Jair Benítez (born 11 January 1979 in Jamundí) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.
Benítez has spent the majority of his career playing professionally in Colombia, having played 344 games and scoring 19 goals in Colombia's Fútbol Profesional Colombiano. He won a Fútbol Profesional Colombiano title with Independiente Medellín in 2002, and appeared in 17 regular season and Copa Libertadores games for Independiente Medellín in 2009, before signing with FC Dallas of Major League Soccer on 22 July.
Since joining Dallas Benítez has been a key contributor, helping the club to reach the 2010 MLS Cup final.
Benítez is a full international with the Colombia national football team, and was part of the Colombian squads at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2007 Copa América.