Benjamin Stambouli

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Benjamin Stambouli
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Personal information
Full name Benjamin Stambouli
Date of birth (1990-08-13) 13 August 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 4
Youth career
1996–1997 Marseille
1997–2001 Gallia Uzes
2001–2003 Sedan
2003–2004 Gallia Uzes
2004–2010 Montpellier
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Montpellier 110 (3)
2014–2015 Tottenham Hotspur 12 (0)
2015– Paris Saint-Germain 23 (0)
National team
2011–2012 France U21 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ 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 defensive midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1. 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.[2][3] Benjamin Stambouli is a France youth international having earned caps at under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Montpellier[edit]

On 3 March 2010, he signed his first professional contract after agreeing to a three-year deal with Montpellier.[4] 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 even promoted to position of vice-captain behind Brazilian Hilton.[5]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

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.[6] 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. [7] Stambouli appeared in every round of the Carling Cup as Tottenham reached the final of the Carling Cup at Wembley, however Stambouli was an unused substitute in the Carling Cup Final as Tottenham were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea.[8] At the conclusion of his first year at Spurs, Stambouli had made just 12 appearances in the Premier League.[9]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

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.[9][10] 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.[11]

International career[edit]

He played three games for the French U-21 team during the UEFA U-21 Championship.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 9 April 2016[12]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] League Cup[nb 2] Europe[nb 3] Other[nb 4] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Montpellier 2010–11 Ligue 1 26 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 31 0
2011–12 26 0 3 0 29 0
2012–13 21 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 27 1
2013–14 37 2 2 0 1 1 40 3
2014–15 2 0 2 0
Total 112 3 6 0 5 1 5 0 1 0 129 4
Tottenham Hotspur 2014–15 Premier League 12 0 2 0 5 0 6 1 25 1
Total 12 0 2 0 5 0 6 1 25 1
Paris St. Germain 2015–16 Ligue 1 23 0 3 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 34 0
Total 23 0 3 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 34 0
Career total 147 3 11 0 13 1 15 1 2 0 186 5
Notes

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Montpellier[12]
Paris Saint-Germain[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Benjamin Stambouli". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Africa's French connection" (in French). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Stambouli, une famille en or" (in French). La Provence. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Benjamin Stambouli passe professionnel" (in French). Montpellier HSC. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Three Pailladins – Benjamin Stambouli". French Football weekly. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Tottenham sign Benjamin Stambouli". BBC Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Stambouli completes move, Accessed 1 September 2014
  8. ^ Wembley, Phil McNulty Chief football writer at. "Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur". 
  9. ^ a b "Stambouli joining PSG, confirms Blanc". goal.com. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Benjamin Stambouli: Tottenham midfielder joins Paris St-Germain". BBC Sport. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  11. ^ West, Harry (1 August 2015). "Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Lyon: Aurier and Cavani seal more silverware". Goal.com. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c Benjamin Stambouli profile at Soccerway

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