English Subbuteo Association

Kaspar Bennett

So who has been the best English player over the last 20 years? Some people will say Kaspar Bennett, the only English player who has got to a World Cup Final in the last 30 years. Our interview sees Kaspar reveal his best ever goal and his remarkable wins against some of the best players in the World.

1. When did you first start playing?

2. Which was your first ever big tournament?
1996 Nationals at Highbury/Elland Rd

3. Which is the best tournament you have ever attended?
Serie A Italian Team Championships

4. What was the best goal you have ever scored?
Against Massimo Bolognino, saved a shot and managed to touch up to the ball with a defender on the right touchline just inside his shooting area and found his top left corner without letting the ball stand still (to allow a block!) at any point. It was so stupendous the 4-time world champion had to laugh before he took centre and started to attack.

5. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in England?
Darren Clark beat me 2-1 at the nationals when I had been training and was playing well, he is the toughest English player that I have faced without doubt.

6. Who would you describe as being the toughest player you have faced in the World?
Vasco Guimaraes

7. What has been the best match you have ever played in?
All the matches in which I was able to beat top, top players like Nastasi, Cremona, Bertelli, Verhaegen, Bolognino, Delogne, Intra, Flores… I think they are all fantastic players so I get the same feeling from each match, when I am lucky enough to win.

8. What has been your best moment or achievement in the game?
Europa Cup Semi with San Siro. Promotion to serie a with Sessana. League and Cup double with Atlas Athens. Individual World Cup Final. Those were some of the best achievements I can remember

9. What has been the funniest moment you have seen on a trip away to a tournament?
When E.V. demolished the Marriot in Berlin after swinging on a chandelier and then hid under his bed sheets!

10. Which football team do you support?
Bristol City/Arsenal

11. What is your favourite food?
Mozzarella di buffalo!

12. Do you have any other hobbies?
Football, Horse racing and playing poker

13. What is your favourite holiday destination?
Club Tropicana. Fun and sunshine… What more do you want?

14. What is the best movie you have ever seen?
La vita e bella

15. What is your favourite TV series?
League of gentlemen, father ted

16. What is your favourite music?
all kinds

17. Which person do you have most respect for in life?
Ernesto ‘che guevara, Dave Pawsey, Deigo Maradona, Dennis Bergkamp, my grandfather.

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