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Benjamin

Siegrist

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  • Full Name
    Benjamin Siegrist
  • Squad Number
    1
  • Position
    Goalkeeper
  • Nationality
    Switzerland
  • Date of Birth
    31/01/1992
  • Height
    1,94m
  • Previous Clubs
    Aston Villa, Burton Albion, Cambridge United, Solihull Moors, Wycombe Wanderers, Vaduz
  • Date Signed
    20/06/2018
  • Debut
    14/07/2018 v Arbroath
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Having started his youth career at Swiss sides FC Therwil and Basel, Benjamin signed for Aston Villa at the age of 16. 

Having started his youth career at Swiss sides FC Therwil and Basel, Benjamin signed for Aston Villa at the age of 16, and represented their reserve and academy teams, helping the club reach the final of the 2009-10 FA Youth Cup and win the 2011-12 Premier Reserve League South title. The 6'5" tall keeper has represented his country at U17, U18, U19 and U21 levels, and was instrumental in Switzerland's U17 FIFA World Cup win in 2009, winning the tournament's first Golden Glove award as a result. He also featured as backup keeper when Switzerland contested the FIFA European U-21 Championship and the London Olympics in 2012. 

Although promoted to the Aston Villa first team squad for the 2012-13 season, he never made a first team appearance for the Birmingham side, and went out on loan to Burton Albion in November 2013, and Cambridge United in March 2014, where he made his professional debut. Further loan spells with Solihull Moors and Wycombe Wanderers followed, before he returned to Switzerland to sign for Liechtenstein-based Swiss Challenge League outfit Vaduz in the summer of 2016, making over 30 appearances over the next two seasons. 

In June 2018, Benji was one of two goalkeepers to join United on the same day, signing a two year deal with United alongside Matej Rakovan. Initially losing out to his fellow keeper for the No.1 jersey, Benji was recalled by caretaker manager Laurie Ellis before making it his own after Robbie Neilson's appointment in October. He was rarely out of the first team after that, and improved as the season went on, becoming a vital part of the team that just missed out on promotion to the Premiership. 

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  • Full Name
    Benjamin Siegrist
  • Squad Number
    1
  • Position
    Goalkeeper
  • Nationality
    Switzerland
  • Date of Birth
    31/01/1992
  • Height
    1,94m
  • Previous Clubs
    Aston Villa, Burton Albion, Cambridge United, Solihull Moors, Wycombe Wanderers, Vaduz
  • Date Signed
    20/06/2018
  • Debut
    14/07/2018 v Arbroath
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