|Date of birth||3 April 1992|
|Place of birth||Turin, Italy|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Current club||Padova (on loan from Internazionale)|
|2011–2012||→ Gubbio (loan)||36||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Spezia (loan)||21||(2)|
|2013–||→ Padova (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Turin, Benedetti started his career at Torino F.C. where he was one of the most promising talents of the under-16 youth squad. His father, Silvano Benedetti, was a former Torino player and then head of the Torino youth sector. Simone began training with the under-20 squad under the guidance of Antonino Asta in 2008, and even made an appearance on the bench for the senior side in Serie A on 16 January 2008. On 30 May 2010 he made his senior debut for Torino as a starter, this time in Serie B against Cittadella (1-0).
On 22 July 2010 he was sold to F.C. Internazionale Milano in co-ownership deal for €2 million, co-currently Alen Stevanović joined the opposite direction also in co-ownership deal for €2M. Due to the injury crisis, he also selected to 2010 FIFA Club World Cup but did not play. With Inter's Primavera under-20 team, he won 2011 Torneo di Viareggio.
Benedetti started his youth international career in a born 1992/1993 training camp., he then received first call-up for 2007 under-16 international Val-de-Marne tournament. He played the first two match of 2009 U-17 Euro qualifying, which Italy was the group runner-up. In the elite round he played all 3 games and Italy was the group winner. Despite named as the captain, he did not play the first match of the final round and only made a substitute appearance in the second match, for Vincenzo Camilleri. Benedetti returned to the starting XI and partnered with Alessio Campoli (due to the injury of Camilleri) in the third group stage match and the semi-final, losing to Germany. Despite finished fourth, Azzurrini still qualified for 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. In the World Junior Cup, Michele Camporese and Camilleri became the new starting centre-backs and Benedetti only played the third group stage match and the round of 16 as sub. He only started the last match, the quarter-finals due to the suspension of Federico Mannini (who succeed Camilleri as starter), losing to Switzerland, which also the Euro losing semi-finalists.
In 2011 U-19 Euro qualifying, Benedetti started twice (partnered with Camporese) and also played twice in the elite round as captain (partnered with Paolo Rozzio), only replaced by Camporese in the last match. Italy finished as the runner-up, failed to qualify to the next stage by losing to the Group winner Republic of Ireland.
In 2011–12 member he was selected as a member of U-20 team for 2011–12 2011–12 Four Nations Tournament. He played three times, against Switzerland twice and Germany once. He also played another friendlies against Ghana, Macedonia and Denmark.
- Torneo di Viareggio: 2011
- "Comi e Benedetti rinnovano con il Torino". Torino FC (in Italian). 30 June 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- FC Internazionale Milano Report and Accounts on 31 June 2011 (Italian) Require purchase in CCIAA
- "Stevanovic al Toro, Benedetti all'Inter". Torino FC (in Italian). 22 July 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "Inter squad for FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010". FC Internazionale Milano (www.inter.it). 29 November 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "Viareggio: Dell'Agnello's brace, Inter champions". FC Internazionale Milano (www.inter.it). 7 March 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
- "UFFICIALE: Gubbio, quattro arrivi e tre conferme" [Gubbio, 4 arrive and 3 renews]. Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 13 July 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
- "Gubbio-Hellas Verona 1-1". Hellas Verona FC (in Italian). 1 October 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011.
- "AlbinoLeffe vs Gubbio 0 a 0". UC AlbinoLeffe (in Italian). 17 December 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011.
- "Mercato: un altro puntello per la difesa, arriva Simone Benedetti" (in Italian). Spezia Calcio. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- "CONVOCAZIONE "Torneo Giovani Speranze"". FIGC (in Italian). 8 May 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
- "Azzurrini attempt to derail Germany express". UEFA. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "UNDER 20, I CONVOCATI PER IL MATCH DEL 4 NAZIONI CONTRO LA SVIZZERA". FIGC (in Italian). 26 August 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- Italy v Switzerland match report