Ben Hart (footballer, born 2000)

Benjamin Ethan Hart (born 26 September 2000) is an English footballer who plays for Southern League Premier Division Central side Tamworth, where he plays as a defender.

Ben Hart
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Hart in October 2020
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Ethan Hart[1]
Date of birth (2000-09-26) 26 September 2000 (age 21)
Place of birth Burton upon Trent, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Tamworth
Youth career
–2018 Burton Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2021 Burton Albion 3 (0)
2018–2019Kidsgrove Athletic (loan) 9 (0)
2019Kidsgrove Athletic (loan) 7 (0)
2020Tamworth (loan) 2 (0)
2020Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2020Redditch United (loan) 0 (0)
2021– Tamworth 8 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:00, 23 April 2022 (UTC)

Playing careerEdit

Burton AlbionEdit

Hart began his career with the Burton Albion youth system. On 12 December 2018, Hart was sent on a work experience loan to Kidsgrove Athletic for one month which lasted until 9 January 2019.[2]

Ben returned to Burton Albion following the loan spell and on 22 May 2019 was rewarded with a six-month professional contract.[3] On 20 September 2019, Ben rejoined Northern Premier League Division One South East side Kidsgrove Athletic on a one-month loan deal.[4] The loan was extended on 23 October 2019, the loan was due to run until 26 December 2019.[5]

Hart returned slightly early to Burton Albion, and made his League One debut on 21 December 2019, coming on as a 92nd-minute substitute for Ryan Edwards in a 3–1 home victory over Rochdale.[6]

Ben's contract was extended on 30 December 2019 until the end of the 2019–20 season.[7]

On 1 February 2020, it was announced that Hart had joined Southern League Premier Division Central side Tamworth on a one-month loan deal.[8] However the deal was only made official by Tamworth on 14 February 2020.[9]

Hart re-signed on loan with Southern League Premier Division Central side Tamworth on 6 October 2020, he was joined on the same day by his Burton Albion teammate Tom Armitage.[10]

Hart signed for fellow Southern League Premier Division Central side Redditch United on 21 December 2020, but failed to make a single appearance following the curtailment of the season.[11]

On 12 May 2021 it was announced that he would be one of 12 players leaving Burton at the end of the season.[12]

TamworthEdit

 
Hart playing for Tamworth in October 2021.

Following his release from Burton Albion, Hart re-signed for Tamworth on a permanent deal on 28 May 2021.[13] Hart appeared for the first time for Tamworth on 21 August 2021, as Tamworth demolished Lowestoft Town 6–1 in a Southern League Premier Division Central home fixture, Hart was replaced on the 76th minute by Aram Soleman.[14]

Hart's season was prematurely ended on 8 January 2022 in a Southern League Premier Division Central home fixture against Royston Town. Hart suffered a double break in his ankle and was replaced on the 19th minute by Jack Thomas. Tamworth won the match 2–0.[15]

On 17 June 2022, it was confirmed via a club newsletter that Hart would return to pre-season with Tamworth for the 2022–23 season.[16] On 2 August 2022, Tamworth confirmed that following an impressive showing in pre-season, Hart had signed a deal to remain with the club for the 2022–23 season.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 23 April 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burton Albion 2018–19[18] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kidsgrove Athletic (loan) 2018–19 Northern Premier League Division One West
Burton Albion 2019–20[19] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kidsgrove Athletic (loan) 2019–20 Northern Premier League Division One South East 7 0 2 0 4[a][b] 0 13 0
Burton Albion 2019–20[19] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Tamworth (loan) 2019–20[20] Southern League Premier Central 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Burton Albion 2020–21[21] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tamworth (loan) 2020–21[20] Southern League Premier Central 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Redditch United (loan) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tamworth 2021–22[20] 8 0 3 0 2[c] 0 13 0
2022–23[20] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 23 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 34 0
  1. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in Integro League Cup
  3. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players as at 18th May 2019" (PDF). English Football League. 18 May 2019. p. 52. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Hart Joins Kidsgrove On Work Experience Loan". Burton Albion. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Trio Of Young Brewers Sign Pro Deals". Burton Albion. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Ben Hart Joins Kidsgrove Athletic On Loan". Burton Albion. 20 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Ben Hart Extends Kidsgrove Athletic Loan Spell". Burton Albion. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Burton Albion 3-1 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 21 December 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Ben Hart Talks Learning Experiences After Extending Burton Albion Contract". Burton Albion. 30 December 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Tamworth loan midfielder". Bet Victor Southern. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Welcome Ben Hart". Tamworth Football Club. 14 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Brewers Duo Sign on Loan". Tamworth Football Club. 6 October 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  11. ^ "YOUNG DEFENDER BEN HART JOINS REDDITCH ON LOAN". Burton Albion. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  12. ^ "12 PLAYERS TO LEAVE BURTON ALBION AT END OF THEIR CONTRACTS". www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk.
  13. ^ "BREWER BECOMES A LAMB". Tamworth Football Club. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Tamworth 6-1 Lowestoft Town". Tamworth Football Club. 21 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  15. ^ "Tamworth 2-0 Royston Town". Tamworth Football Club. 8 January 2022. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  16. ^ "LAMBS SUMMER NEWSLETTER EDITION 4 NOW AVAILABLE" (PDF). TamworthFC.co.uk. 17 June 2022. Retrieved 17 June 2022.
  17. ^ "HART AND COCKERILL-MOLLETT EARN DEALS FOR THE NEW SEASON". TamworthFC.co.uk. 2 August 2022. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  18. ^ "Games played by Ben Hart in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Ben Hart in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  20. ^ a b c d "Player profiles: Ben Hart". Aylesbury United F.C. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  21. ^ "Games played by Ben Hart in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

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