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Bob Benson

Personal information
Full nameRobert William Benson
Date of birth9 February 1883
Place of birthWhitehaven, Cumbria, England
Date of death19 February 1916(age 33)
Place of deathHighbury, London, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionFull back

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Robert William Benson (9 February 1883 19 February 1916) was an English professional footballer, who played as a full back, spending most of his career with Sheffield United. He was notable not just for being an England international but also for being among those players who died directly as a result of playing.


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