Armand Benneker Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Armand Benneker
  • Born: June 25th, 1969 (Tongeren, Belgium)
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: July 29th, 1996
  • First Manager: Billy Kirkwood
  • Career Totals: 9 appearances
  • Also Played For: Austria Lustenau, Bregenz, MVV Maastricht


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1996-97 8 (1) 0 2 0 22.2% 22.2% 55.6%
Totals: 8 (1) 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
 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 3
 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 3
 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 17/08/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 1
 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1


Biography


The Belgian born defender came through the youth system at from Dutch club MVV Maastricht and joined United following a successful trial during the Club's 1996-97 pre-season games at Brechin and Leicester City. He made his first team debut against Motherwell in the opening League game at Tannadice and played in the next few matches until Billy Kirkwood was replaced as manager by Tommy McLean.

He was soon demoted to the reserves and in November 1996 his contract was cancelled by the Club. A lengthy appeal process followed, and the SFA and Scottish League found in favour of the player. The matter went to the Court of Session where a judicial review upheld the player's appeal. He continued to play for various clubs in Austria and retired in 2004. He worked as a coach in Austria and Switzerland, later working as a scout for Manchester United.





Debut

August 10th, 1996
Dundee United 1 - 1 Motherwell

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Armand was born on this date in Tongeren, Belgium.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    Following a successful pre-season trial, Armand was signed on a free transfer.


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Brechin City 0 - 1 Dundee United
    Friendly

    Undoubtedly the least impressive of United's warm up games, with the tight confines of Glebe Park plus some sterling defensive work by the home side combined to make United struggle to create chances,


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Motherwell
    League (Premier Division)

    A great start to United's new campaign on their return to the Premier Division wasn't capitalised upon. With the Motherwell defence caught napping, Gary McSwegan


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    The goal which won the match may have carried a slice of luck, but no one could argue that we weren't due a break after the way things had gone earlier in the season. Maurice Malpas made his first app


  • Left the Club


    After being demoted to the reserves, Armand's contract was cancelled by the Club. A lengthy appeal process followed, before his clearance for a return to Austria was confirmed.