Daniel Bentley is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers. He has played in the English Football League for Southend United, Brentford, and Bristol City.
|Daniel Ian Bentle
|Date of birth
|13 July 1993
|Place of birth
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Daniel Bentley Biography, Early Life
Daniel Ian Bentley born 13 July 1993 is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers. He has played in the English Football League for Southend United, Brentford, and Bristol City.
Daniel Bentley Education
Daniel Bentley has no detailed information about his educational background.
Daniel Bentley’s Age, Height, And Weight
Daniel Bentley’s age is 30 years old. He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 72 Kg.
Bentley was born in Basildon, Essex, and began his career as a centre-back with hometown club Hutton Medway. A one-off appearance as a goalkeeper was witnessed by an Arsenal scout, who brought Bentley to the club’s academy at age eight. He was released in 2008 and quickly signed for Southend United, with whom he started his apprenticeship in March 2009. Bentley was sent out on loan to Conference South club Braintree Town initially on cover for one match. However, he ended up staying and made two appearances for the club against Welling United and Dover Athletic. He was given his first professional contract in the summer of 2011, on a two-year deal. He made his first-team debut for the Shrimpers on 22 October 2011 in a 4–1 win over Torquay United, replacing the injured Glenn Morris in the second half.
Following an injury to first-choice Southend United goalkeeper Paul Smith, Bentley was called upon to deputize and played in his first run of first-team matches in the 2012–13 season, making his full debut for Southend on 22 September 2012 against Exeter City, a match Southend won 2–1. Bentley went on to play further matches against Plymouth, and Burton Albion before Paul Smith returned to full fitness.
Bentley continued to play in cup matches and developed a reputation for being a good penalty saver. As a consequence, with a Football League Trophy southern area semi-final against Oxford United seemingly heading to Penalties, Southend manager Paul Sturrock substituted starting goalkeeper Paul Smith for Bentley in the 90th minute, provoking an angry reaction from Smith. Bentley went on to save Alfie Potter’s spot kick and Southend won 5–3 on penalties, progressing to the Southern area final. Sturrock justified the decision by stating “Bentley has been fantastic at penalties all his career, and it worked, he saved one”.
Bentley kept 19 clean sheets during the 2013–14 season. His impressive performances linked him with a move to Leeds United with Leeds’ manager Brian McDermott watching Bentley in Southend’s 3–0 win against Rochdale on Good Friday. After being linked with a move to Leeds, Bentley proclaimed that he would not let the speculation of a potential move affect his performance.
Over the summer of 2014 Bentley was linked with moves to Premier League clubs, but eventually remained at Southend, and in the early part of the following season he was considered for the England U21s, however, he was not selected.
In the 2014–15 season, Bentley broke Mervyn Cawston’s club record of 10 consecutive home clean sheets with 12 in a row between October and April.
Southend made it to the play-off final at Wembley Stadium where they played against Wycombe Wanderers. The match was goalless after 90 minutes, however, 5 minutes into extra-time Wycombe took the lead through an own goal from Bentley. A free kick from Joe Jacobson hit the crossbar before rebounding off of the diving Bentleys back into the goal. However, with 20 seconds remaining, Southend took the match to a penalty shoot-out, in which Bentley was the hero after saving penalties from Matt Bloomfield and Sam Wood, meaning that Southend won promotion to League One.
The season was full of accolades for Bentley, winning all three of the club’s end-of-season awards – supporters’ player, players’ player, and community player of the year. He was named the Football League Young Player of the Month for April 2015 and made the League Two PFA Team of the Year along with teammate Ben Coker.
In the 2015 summer transfer window Bentley was subject to three bids from Queens Park Rangers, the 3rd and final offer being £1.25m which Southend chairman Ron Martin rejected.
On 31 August 2015, Bentley produced a man-of-the-match performance away at Coventry City in a 2–2, the fine display including a penalty save. Bentley remained a Southend United player when the transfer window closed on 1 September.
On 1 July 2016, Bentley signed for Championship club Brentford on a four-year contract with a compensation fee of £1.1 million. The fee would rise if Bentley reaches a certain number of appearances.
Bentley signed for Bristol City on 28 June 2019 on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee. During his stay at Bristol City, he was appointed club captain by manager Nigel Pearson.
Bentley signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers on 25 January 2023 for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut on 13 May in a 2–0 defeat away to Manchester United in the 2022–23 Premier League. His home debut came the following weekend in a 1–1 draw with Everton.
Daniel Bentley’s Net Worth
Daniel Bentley’s annual income, net worth, and salary haven’t been revealed yet.
Daniel Bentley Wife or Girlfriend
Daniel Bentley is presently single and has no romantic relationships. Aside from that, Daniel Bentley hasn’t said anything about her current partnerships.
Daniel Bentley Awards
- Football League Two play-offs: 2015
- Football League Young Player of the Month: February 2015
- Southend United Player of the Year: 2014–15
- Southend United Players’ Player of the Year: 2014–15
- Southend United Community Player of the Year: 2014–15
- PFA Team of the Year: 2014–15 League Two
When was Daniel Bentley born?
Daniel Bentley was born on 13 July 1993.
In which team does Daniel Bentley currently play?
Daniel Bentley plays on the team as of today.
How old would Daniel Bentley be today?
Daniel Bentley is 30 years old today.