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Benny Green (footballer)

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Full nameBenjamin Haigh Green
Place of birthPenistone, England
Place of deathArras area., France
Playing positionInside-forward

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Benjamin Haigh "Benny" Green (February 23, 1883 April 26, 1917) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside-forward. He made nearly 200 appearances for Small Heath (renamed Birmingham in 1905) in all competitions. He scored the first goal at Birmingham's new ground, St Andrew's, on December 29, 1906, three days after the official opening, for which he was rewarded with a piano. After leaving Birmingham he played for a number of clubs before being killed in action in the First World War.

Green was born in Penistone, Yorkshire.

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