Stambouli in 2018
|Full name||Benjamin Stambouli|
|Date of birth||13 August 1990|
|Place of birth||Marseille, France|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder / Centre-back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2012
Benjamin Stambouli (born 13 August 1990) is a French footballer who plays as a defender for German club Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga. Stambouli's father is Henri Stambouli, a former player and the current youth director of French club Marseille, and his grandfather is former manager Gérard Banide. Benjamin Stambouli is a France youth international having earned caps at under-21 level.
On 3 March 2010, Stambouli signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal with Montpellier.
During the 2011–12 season, Stambouli played 26 league games as Montpellier won the Ligue 1 title for the first time in the club's history. During the 2013–14 season, Stambouli played 37 out of Montpellier's 38 league games and was promoted to position of vice-captain behind Brazilian Hilton.
On 1 September 2014 it was confirmed that Stambouli had signed for Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee, rumoured to be in the region of £4.7 million. He scored his first goal for the club in a Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade on 27 November, following up a shot from Roberto Soldado, which had rebounded off of the post. Stambouli appeared in every round of the Carling Cup as Tottenham reached the final at Wembley where, however, Stambouli was an unused substitute as Tottenham were beaten 2–0 by Chelsea. At the conclusion of his first year at Spurs, Stambouli had made just 12 appearances in the Premier League.
On 20 July 2015, Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc confirmed Stambouli would be joining PSG for a fee of £6 million, £1.3 million more than Tottenham Hotspur had paid a year earlier. He made his debut on 1 August in the 2015 Trophée des Champions at the Stade Saputo in Montreal, playing the final 20 minutes in place of Marco Verratti in a 2–0 victory over Lyon.
He played three games for the French U21 team during the UEFA U-21 Championship.
- As of 29 November 2018
|Tottenham Hotspur||2014–15||Premier League||12||0||2||0||5||0||6||1||—||25||1|
|Paris St. Germain||2015–16||Ligue 1||27||0||6||0||3||0||2||0||1||0||39||0|
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Ligue 1: 2015–16
- Coupe de France: 2015–16
- Coupe de la Ligue: 2015–16
- Trophée des Champions: 2015, 2016
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- Benjamin Stambouli at Soccerway