Born: Penistone, 23 February 1883
Died: Arras, France, 26 April 1917
Position: Centre / inside forward
Benny Green began his league career in 1901 with Barnsley, where he established his reputation as a reliable goalscorer. In 1903 he joined Small Heath (later Birmingham) where he played almost 200 games and continued to find the net regularly.
Green moved to Turf Moor in September 1909 and in two seasons with Burnley, both of them modest campaigns, he was the Turfites top-scorer. He also played a key role scoring three goals in Burnley’s run the the FA Cup quarter finals in 1910-11, before going out to the eventual winners Bradford City.
He joined Preston in the summer of 1911 and although North End were relegated at the end of his first season, his goals were crucial as they immediately returned to the top flight in 1913 as Second Division Champions, alongside runners-up Burnley. He ended his career with Blackpool in 1915.
Following the outbreak of the Great War Benny Green joined the Kings Own Regiment and was killed in action in France in 1917. He is remembered at the Arras Memorial.
Private Benjamin Green
Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Killed in action France, 26 April 1917, aged 34
Remembered at the Arras Memorial, France