Benji Siegrist Player Profile


  • Full Name: Benjamin Kevin Siegrist
  • Born: January 31st, 1992 (Therwil, Basel-Country, Switzerland)
  • Height: 6' 5
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed: June 18th, 2018
  • First Manager: Csaba Laszlo
  • Career Totals: 145 appearances
  • Also Played For: Cambridge United, Celtic, Solihull Moors, Vaduz, Wycombe Wanderers


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2021-22 42 42 0 4 0 34 0 8 0
2020-21 32 32 0 0 0 32 0 - -
2019-20 33 33 0 1 0 28 0 5 0
2018-19 38 38 0 0 0 31 0 7 0
Totals: 145 (0) 0 125 (0) 0 20 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 14th, 2022 14/05/22 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 2 - 1
May 11th, 2022 11/05/22 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
May 8th, 2022 08/05/22 Premiership vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Apr 30th, 2022 30/04/22 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Apr 24th, 2022 24/04/22 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 14th, 2022 14/05/22 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 2 - 1
May 11th, 2022 11/05/22 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
May 8th, 2022 08/05/22 Premiership vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Apr 30th, 2022 30/04/22 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Apr 24th, 2022 24/04/22 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 3
Apr 9th, 2022 09/04/22 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Apr 2nd, 2022 02/04/22 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Mar 19th, 2022 19/03/22 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 1
Mar 14th, 2022 14/03/22 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 3
Mar 5th, 2022 05/03/22 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 2
Mar 2nd, 2022 02/03/22 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 2
Feb 26th, 2022 26/02/22 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Feb 20th, 2022 20/02/22 Premiership vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Feb 12th, 2022 12/02/22 5th Round vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 0
Feb 9th, 2022 09/02/22 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Feb 5th, 2022 05/02/22 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Feb 1st, 2022 01/02/22 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Jan 29th, 2022 29/01/22 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Jan 26th, 2022 26/01/22 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 2 - 1
Jan 22nd, 2022 22/01/22 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 1
Jan 18th, 2022 18/01/22 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 2
Dec 26th, 2021 26/12/21 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 3
Dec 11th, 2021 11/12/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 0 - 1
Dec 5th, 2021 05/12/21 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 3
Nov 30th, 2021 30/11/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Nov 27th, 2021 27/11/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 1 - 1
Nov 20th, 2021 20/11/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Nov 6th, 2021 06/11/21 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 5
Oct 30th, 2021 30/10/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Oct 27th, 2021 27/10/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1
Oct 23rd, 2021 23/10/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Oct 16th, 2021 16/10/21 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 0
Oct 2nd, 2021 02/10/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 0
Sep 26th, 2021 26/09/21 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Sep 19th, 2021 19/09/21 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Aug 14th, 2021 14/08/21 2nd Round vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
Aug 7th, 2021 07/08/21 Premiership vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Aug 1st, 2021 01/08/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Jul 20th, 2021 20/07/21 Group B vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 0
Jul 17th, 2021 17/07/21 Group B vs. Arbroath (H) 1 - 0
Jul 14th, 2021 14/07/21 Group B vs. Elgin City (H) 6 - 1
Jul 9th, 2021 09/07/21 Group B vs. Kelty Hearts (A) 1 - 0
Apr 10th, 2021 10/04/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0
Mar 20th, 2021 20/03/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Mar 7th, 2021 07/03/21 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 0
Feb 27th, 2021 27/02/21 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Feb 21st, 2021 21/02/21 Premiership vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Feb 13th, 2021 13/02/21 Premiership vs. Livingston (H) 3 - 0
Feb 6th, 2021 06/02/21 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 2 - 0
Feb 3rd, 2021 03/02/21 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Jan 30th, 2021 30/01/21 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 2
Jan 16th, 2021 16/01/21 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 0
Jan 12th, 2021 12/01/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 2
Jan 2nd, 2021 02/01/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Dec 30th, 2020 30/12/20 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
Dec 26th, 2020 26/12/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Dec 23rd, 2020 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Dec 19th, 2020 19/12/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Dec 13th, 2020 13/12/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Dec 5th, 2020 05/12/20 Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 0 - 2
Nov 21st, 2020 21/11/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1
Nov 6th, 2020 06/11/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0
Oct 31st, 2020 31/10/20 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 2 - 1
Oct 24th, 2020 24/10/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Oct 17th, 2020 17/10/20 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Sep 26th, 2020 26/09/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 1
Sep 19th, 2020 19/09/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Sep 12th, 2020 12/09/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 4
Aug 29th, 2020 29/08/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 4
