Marcus Nathan Bent (born 19 May 1978) is an English football striker who last played for Indonesian club Mitra Kukar in April 2012. A former England under-21 international, the journeyman striker has played for fourteen different clubs, playing 569 games and scoring 113 goals in the process. His numerous transfer fees have totalled over £10 million.
An England under-21 international, he began his career at Brentford in 1995, before he signed with Crystal Palace in 1998. The next year he joined Sheffield United via Port Vale. In 2000 he transferred to Blackburn Rovers, where he got his first taste of Premier League football, before he moved on to Ipswich Town in 2001. He spent 2003–04 on loan at Leicester City, before he transferred to Everton in 2004. Two years later he was sold on to Charlton Athletic. He spent the 2007–08 season on loan at Wigan Athletic, before he moved on to Birmingham City in 2008. He spent three years with Birmingham, during which he spent time on loan at Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Sheffield United. After leaving the club he spent six months in Indonesia with Mitra Kukar.
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