Mark James Bentley (born 7 January 1978 in Hertford, England) is an English footballer, currently playing for Gillingham. Bentley is a midfielder.
Bentley started his playing career with Enfield in August 1998, later moving to Aldershot Town, Gravesend & Northfleet and Dagenham & Redbridge. On 15 January 2004 he stepped up to the Football League when he signed for Southend United, where he made 93 league appearances including 23 as a sub. He also scored 12 league goals including 5 in his last season at Roots Hall and was involved in two consecutive promotions.
He was offered a new one year contract to stay at Southend, but opted to go for the security of a 2 year deal at Gillingham, signing for them on 22 May 2006.
Bentley made his debut in the 2-1 home win over Huddersfield Town on 5 August and scored his first goal away to Bradford City in a 4-2 defeat on 12 August.
He was runner up in the club's 2006–07 player of the year award behind Andrew Crofts.
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