Aug 22nd, 2020 22/08/20 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Aug 15th, 2020 15/08/20 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 2 - 1
Aug 11th, 2020 11/08/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
Aug 8th, 2020 08/08/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Aug 1st, 2020 01/08/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Mar 7th, 2020 07/03/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Mar 3rd, 2020 03/03/20 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
Feb 29th, 2020 29/02/20 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 2
Feb 21st, 2020 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1
Feb 14th, 2020 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 0 - 0
Feb 1st, 2020 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 0 - 1
Jan 28th, 2020 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 4
Jan 25th, 2020 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
Jan 19th, 2020 19/01/20 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Jan 11th, 2020 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 4 - 1
Jan 4th, 2020 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A) 1 - 0
Dec 27th, 2019 27/12/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Dec 21st, 2019 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
Dec 14th, 2019 14/12/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (A) 1 - 0
Dec 10th, 2019 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1
Dec 7th, 2019 07/12/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 2 - 1
Nov 16th, 2019 16/11/19 Championship vs. QOS (H) 3 - 0
Nov 8th, 2019 08/11/19 Championship vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Nov 2nd, 2019 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 0
Oct 29th, 2019 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Oct 26th, 2019 26/10/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 0
Oct 19th, 2019 19/10/19 Championship vs. QOS (A) 0 - 4
Oct 4th, 2019 04/10/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 0 - 1
Sep 28th, 2019 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H) 6 - 0
Sep 21st, 2019 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 1
Sep 14th, 2019 14/09/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 2
Aug 30th, 2019 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
Aug 24th, 2019 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 0
Aug 9th, 2019 09/08/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Aug 3rd, 2019 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 1
Jul 23rd, 2019 23/07/19 Group A vs. East Fife (H) 0 - 2
Jul 16th, 2019 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 2 - 1
Jul 12th, 2019 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
May 26th, 2019 26/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
May 23rd, 2019 23/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
May 17th, 2019 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H) 3 - 0
May 14th, 2019 14/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 0
Apr 27th, 2019 27/04/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 0
Apr 20th, 2019 20/04/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 0
Apr 12th, 2019 12/04/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Apr 5th, 2019 05/04/19 Championship vs. Ross County (A) 1 - 1
Mar 30th, 2019 30/03/19 Championship vs. QOS (H) 1 - 2
Mar 26th, 2019 26/03/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Mar 23rd, 2019 23/03/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 2 - 1
Mar 19th, 2019 19/03/19 Championship vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 0
Mar 9th, 2019 09/03/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 2
Mar 3rd, 2019 03/03/19 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 2
Feb 26th, 2019 26/02/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 0
Feb 23rd, 2019 23/02/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 1
Feb 16th, 2019 16/02/19 Championship vs. QOS (A) 1 - 0
Feb 9th, 2019 09/02/19 Fifth Round vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 1
Feb 2nd, 2019 02/02/19 Championship vs. Morton (H) 2 - 1
Jan 25th, 2019 25/01/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 1
Jan 19th, 2019 19/01/19 4th Round vs. Montrose (A) 4 - 0
Jan 12th, 2019 12/01/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Jan 5th, 2019 05/01/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Dec 29th, 2018 29/12/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 1 - 2
Dec 22nd, 2018 22/12/18 Championship vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Dec 15th, 2018 15/12/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
Nov 30th, 2018 30/11/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 0 - 5
Nov 20th, 2018 20/11/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 4 - 2
Nov 10th, 2018 10/11/18 Championship vs. Ross County (A) 1 - 0
Nov 3rd, 2018 03/11/18 Championship vs. QOS (H) 2 - 0
Oct 27th, 2018 27/10/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 0
Oct 20th, 2018 20/10/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Oct 13th, 2018 13/10/18 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Oct 6th, 2018 06/10/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 2
Sep 8th, 2018 08/09/18 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 1 - 1
Aug 15th, 2018 15/08/18 1st Round vs. St J'stone U21 (H) 3 - 2
Jul 28th, 2018 28/07/18 Group A - North vs. Elgin City (A) 4 - 0
Jul 14th, 2018 14/07/18 Group A - North vs. Arbroath (H) 1 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 125 0 4 0
SC 8 0 1 0
LC 10 0 0 0
LCC 2 0 0 0
Totals: 145 (0) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Having started his youth career at Swiss sides FC Therwil and Basel, Benjamin signed for Aston Villa at the age of 16, and represented their reserve and academy teams, helping the club reach the final of the 2009-10 FA Youth Cup and win the 2011-12 Premier Reserve League South title. The 6'5" tall keeper has represented his country at U17, U18, U19 and U21 levels, and was instrumental in Switzerland's U17 FIFA World Cup win in 2009, winning the tournament's first Golden Glove award as a result. He also featured as backup keeper when Switzerland contested the FIFA European U-21 Championship and the London Olympics in 2012.

