year-old, who is a free agent after he was released by Birmingham at the end of last season, is understood to have held talks with Dons boss
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Bradbury: A big blow - Vitalfootball
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I'd take ben parker from leeds as a CB. marcus bent on a free agent would be great aswell. Ha yeah, that means Mitchell doesn;t have to pay any money to buy him aswell^. there were a record number of free agents this summer, dont know how we got
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AFC Wimbledon set for Marcus Bent capture - A Different League
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Football League new boys AFC Wimbledon are understood to be closing in on the signing of Marcus Bent after the former Everton striker underwent a medical at Kingsmeadow. Bent, who is currently a free agent, was recently released by
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Six years after flirting with elite, Everton are still pining - The Independent
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Instead Collina whistled for a perceived infringement by Marcus Bent on Gonzalo Rodriguez, when TV cameras showed the pair merely jostling for position. Villarreal, who salted the wound with a second goal at the death, reached the semi-finals; Everton,
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Kenny Miller Signing (Still) Imminent - Vitalfootball
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Players such as Marcus Bent, Chris Killen and Jody Morris have all undergone last minute changes of heart and pulled out of deals. Whilst all appears done and dusted, Miller is yet to be unveiled as a Cardiff City player so watch this space
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101 Sexiest Soccer Wives and Girlfriends - Bleacher Report
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Lloyd has been with Teddy Sheringham, Marcus Bent and Jermain Defoe, and lost her Miss Great Britain award when nude pictures of her appeared in Playboy and her relationship with Sheringham, one of the judges, was leaked. She doesn't mess around,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marcus Bent
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    In February 2016 he admitted to one charge of affray and possession of cocaine; he was given a suspended 12-month prison sentence, a two-month curfew and 200 hours of compulsory unpaid work.
    More Details Hide Details Four months later he was fined £385 with £85 costs after being found with cocaine at Chessington World of Adventures. Individual with Blackburn Rovers with Birmingham City
  • 2015
    Age 36
    He was charged with affray and possession of a Class A drug in September 2015 after police used a taser whilst arresting him at his home in Esher.
    More Details Hide Details He had called 999 after believing intruders were in his house, but was tasered by police responding to the call.
  • 2012
    Age 33
    He was released from his contract at the Aji Imbut Stadium on 17 April 2012, with the club in mid-table.
    More Details Hide Details Bent represented his England at under-21 level in May 1998, in games against South Africa and Argentina. Bent has a younger brother, Elliott, who is ten years his junior and is also a footballer. Elliott was a youth team player at Fulham, until injury saw him released in 2007. He dropped into non-league football and has played for Dorchester Town, Welling United and Hampton & Richmond Borough. Bent had been engaged to Kelly Clark, with whom he has a daughter, but their relationship broke down and they split up. He has since been involved with model Danielle Lloyd and actress Gemma Atkinson, to whom he was briefly engaged. After his playing career ended, Bent entered the oil business.
  • 2011
    Age 32
    Bent signed a one-year contract with Indonesia Super League club Mitra Kukar on 3 November 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In doing so he rejected interest from clubs in England, choosing the Far East as he "didn’t want to be based up north".
  • 2010
    Age 31
    Birmingham decided against taking up the option of another season, and Bent was released when his contract expired at the end of the 2010–11 season.
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    He made five appearances without scoring, before joining Sheffield United on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season, teaming up with Micky Adams at a third different club.
    More Details Hide Details With the Blades in free-fall Bent made ten appearances, mainly from the bench, before returning early to Birmingham in mid-April having failed to score a goal.
    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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  • 2009
    Age 30
    He spent the final three months of the 2009–10 season on loan at a second Championship club, Queens Park Rangers, whom he joined in February 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Both clubs finished in mid-table, and Bent failed to find the net at either the Riverside Stadium or Loftus Road.
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    He scored three goals from 16 starts and 17 substitute appearances as Alex McLeish got the club promoted to the Premier League with a second-place finish in 2008–09.
    More Details Hide Details He did not feature at the higher level for the "Blues".
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 28
    Despite only hitting seven goals in 32 games, he still became the "Latics" top scorer in 2007–08.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of the season, Wigan manager Steve Bruce chose not to make the deal permanent, feeling Bent was too similar in style to Emile Heskey; Bent subsequently returned to cash-strapped Charlton, where he was placed on the transfer list.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    Bent hit only two goals in 35 games in 2006–07, 13 fewer than strike partner Darren Bent, who had signed with Charlton from Ipswich.
    More Details Hide Details The club had collapsed following the departure of manager Alan Curbishley after his fifteen-year reign, and First Division football returned to The Valley despite the best efforts of Iain Dowie, Les Reed and Alan Pardew. Bent joined Wigan Athletic on "deadline day" (31 August 2007) on a season long loan move, one of nine summer signings by boss Chris Hutchings. However, after a poor start to the campaign, Hutchings was replaced by Steve Bruce. Bent scored a hat-trick, his first in the Premier League, against former club Blackburn Rovers in a 5–3 win, on 15 December; Roque Santa Cruz also scored a hat-trick in the game, the first time in the Premier League that two opposing players scored hat-tricks in the same match.
