Collin Benjamin

Collin Benjamin (born 3 August 1978) is a Namibian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent most of his professional career with Hamburger SV while representing Namibia at international level.[2]

Collin Benjamin
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Benjamin at practice with 1860 Munich in 2011
Personal information
Full name Collin Benjamin
Date of birth (1978-08-03) 3 August 1978 (age 43)
Place of birth Windhoek, South West Africa
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Namibia (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Civics Windhoek
1999 TuS Germania Schnelsen 9 (3)
2000 FC Elmshorn 1920 28 (4)
2001–2011 Hamburger SV 146 (13)
2011–2012 1860 Munich 18 (0)
National team
1999–2012 Namibia 32 (2)
Teams managed
2018-2021 Namibia (assistant)
2022– Namibia
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Benjamin represented Namibia at the 2008 African Cup of Nations, earning 32 caps; he captained the team for several years. Benjamin was known for his speed and was mainly used for wing play as a defender.

He was named as the head coach of the Namibia national team in June 2022, succeeding Bobby Samaria.[3][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Profile". TSV 1860 Munich. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Benjamin, Collin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Benjamin appointed Namibia coach".
  4. ^ https://www.goal.com/en-cm/news/collin-benjamin-ex-hamburger-sv-defender-named-as-new-namibia-coach/blt2a027020885afd5a[bare URL]

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