Ben Abbey

Date of birth13 May 1978
Place of birthLondon
NationalityEnglish
Weight70 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionForward

Out of favour at Oxford United, Ben spent the first month of 2000-01 on loan at Ryman League club Aldershot Town before signing for Third Division Southend United.

He became an instant favourite with the Roots Hall fans after scoring two goals on his debut against Macclesfield Town.

A small and lively striker with great pace and agility, Ben joined Woking on a one-year contract in August 2002 before returning to the Football League with Macclesfield Town on non-contract terms.

He has also played for Metropolitan Police and Tooting & Mitcham United.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crawley Town 29 Sep 1999
Oxford United 29 Sep 1999 26 Oct 2000
Southend United 26 Oct 2000 30 Jun 2001
Exeter City 22 May 2001 22 May 2001 T
Brentford 16 Jul 2001 31 Jul 2001 T
Oxford United 28 Aug 2001 04 Sep 2001 T
Swindon Town 04 Oct 2001 18 Oct 2001 T
Stevenage 01 Nov 2001 01 Dec 2001
Crawley Town 01 Dec 2001 13 Aug 2002
Cambridge United 25 Mar 2002 29 Mar 2002 T
Woking 13 Aug 2002 27 Mar 2003
Macclesfield Town 27 Mar 2003 30 Jun 2003
Gravesend and Northfleet 26 Jul 2003 24 Sep 2004
St Albans City 24 Sep 2004 19 Nov 2004
Northwood 19 Nov 2004 26 Aug 2005
Farnborough Town 26 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2006
Slough Town 01 Oct 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Southend United FA Cup 4
1
2000-01 Southend United LDV Vans Trophy 3
1
1
2000-01 Southend United League Division 3 15
9
8
2
2003-04 Gravesend and Northfleet FA Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Oct 2000 Mansfield Town v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
04 Nov 2000 Southend United v Macclesfield Town W 3-1 League Division 3
11 Nov 2000 Carlisle United v Southend United L 3-1 League Division 3
18 Nov 2000 Torquay United v Southend United D 1-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Southend United v Cheltenham Town L 0-1 League Division 3
28 Nov 2000 Southend United v Torquay United W 2-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
02 Dec 2000 Hartlepool United v Southend United L 1-0 League Division 3
05 Dec 2000 Southend United v Cheltenham Town W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
10 Dec 2000 Canvey Island v Southend United W 1-2 FA Cup 2nd round
16 Dec 2000 Southend United v Chesterfield W 3-2 League Division 3
22 Dec 2000 Shrewsbury Town v Southend United W 0-1 League Division 3
26 Dec 2000 Southend United v Leyton Orient L 0-1 League Division 3
30 Dec 2000 Southend United v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
01 Jan 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Southend United W 0-2 League Division 3
06 Jan 2001 Southend United v Kingstonian L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Southend United v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Jan 2001 Leyton Orient v Southend United W 0-2 League Division 3
27 Jan 2001 Southend United v Shrewsbury Town D 0-0 League Division 3
03 Feb 2001 Southend United v Lincoln City W 1-0 League Division 3
13 Feb 2001 Southend United v Swindon Town W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - southern section
17 Feb 2001 Southend United v Halifax Town L 0-3 League Division 3
20 Feb 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Southend United L 2-1 League Division 3
24 Feb 2001 Scunthorpe United v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
06 Mar 2001 York City v Southend United L 1-0 League Division 3
10 Mar 2001 Southend United v Blackpool L 0-3 League Division 3
13 Mar 2001 Southend United v Brentford L 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (1st leg)
17 Mar 2001 Barnet v Southend United L 2-1 League Division 3
20 Mar 2001 Brentford v Southend United L 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (2nd leg)
31 Mar 2001 Chesterfield v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
03 Apr 2001 Darlington v Southend United D 1-1 League Division 3
07 Apr 2001 Southend United v Hartlepool United W 2-1 League Division 3
05 May 2001 Cheltenham Town v Southend United L 2-1 League Division 3


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.