    In January 2006, it was announced that Bent had signed for Charlton Athletic in a deal worth £2.3 million.
    More Details Hide Details He scored on his debut as a substitute against Premier League champions Chelsea in a 1–1 draw.
  • 2005
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 25
    He became a regular starter at Goodison Park in the lone centre forward role (supported by Tim Cahill), but only managed seven goals in 2004–05, which were key in securing draws away to Southampton and at home to Aston Villa, as well as decisive goals against Middlesbrough and Manchester City.
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    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".
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  • 2003
    Age 24
    Ipswich then found another striking talent, Darren Bent (no relation), and Bent joined newly promoted Premier League side Leicester City on loan for the 2003–04 campaign, in a move that reunited him with manager Micky Adams.
    More Details Hide Details Bent scored ten goals in 35 games, though the First Division beckoned for the "Foxes", as the Walkers Stadium outfit finished six points behind 17th place Everton.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    He stayed at Portman Road for the 2002–03 campaign, hitting 12 goals in 38 games, as the "Tractor Boys" missed out on the play-offs by one place and four points.
    More Details Hide Details However Ipswich entered administration, and were forced to sell talent such as Marcus Stewart, Titus Bramble and Darren Ambrose; a relegation battle was only avoided after manager George Burley was replaced by Joe Royle.
  • 2001
    Age 22
    Despite Bent scoring nine times in 22 league starts, the "Blues" were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2001–02 season.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details It's no coincidence that Ipswich's change in form has followed him signing for them.
  • 2000
    Age 21
    He went on to hit 11 goals in 34 appearances in 2000–01, justifying Graeme Souness's fee, as the Ewood Park club won promotion back to the Premier League.
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    He scored his first goal for Rovers against bitter East Lancashire rivals Burnley in a 2–0 win at Turf Moor on 17 December 2000.
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    He was then sold on to promotion chasing Blackburn Rovers for £2 million in November 2000; the transfer was seen as good business for both clubs.
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    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.
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  • 1999
    Age 20
    In October 1999, he was sold on to league rivals Sheffield United for £375,000, with Bell eager to cash in on the £75,000 profit.
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    He played nine games in 1999–2000, scoring once against Grimsby Town in a 3–1 win at Vale Park.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details The club had struggled under Adrian Heath, before finding an upturn in results after Neil Warnock stepped into the hot-seat in December.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 19
    Rudge was unable to make the most of his new player, as chairman Bill Bell controversially sacked Rudge and hired Brian Horton. Played out of position on the left-wing, Bent went 15 games without a goal for the "Valiants" in 1998–99.
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    However he remained goalless in 15 appearances in 1998–99, as Palace struggled under new boss Terry Venables.
    More Details Hide Details With the club heading for administration, he was sold on to First Division rivals Port Vale for £300,000 in January 1999, as one of long-term manager John Rudge's last purchases.
  • 1997
    Age 18
    The "Eagles" were relegated out of the Premier League in last place in 1997–98, though Bent had shown his ability with five goals in 16 games, including strikes at Stamford Bridge and Anfield.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Though not a prolific striker for Brentford, his potential was spotted by Crystal Palace manager Steve Coppell, who brought Bent to Selhurst Park for £300,000 in January 1998.
  • 1996
    Age 17
    Bent was almost ever-present in a successful season that saw Brentford reach the play-offs in 1996–97 with a fourth-place finish.
    More Details Hide Details He played at Wembley in the play-off Final defeat to Crewe Alexandra, and was substituted after 70 minutes for Scott Canham.
  • 1995
    Age 16
    He broke into the first team at Griffin Park in 1995–96 under manager David Webb, helping the "Bees" to a 15th-place finish in the Second Division.
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    He began his career at Brentford in 1995, before he signed with Crystal Palace in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details The next year he joined Sheffield United via Port Vale. In 2000 he transferred to Blackburn Rovers, where he got his first taste of Premier League football, before he moved on to Ipswich Town in 2001. He spent 2003–04 on loan at Leicester City, before he transferred to Everton in 2004. Two years later he was sold on to Charlton Athletic. He spent the 2007–08 season on loan at Wigan Athletic, before he moved on to Birmingham City in 2008. He spent three years with Birmingham, during which he spent time on loan at Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Sheffield United. After leaving the club he spent six months in Indonesia with Mitra Kukar. Bent was born in Hammersmith, London, to parents of Jamaican origin. He attended St Paul's College in Sunbury-on-Thames. He graduated through the Brentford youth ranks, usually playing as a forward.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on May 19, 1978.
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