Benji Siegrist Player Profile

Player Details

  • 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: 71 appearances
  • Also Played For: Cambridge United, Solihull Moors, Vaduz, Wycombe Wanderers


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2019-20 33 0 1 0 57.6% 21.2% 21.2%
2018-19 38 0 0 0 57.9% 23.7% 18.4%
Totals: 71 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 07/03/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
 03/03/20 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
 29/02/20 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 2
 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1
 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 07/03/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 03/03/20 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 29/02/20 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 2
 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 0
 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 1
 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 4
 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 19/01/20 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  4 - 1
 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 27/12/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 14/12/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 0
 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 07/12/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 16/11/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  3 - 0
 08/11/19 Championship vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 0
 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 26/10/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 0
 19/10/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  0 - 4
 04/10/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 1
 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  6 - 0
 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 14/09/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 09/08/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 1
 23/07/19 Group A vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 2
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 26/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 23/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 14/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 0
 27/04/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 20/04/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 0
 12/04/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 05/04/19 Championship vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 1
 30/03/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  1 - 2
 26/03/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 23/03/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 19/03/19 Championship vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 09/03/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 2
 03/03/19 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 2
 26/02/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 0
 23/02/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 16/02/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 09/02/19 Fifth Round vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 02/02/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 25/01/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 19/01/19 4th Round vs. Montrose (A)  4 - 0
 12/01/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 05/01/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 29/12/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 2
 22/12/18 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 15/12/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 30/11/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 5
 20/11/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 2
 10/11/18 Championship vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 0
 03/11/18 Championship vs. QOS (H)  2 - 0
 27/10/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 20/10/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 13/10/18 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 06/10/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 08/09/18 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 15/08/18 1st Round vs. St J'stone U21 (H)  3 - 2
 28/07/18 Group A - North vs. Elgin City (A)  4 - 0
 14/07/18 Group A - North vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 1


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.

Squad Numbers


1

Season:
2018-19

1

Season:
2019-20





Debut

July 14th, 2018
Arbroath 1 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Group A - North)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

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

  • Signed For Dundee United

    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.

  • 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 illustrated by the six debutants in the starting line-up, with new signings Ben Siegrist, Frederick Frans, Sam Wardrop, Fraser Aird, Christoph Rabitisch and Nicky Clark all making their first United appearances. In addition, young midfielder Declan Glass was handed his first start for the club.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 1 Partick Th

    After forcing a corner inside the opening 20 seconds, the Tangerines enjoyed most of the early possession, but it was Partick who spurned a glaring opportunity in the ninth minute. After Paul Watson miscued a headed clearance, Zak Rudden had clear space to drive into the box. He squared the ball for ex United forward Brian Graham seven yards out, however Benjamin Siegrist spread himself brilliantly to make a vital save. Three minutes later, after more Partick pressure, Darren Brownlie crossed for Tam O’Ware whose close-range header might have found the net had it not been straight at Siegrist. In the 17th minute the hosts created their first clear opportunity after Liam Smith and Rakish Bingham combined down the right. The latter sent in a low ball which Lawrence Shankland swiped at before it fell to Ian Harkes whose turn and shot was deflected behind. There wasn’t long to wait for the opener however, and when it did it was a thing of beauty. Mark Reynolds, deployed at left back for the second successive game, found himself in an advanced position down the flank and his cut back was only hacked clear to the edge of the box. Waiting in the perfect position was Dillon Powers who killed the ball before firing in a vicious right foot curler into the top corner, which left goalkeeper Scott Fox rooted. Thereafter, despite both sides trying to push forward, defences stayed on top as the game reached half time with United enjoying a slender lead.