Paul Bence, one of Brentford’s stars of the 1970s, became the latest player to be inducted in to the Brentford FC Hall of Fame. Paul was presented with a special commemorative salver by Brentford FC Chairman Cliff Crown at half time when The Bees faced West Bromwich Albion just over a week ago.
Paul spent just short of seven seasons with The Bees, playing at Griffin Park for most of the 1970s. He joined in the summer of 1970 and by the time he left in spring 1977 had established himself as a reliable defender or defensive midfield player, playing 268 games in red and white.
He made 244 league appearances for the Club and won the Players’ Player of the Year Award at the end of the 1972/73 season. Paul was part of the team that won promotion from Division Four in 1972. Unfortunately, The Bees came straight back down and the majority of Paul’s time in West London was spent in the bottom tier. He was one of the Club’s guests when 100 years of Griffin Park was celebrated in 2004.
Watch Paul's presentation and on-field interview with Peter Gilham below.