Sigmund playing for Wellington Phoenix in 2008
|Full name||Benjamin Robert Sigmund|
|Date of birth||3 February 1981|
|Place of birth||Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand|
|2016||Wellington Phoenix Reserves||1||(0)|
|1999||New Zealand U17||3||(0)|
|New Zealand U20||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Blenheim, Sigmund spent his early career with Football Kingz, Canterbury United, Fawkner Blues and Auckland City. He signed for the Wellington Phoenix in 2008. On 9 July 2012 he signed a two-year contract extension keep him with the club until 2015.
Sigmund made his senior international debut as a substitute in August 2000 against Oman, but did not earn a second cap until 2007, where he earned a call up to play Wales in Wrexham after nearly seven years in the football wilderness. On 6 September 2008 Sigmund scored his first international goal in a 3-1 win over New Caledonia with a header from a corner.
Sigmund was named as part of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup New Zealand squad to travel to South Africa, and was more recently in the side the beat Bahrain in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match on 14 November 2009.
On 29 September 2014, Sigmund retired from international football citing his desire to spend more time with his family.