Wing half Bennion signed for City in June 1957 and was used regularly at first by manager Bob Brocklebank as the club tried to lift itself out of the Third Division North. However as the season progressed Bennion’s first team chances were limited, a situation that persisted for most of the subsequent two campaigns.
Burnley-born Jack Bennion was the son of Ray Bennion, a Welsh international right half who was a stalwart at Manchester United during the 1920s. He played junior football in East Lancashire before signing a professional contract for Burnley in 1952. He stayed at Turf Moor for five and a half years but never broke into the first team, dropping down two divisions in 1957 when he signed for Hull City in pursuit of a senior level start.
Bennion signed for Stockport County in the 1960 close season and held down a regular place in the Hatters’ first team. A year later he switched to Barrow where he spent his final two seasons as a professional player. In 1963 he was appointed player-manager for Netherfield in the Lancashire Combination, which the Kendal-based team won in 1964/65. He later briefly fulfilled a similar role at Goole Town.
He later returned to East Yorkshire and died in Beverley in September 2006.
Date/Place of Birth: 2 April 1934, Burnley
Hull City First Game: 26 August 1957, Barrow H (Division Three North), 23 years, 146 days old
Hull City Final Game: 6 February 1960, Scunthorpe United A (Division Three North), 25 years, 310 days old
Burnley Belvedere, Burnley (1952-1957), Hull City (1957-1960), Stockport County (1960-1961), Barrow (1961-1963), Netherfield, Goole Town
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Career: 36 apps, 1 goalsJack Bennion