Ben Hunter

Ben Hunter
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Arthur Hunter
Date of birth (1985-06-16) 16 June 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Matlock Town
Number 7
Youth career
Doncaster Rovers
2003–2004 Rio Grande Red Storm
2005–2006 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Carolina Dynamo 26 (8)
2007–2008 Columbus Crew 0 (0)
2007Cleveland City Stars (loan) 4 (1)
2008–2009 Richmond Kickers 29 (4)
2010–2011 Real Maryland Monarchs 19 (4)
2012–2013 North Ferriby United 23 (2)
2012–2013 Matlock Town ? (?)
2013–2014 North Ferriby United 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2014

Benjamin Arthur Hunter (born 16 June 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a forward.


Youth and College

Hunter grew up in Gainsborough, attended Queen Elizabeth's High School, and was a member of the junior academy at English professional club Doncaster Rovers prior to his moving to the United States in 2003 to attend and play college soccer at the University of Rio Grande in Ohio.

At Rio Grande, Hunter totaled 43 goals and 17 assists in two seasons, and led the team to the NAIA national title in 2003, while being named the 2004 American Mideast Conference South Division Player of the Year and earning All-Conference and All-Regional honors. He transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a junior, where he amassed 17 goals and 10 assists for 44 points in 41 games played.

Hunter also played in the USL Premier Development League with Carolina Dynamo, where he scored the game-winning goal against the professional Richmond Kickers in US Open Cup in 2006.

Hunter also went on to represent Great Britain at the World University games in Bangkok, Thailand in 2007.


Hunter was drafted by Columbus Crew in the fourth round (49th overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft,[1] Hunter appeared in 24 games for Columbus along with four appearances on loan with Cleveland City Stars during the 2007 season.[2]

Hunter signed with the Richmond Kickers of the USL Division in 2008, and was part of the team which won the 2009 USL championship.


Richmond Kickers


  1. ^ Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Archived from the original on 8 July 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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