Benjani

Date of birth13 August 1978
Place of birthBulawayo
NationalityZimbabwean
Weight78 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionForward

Full name is: Mwaruwari Benjani.

He joined Portsmouth in January 2006 with a contract to June 2010.

Benjani joined Manchester City in January 2008 with a contract to June 2010.

He joined Blackburn Rovers in August 2010 with a one-year contract.

Benjani re-joined Portsmouth in August 2011 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Jomo Cosmos 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2001
Grasshoppers 01 Jul 2001 01 Jul 2002
Auxerre 01 Jul 2002 06 Jan 2006
Portsmouth 06 Jan 2006 31 Jan 2008
Manchester City 31 Jan 2008 30 Jun 2010
Sunderland 01 Feb 2010 31 May 2010 L
Blackburn Rovers 27 Aug 2010 30 Jun 2011
Portsmouth 13 Aug 2011 30 Jun 2012
Chippa United 27 Feb 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Grasshoppers UEFA Cup 2
3
2
2002-03 Auxerre French Championnat 11
16
7
1
2002-03 Auxerre UEFA Champions League 5
2
2
2002-03 Auxerre UEFA Cup 2
1
2003-04 Auxerre French Championnat
3
2004-05 Auxerre French Championnat 28
3
11
2
2004-05 Auxerre UEFA Cup 1
2005-06 Auxerre French Championnat 10
1
1
1
2005-06 Portsmouth Premier League 16
1
1
2006-07 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
1
2006-07 Portsmouth League Cup
1
2006-07 Portsmouth Premier League 25
6
6
2007-08 Manchester City Premier League 13
3
2007-08 Portsmouth FA Cup 1
2007-08 Portsmouth League Cup 3
2007-08 Portsmouth Premier League 21
2
12
1
2008-09 Manchester City Premier League 7
1
1
2008-09 Manchester City UEFA Cup 1
3
2
1
2009-10 Manchester City FA Cup 2
1
2009-10 Manchester City League Cup
2
2009-10 Manchester City Premier League 1
1
2009-10 Sunderland Premier League 1
7
2010-11 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1
2010-11 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
2010-11 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 6
12
3
2011-12 Portsmouth League Championship 6
12
1
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
20 Sep 2001 Dinamo Bucuresti v Grasshoppers D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Oct 2001 Grasshoppers v Twente Enschede D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Nov 2001 Twente Enschede v Grasshoppers D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
22 Nov 2001 Grasshoppers v Leeds United L 1-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
06 Dec 2001 Leeds United v Grasshoppers D 2-2
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Cup 3rd 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
1998-99 Zimbabwe COSAFA Cup 1
1998-99 Zimbabwe Inauguration Challenge 1
1999-00 Zimbabwe Africa Cup of Nations
4
1
1999-00 Zimbabwe COSAFA Cup 3
1
1999-00 Zimbabwe FIFA World Cup
1
2000-01 Seychelles Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2000-01 Zimbabwe Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
2000-01 Zimbabwe COSAFA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Zimbabwe FIFA World Cup
3
1
1
2001-02 Zimbabwe COSAFA Cup 1
2002-03 Zimbabwe Africa Cup of Nations 2
2004-05 Zimbabwe FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
2005-06 Zimbabwe Africa Cup of Nations 2
1
2005-06 Zimbabwe FIFA World Cup 2
2
2006-07 Zimbabwe Africa Cup of Nations 1
2009-10 Zimbabwe 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
16 Jun 1999 South Africa v Zimbabwe W 0-1 INAUGURATION CHALLENGE
03 Jul 1999 Eritrea v Zimbabwe W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Play-off group
18 Jul 1999 Swaziland v Zimbabwe L 1-1 (3-4) COSAFA Cup Quarter-final
31 Jul 1999 Zimbabwe v Senegal W 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Play-off group
08 Aug 1999 Senegal v Zimbabwe L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Play-off group
15 Aug 1999 Zimbabwe v Eritrea W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Play-off group
18 Jun 2000 Guinea v Zimbabwe L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 5
01 Jul 2000 Seychelles v Zimbabwe W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Preliminary 1st leg
09 Jul 2000 Zimbabwe v South Africa L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 5
29 Jul 2000 South Africa v Zimbabwe W 0-1 COSAFA Cup Semi-final
13 Aug 2000 Lesotho v Zimbabwe W 0-3 COSAFA Cup Final 1st leg
27 Aug 2000 Zimbabwe v Lesotho W 3-0 COSAFA Cup Final 2nd leg
08 Oct 2000 Ghana v Zimbabwe L 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
14 Jan 2001 Zimbabwe v Lesotho L 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
11 Mar 2001 Zimbabwe v Malawi W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
05 May 2001 South Africa v Zimbabwe L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group E
30 Sep 2001 Zimbabwe v Angola L 0-1 COSAFA Cup Final 2nd leg
05 May 2002 Zimbabwe v Swaziland L 0-2 COSAFA Cup Quarter-final
08 Sep 2002 Zimbabwe v Mali W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
12 Oct 2002 Eritrea v Zimbabwe W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 6
05 Sep 2004 Zimbabwe v Nigeria L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
27 Mar 2005 Zimbabwe v Angola W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
19 Jun 2005 Algeria v Zimbabwe D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
04 Sep 2005 Zimbabwe v Rwanda W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
07 Oct 2005 Nigeria v Zimbabwe L 5-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 4
27 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Zimbabwe L 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
31 Jan 2006 Ghana v Zimbabwe W 1-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
24 Apr 2007 Zimbabwe v Morocco D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 12
02 Jun 2010 Zimbabwe v Brazil L 0-3 International Friendly


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