Nicolas Benezet

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Nicolas Benezet
Personal information
Full name Nicolas Benezet
Date of birth (1991-02-24) 24 February 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Montpellier, France
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Évian
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2004 Montpellier
2004–2010 Nîmes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Nîmes 90 (18)
2013– Évian 31 (3)
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 Évian Thonon Gaillard in Ligue 1. 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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