Benji Siegrist Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Benjamin Kevin Siegrist
  • Born: January 31st, 1992 (Therwil, Basel-Country, Switzerland)
  • Height: 6' 5
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed: June 18th, 2018
  • First Manager: Csaba Laszlo
  • Career Totals: 93 appearances
  • Also Played For: Cambridge United, Solihull Moors, Vaduz, Wycombe Wanderers


Playing History



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Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2020-21 22 0 0 0 27.3% 40.9% 31.8%
2019-20 33 0 1 0 57.6% 21.2% 21.2%
2018-19 38 0 0 0 57.9% 23.7% 18.4%
Totals: 93 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 12/01/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 2
 02/01/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
 30/12/20 vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
 26/12/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 12/01/21 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 2
 02/01/21 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 30/12/20 vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 26/12/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 23/12/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 19/12/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 13/12/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 05/12/20 Premiership vs. Livingston (A)  0 - 2
 21/11/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 06/11/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 31/10/20 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 24/10/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 17/10/20 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 26/09/20 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 1
 19/09/20 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 12/09/20 Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 29/08/20 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 4
 22/08/20 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 15/08/20 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 1
 11/08/20 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 08/08/20 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 01/08/20 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 07/03/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 03/03/20 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 29/02/20 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 2
 21/02/20 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 14/02/20 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 0
 01/02/20 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 1
 28/01/20 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 4
 25/01/20 Championship vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 19/01/20 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 11/01/20 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  4 - 1
 04/01/20 Championship vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 27/12/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 21/12/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 14/12/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 0
 10/12/19 Championship vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 07/12/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 16/11/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  3 - 0
 08/11/19 Championship vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 02/11/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 0
 29/10/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 26/10/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 0
 19/10/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  0 - 4
 04/10/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 1
 28/09/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  6 - 0
 21/09/19 Championship vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 14/09/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 30/08/19 Championship vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 24/08/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 09/08/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 03/08/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 1
 23/07/19 Group A vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 2
 16/07/19 Group A vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 12/07/19 Group A vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 26/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 2nd Leg vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 23/05/19 Premiership Playoff Final 1st Leg vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 17/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 14/05/19 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 0
 27/04/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 20/04/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 0
 12/04/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 05/04/19 Championship vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 1
 30/03/19 Championship vs. QOS (H)  1 - 2
 26/03/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 23/03/19 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 19/03/19 Championship vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 09/03/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 2
 03/03/19 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 2
 26/02/19 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 0
 23/02/19 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 16/02/19 Championship vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 09/02/19 Fifth Round vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 02/02/19 Championship vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 25/01/19 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 19/01/19 4th Round vs. Montrose (A)  4 - 0
 12/01/19 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 05/01/19 Championship vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 29/12/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 2
 22/12/18 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 15/12/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 30/11/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 5
 20/11/18 Championship vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 2
 10/11/18 Championship vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 0
 03/11/18 Championship vs. QOS (H)  2 - 0
 27/10/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 0
 20/10/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 13/10/18 Championship vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 1
 06/10/18 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 08/09/18 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 15/08/18 1st Round vs. St J'stone U21 (H)  3 - 2
 28/07/18 Group A - North vs. Elgin City (A)  4 - 0
 14/07/18 Group A - North vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 1


Biography


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.

Squad Numbers


1

Season:
2018-19

1

Season:
2019-20

1

Season:
2020-21





Debut


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July 14th, 2018
Arbroath 1 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Group A - North)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Benji was born on this date in Therwil, Basel-Country, Switzerland.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    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.

  • United commenced their 2018/19 campaign with a penalty shoot-out defeat against Arbroath in the Betfred Cup after a rather lacklustre 1-1 draw. The turnover in players since last season was illustrated by the six debutants in the starting line-up, with new signings Ben Siegrist, Frederick Frans, Sam Wardrop, Fraser Aird, Christoph Rabitisch and Nicky Clark all making their first United appearances. In addition, young midfielder Declan Glass was handed his first start for the club.

  • After the previous week’s dismissal of Csaba Laszlo, his assistant manager Laurie Ellis took over as caretaker manager of Dundee United for the second time. However, unlike in his previous spell he could not engineer a win as United lost 2-0 to Championship leaders Ayr United at Somerset Park.

  • 50th Appearance - QOS 4 - 0 Dundee United

    Head Coach Robbie Neilson made two changes from the side that slipped up at Alloa. Fit again Calum Butcher returned in midfield, whilst, with Peter Pawlett injured, Louis Appéré celebrated signing a contract extension this week with a return to the starting eleven. There were no changes in the home side after their 1-0 win at Partick a fortnight ago.

  • 50th League Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 1 Dundee

    There was just one change in the starting eleven, Louis Appéré coming in for Sam Stanton who dropped out completely. Also out of the squad was the soon-to-depart Troy Brown with Academy Graduates Logan Chalmers and Chris Mochrie promoted to the bench. Dundee fielded the same side that won at Partick the previous Saturday and were looking for a third straight win.