Ben Thatcher

Date of birth30 November 1975
Place of birthSwindon
NationalityWelsh
Weight79 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionDefender/Left back

An old-fashioned no-nonsense left back, Ben struggled to make an impact in his first season at Tottenham Hotspur in 2000-01 and after succumbing to a combination of groin and hip injuries in November, he failed to regain match fitness before the end of the season.

Tenacious and hard working.

Ben joined Manchester City in June 2004 on a two-year contract.

He joined Ipswich Town in August 2008 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Millwall 08 Jun 1992 05 Jul 1996
Wimbledon 05 Jul 1996 12 Jul 2000
Tottenham Hotspur 12 Jul 2000 17 Jul 2003
Leicester City 17 Jul 2003 21 Jun 2004
Manchester City 21 Jun 2004 11 Jan 2007
Charlton Athletic 11 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2008
Ipswich Town 14 Jul 2008 15 Jul 2008 T
Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 Jul 2008 04 Aug 2008 T
Ipswich Town 14 Aug 2008 26 Feb 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Millwall FA Cup 1
1994-95 Millwall League Cup 1
1995-96 Millwall League Cup 2
1
1996-97 Wimbledon Premier League 9
2
1997-98 Wimbledon FA Cup 3
1997-98 Wimbledon League Cup 3
1997-98 Wimbledon Premier League 23
3
2
2
1998-99 Wimbledon FA Cup 2
1998-99 Wimbledon League Cup 7
2
1998-99 Wimbledon Premier League 31
8
1999-00 Wimbledon League Cup 2
1999-00 Wimbledon Premier League 19
1
4
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 3
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 10
2
2
1
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 11
1
3
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 8
4
1
2003-04 Leicester City Premier League 28
1
1
7
2004-05 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2004-05 Manchester City League Cup 2
2004-05 Manchester City Premier League 17
1
2
2005-06 Manchester City League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Manchester City Premier League 18
5
2006-07 Charlton Athletic Premier League 10
1
1
1
2006-07 Manchester City Premier League 11
5
2007-08 Charlton Athletic League Championship 11
1
2008-09 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
2008-09 Ipswich Town League Championship 20
5
1
2008-09 Ipswich Town League Cup 2


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
30 Nov 1994 Nottingham Forest v Millwall W 0-2 League Cup 4th round
18 Feb 1995 Queens Park Rangers v Millwall L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
20 Sep 1995 Millwall v Everton D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
04 Oct 1995 Everton v Millwall W 2-4
Agg: 2-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 England Under-18 1
1993-94 England UEFA Under-18 2
1993-94 England Under-18 1
1995-96 England Under-21 1
1996-97 England UEFA Under-21 2
1997-98 England UEFA Under-21 1
1
2003-04 Wales International Friendly 3
2004-05 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
2004-05 Wales International Friendly 1


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

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Nov 1992 England v Switzerland W 7-2 Under 18
24 Aug 1993 England v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 U18
07 Sep 1993 England v Romania D 1-1 UEFA U18
16 Nov 1993 England v France D 3-3 UEFA U18 Group 12
23 Apr 1996 England v Croatia L 0-1 Under-21
31 Aug 1996 Moldova v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
08 Oct 1996 England v Poland D 0-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
10 Oct 1997 Italy v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
31 Mar 2004 Hungary v Wales W 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Norway v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Wales v Canada W 1-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Latvia v Wales W 0-2 International Friendly
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
09 Oct 2004 England v Wales L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Wales v Poland L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6


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