Benjamin Stambouli

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Benjamin Stambouli
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Personal information
Full name Benjamin Stambouli
Date of birth (1990-08-13) 13 August 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 25
Youth career
1996–1997 Marseille
1997–2001 Gallia Uzes
2001–2003 Sedan
2003–2004 Gallia Uzes
2004–2010 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Montpellier 112 (3)
2014– Tottenham Hotspur 2 (0)
National team
2011–2012 France U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2012

Benjamin Stambouli (born 13 August 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League. Stambouli's father is Henri Stambouli, a former player and the current youth director of French club Marseille, and his grandfather is former manager Gérard Banide.[1][2] The younger Stambouli is a France youth international having earned caps at under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Montpellier[edit]

On 3 March 2010, he signed his first professional contract after agreeing to a three-year deal with Montpellier.[3] During the 2013/14 season, Stambouli played 37 out of Montpellier's 38 league games and was even promoted to position of vice-captain behind Brazilian Hilton.[4]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

On 1 September 2014 it was confirmed that Stambouli had signed for Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee. He scored his first goal for the club in a Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade on 27 November, following up a shot from Roberto Soldado, which had rebounded off of the post. [5]

International career[edit]

He played three games for the French U-21 team during the UEFA U-21 Championship.

Honours[edit]

Montpellier

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Africa's French connection" (in French). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stambouli, une famille en or" (in French). La Provence. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Benjamin Stambouli passe professionnel" (in French). Montpellier HSC. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  4. ^ http://frenchfootballweekly.com/2013/12/22/three-pailladins-benjamin-stambouli
  5. ^ Stambouli completes move, Accessed 1 September 2014

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