Ben Greenhalgh

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Ben Greenhalgh
Personal information
Full nameBenjamin James Greenhalgh
Date of birth(1992-04-16) 16 April 1992 (age 21)
Place of birthOrpington, England
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubInverness Caledonian Thistle
Number17
Youth career
–2010Welling United
2010–2011Inter Milan
2010Calcio Como (loan)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2012Welling United10(3)
2012–2013Ebbsfleet United10(0)
2013Maidstone United3(0)
2013Concord Rangers11(0)
2013–Inverness Caledonian Thistle6(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
 
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Ben Greenhalgh
Personal information
Full nameBenjamin James Greenhalgh
Date of birth(1992-04-16) 16 April 1992 (age 21)
Place of birthOrpington, England
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubInverness Caledonian Thistle
Number17
Youth career
–2010Welling United
2010–2011Inter Milan
2010Calcio Como (loan)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2012Welling United10(3)
2012–2013Ebbsfleet United10(0)
2013Maidstone United3(0)
2013Concord Rangers11(0)
2013–Inverness Caledonian Thistle6(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ben James Greenhalgh (born 16 April 1992) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He is noted for winning football reality show Football's Next Star where he won a contract at Italian giants Inter Milan.

Career[edit]

Football's Next Star[edit]

Greenhalgh, from Orpington, who played for Welling United youth team, was featured in the Sky One show Football's Next Star and impressed judges in the trial game after laying on a perfect cross for Hicham Abdellah to head home. At the end of the opening episode the judges had made their decision and he presented the Inter Milan shirt to ten players who would now travel to Italy to compete for their dream of a professional contract in later episodes.[1] After 20,000 entries to the show and 8 episodes Greenhalgh was given the shirt and revealed winner of Football's next star 2010 where he won a professional 6-month contract with Inter Milan.

Back in the United Kingdom[edit]

After his 6-month professional contract at Inter Milan came to an end Greenhalgh was offered another year from the Italian giants which included a 4-month loan spell to Calcio Como where he scored 8 goals from 12 games. After his contact was up he returned to the UK and spent 4 months with Brighton and Hove Albion, as well as a spell at Birmingham City, where he was advised to play first team football in the Conference to gain experience in the English game. He signed for non-league club Welling United in December, before later joining Ebbsfleet United and Maidstone United.[2] In June 2013 he transferred to Scottish club Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[3] This was due to happen in February 2013 however international clearance stopped Greenhalgh leaving England until 13/14 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Stones bring in Greenhalgh". Maidstone United. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22619453

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