Although promoted to the Aston Villa first team squad for the 2012-13 season, he never made a first team appearance for the Birmingham side, and went out on loan to Burton Albion in November 2013, and Cambridge United in March 2014, where he made his professional debut. Further loan spells with Solihull Moors and Wycombe Wanderers followed, before he returned to Switzerland to sign for Liechtenstein-based Swiss Challenge League outfit Vaduz in the summer of 2016, making over 30 appearances over the next two seasons.

In June 2018, Benji was one of two goalkeepers to join United on the same day, signing a two year deal with United alongside Matej Rakovan. Initially losing out to his fellow keeper for the No.1 jersey, Benji was recalled by caretaker manager Laurie Ellis before making it his own after Robbie Neilson's appointment in October. He was rarely out of the first team after that, and improved as the season went on, becoming a vital part of the team that just missed out on promotion to the Premiership.

On 1 November 2019, Benji agreed a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2022. The Swiss stopper became a mainstay in the United line all through the next three seasons, receiving widespread acclaim for his ability, even winning the club's Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year awards in 2020-21. In June 2021, United rejected an official bid to buy Siegrist from English League One club Ipswich Town.

After another impressive campaign in 2021-22, helping United to achieve European qualification, Benji left the club at the end of his contract and signed for Celtic.

Last updated on Thursday, July 7th, 2022 by N Harkiss.

Squad Numbers


1

Season:
2018-19

1

Season:
2019-20

1

Season:
2020-21

1

Season:
2021-22





Debut

July 14th, 2018
Dundee United 1 - 1 Arbroath

League Cup (Group A - North)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Benji was born on this date in Therwil, Basel-Country, Switzerland.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    One of two goalkeepers to join United on the same day, Benji signed a two year deal alongside Matej Rakovan.


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Brechin City 0 - 2 Dundee United
    Friendly

    The shiny, new Dundee United got their summer action off to a promising start with this friendly win over Brechin at Glebe Park.A classy individual goal from Fraser Aird gave the Tangerines th


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Arbroath
    League Cup (Group A - North)

    United commenced their 2018/19 campaign with a penalty shoot-out defeat against Arbroath in the Betfred Cup after a rather lacklustre 1-1 draw. The turnover in players since last season was illustrate


  • League Debut

    Ayr Utd 2 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Championship)

    After the previous week’s dismissal of Csaba Laszlo, his assistant manager Laurie Ellis took over as caretaker manager of Dundee United for the second time. However, unlike in his previous spell he co


  • 50th Appearance

    QOS 4 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Championship)

    Head Coach Robbie Neilson made two changes from the side that slipped up at Alloa. Fit again Calum Butcher returned in midfield, whilst, with Peter Pawlett injured, Louis Appéré celebrated signing a c


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Dundee
    League (Championship)

    There was just one change in the starting eleven, Louis Appéré coming in for Sam Stanton who dropped out completely. Also out of the squad was the soon-to-depart Troy Brown with Academy Graduates Loga


  • 100th Appearance

    Kilmarnock 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    United travelled to the site of their joint heaviest away defeat of the campaign to take on an out of form Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, with Tommy Wright’s side failing to pick up maximum points in the l


  • 100th League Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 1 St Johnstone
    League (Premiership)


  • Last Appearance

    Ross County 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)


  • Left the Club


    At the end of his latest contract, Benji left the club to join Celtic.