Nicolas Benezet

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Nicolas Benezet
Personal information
Full name Nicolas Benezet
Date of birth (1991-02-24) 24 February 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Montpellier, France
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SM Caen (on loan from Evian)
Number 7
Youth career
2000–2004 Montpellier
2004–2010 Nîmes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Nîmes 90 (18)
2013– Évian 31 (3)
2015 SM Caen (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 France U20 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 August 2014

Nicolas Benezet (born 24 February 1991 in Montpellier) is a French football player who currently plays for French club SM Caen in Ligue 1 on loan from Evian Thonon Gaillard. He plays as an attacking midfielder and is known for his positional versatility and small frame.[1]

Club career[edit]

Prior to signing with Nîmes in 2004, Benezet played in the youth academy of Montpellier.[1] He made his professional debut in the 2010–11 season on 15 October 2010 in a league match against Istres appearing as a substitute in a 0–0 draw.[2] On 8 December 2010, he signed his first professional contract after agreeing to a three-year deal with Nîmes.[3] Two days later, he rewarded Nîmes by scoring his first professional goal in a 3–2 victory over Istres in the Coupe de France.[2] On 21 December, he scored his first professional league goal in a 2–0 win against Metz.[4]

At the end of the 2012–13 season, top-flight clubs Sochaux-Montbéliard and Evian Thonon Gaillard showed interest in signing him[5] and in July 2013, Benezet joined Evian.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 26 May 2013)

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Nîmes 2010–11 23 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 25 3 4
2011–12 34 7 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 7 -
2012–13 33 9 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 36 9 8
Total 90 18 - 5 1 0 0 0 0 95 19 -
Career total 90 18 - 5 1 0 0 0 0 95 19 -

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophée des Champions
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Supercup, FIFA Club World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nicolas Benezet vrai feu follet". Midi Libre. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Istres v. Nîmes Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nicolas Benezet passe pro" (in French). Foot-National. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nîmes v. Istres CDF Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Le Nîmois Nicolas Benezet affirme avoir signé à Evian/Thonon". Fabrice Dubault (in French). France 3. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Officiel : Nicolas Benezet s’engage pour 4 ans !". Official site (in French). Evian Thonon Gaillard FC. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 

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