The ex-Crewe Alexandra youth coach, 63, had denied eight sex attack allegations on one teenage boy under 16 in January.
The Crown Prosecution Service revealed today that Bennell faces eight further historic sex abuse charges that relate to two more boys – also both under 16.
The new charges relate to incidents that are alleged to have taken place between 1980 and 1987 and come amid a fresh probe by Cheshire Police.
Barry Bennell faces eight more sex abuse charges
Bennell will appear at South Cheshire magistrates court via video-link from Woodhill Prison, near Milton Keynes, on March 13 to face the new charges.
He previously coached boys affiliated to top clubs Manchester City and Stoke City.