Ives, Benjamin

Birth Date

14th November 1887

Birthplace

Tottenham, London

Occupation

Winger

Biographical Text

After leaving school, Ben Ives played for Page Green Old Boys, a well known senior amateur club in North London. After a season with them, he signed professional forms for Tottenham Hotspur, playing 59 matches for their reserves in the South Eastern League in the space of two years.

Ives them moved north to sign for Barrow, and played there for two seasons in the Lancashire Combination, and was a team mate of Exeter City player, James ‘Daisy’ Bell. He moved to Exeter City in the summer of 1912 and made his debut in the Southern League fixture at West Ham United in August of that year.
Although he had a good goalscoring record for the Grecians, he was on the move again after just 12 months and signed for Queens Park Rangers for a fee of £300.
Ives later had a season with Clapton Orient (1919-20) where he scored 4 goals in 17 league matches, and ended his career with Ton Pentre.

Benjamin Charles Ives died on the 14th April 1962 aged 73.

Appearances

29

Goals

8

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