Benoît Costil

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Benoît Costil
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Costil with Rennes in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-07-03) 3 July 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Caen, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
1993–1995 US Bretteville
1995–2005 Caen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Caen 10 (0)
2008–2009 Vannes (loan) 27 (0)
2009–2011 Sedan 76 (0)
2011– Rennes 204 (0)
National team
2008 France U21 2 (0)
2016– France 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:43, 2 February 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016

Benoît Costil (born 3 July 1987 in Caen) is a French professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Ligue 1 side Rennes and the France national football team.


Costil started his career at SM Caen in Ligue 1 but only made a 10 performances for the club before being sent on loan in the 2008/2009 season to Vannes Olympique Club in Ligue 2. On 17 June 2009 CS Sedan signed Costil from SM Caen until June 2011.[1] Then he played two years for Sedan making 76 appearances. He was elected best goalkeeper of Ligue 2 for the season 2010/2011. On 14 June 2011 he signed a 3-year contract for Rennes after his contract with Sedan expired. This transfer means he returns to Ligue 1 for the first time since the handful of appearances he made at Caen at the beginning of his career.

International career[edit]

Costil is a France U-21 international having participated in the 2008 Toulon Tournament.[2]

On 6 November 2014, Costil was called up to France manager Didier Deschamps' 23-man squad for friendly matches against Albania and Sweden.[3]

On 12 May 2016, Costil was called up to France manager Didier Deschamps' 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 as the third goalkeeper behind captain Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda.

He made his debut on 15 November against Ivory Coast, playing the whole game in a 0–0 home draw.[4]

Career statistics[edit]


As of match played 15 November 2016.
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2016 1 0
Total 1 0


  1. ^ Benoit Costil s'engage pour 2 ans
  2. ^ "Benoît Costil au tournoi de Toulon" [Benoît Costil at the Toulon Tournament]. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "France boss Didier Deschamps calls up St Etienne defender Loic Perrin". Sky Sports. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "France vs. Ivory Coast - 15 November 2016 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2016-11-15. 

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