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Tommy Benfield (died September 1918) was an Englishmarker football.

He played for Leicester Fosse, and is famous for being the very first person to score at Arsenal Stadiummarker, netting an early goal in Leicester's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal in a Second Division match on September 6 1913. He was Leicester's top scorer for the 1913-14 season and moved to Derby County in the close season; he scored twice against his old club in Derby's record 6-0 win over Leicester in the 1914-15 season as they won the Second Division title.

Benfield joined the Army during World War I (during which time first-class football was suspended), and was killed in action by a sniper's bullet in September 1918, less than two months before the war's conclusion.


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