|Full name||Benjamin Kessel|
|Date of birth||1 October 1987|
|Place of birth||Bad Kreuznach, West Germany|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Eintracht Bad Kreuznach|
|2004–2006||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|2006–2007||1. FC Kaiserslautern II||17||(0)|
|2008–2010||1. FSV Mainz 05 II||61||(6)|
|2012–2013||→ Eintracht Braunschweig II||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:26, 18 December 2016 (UTC).
Kessel joined Eintracht Braunschweig, then in the 3. Liga, in 2010 from the reserve side of 1. FSV Mainz 05. With Braunschweig he won promotion into the 2. Bundesliga in 2011 and into the Bundesliga in 2013. On 31 August 2013, Kessel made his debut in the German first-tier, in a match against Hamburger SV. After the 2014–15 2. Bundesliga season, Kessel joined Union Berlin on a free transfer.
- "Benjamin Kessel - Über Umwege in die Bundesliga" (in German). Braunschweiger Zeitung. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
- "Kessel, Benjamin" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- "Beister wirbelt die Löwen durcheinander" (in German). kicker.de. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
- "Benjamin Kessel verlässt die Löwen zum Saisonende" [Benjamin Kessel leaves the lions at the end of the season] (in German). eintracht.com. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
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