Benedetto with Argentina in 2017
|Full name||Darío Ismael Benedetto|
|Date of birth||17 May 1990|
|Place of birth||Berazategui, Argentina|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2008–2013||Arsenal de Sarandí||51||(9)|
|2010||→ Defensa y Justicia (loan)||23||(2)|
|2011||→ Gimnasia de Jujuy (loan)||19||(11)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:46, 18 March 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2019
Darío Benedetto began his career playing for Arsenal de Sarandí in 2008. He was loaned out to Defensa y Justicia in 2010, and then to Gimnasia in 2011, appearing in 19 matches and scoring 11 goals.
In the summer of 2013, Arsenal sold Benedetto to Mexican club Xolos de Tijuana. On 19 July, he scored a hat-trick on his league debut for the club in a 3–3 draw against Atlas at the Estadio Caliente. Benedetto would not score again until 1 November, scoring a brace against Atlante. For the 2014 Clausura, Benedetto managed to score 7 goals for the club, and scored one in the quarter-finals of the play-offs. The following tournament, the 2014 Apertura, Benedetto scored 9 goals for Tijuana, making him the fourth-best goal scorer of the tournament, behind leaders Mauro Boselli and Camilo Sanvezzo, who scored 12 goals, and Dorlan Pabón, who scored 11 goals. He also had 4 assists. In total, Benedetto scored 21 goals in 43 appearances for Xolos.
On 15 December 2014, it was announced that Benedetto was sold to Club América on a four-year contract. Though details of the transfer went undisclosed, it was believed that América paid US$8 million for the player. He made his debut on 10 January 2015 in América's opening game of the Clausura tournament, a 3–2 victory over León at the Estadio Azteca, providing the assist for Oribe Peralta's second goal. He scored his first goal in a league game against Tigres UANL.
Benedetto was named the best player of the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League, and also won the Golden Boot with teammate Oribe Peralta, scoring seven goals in three matches; four in the 6–0 win over Herediano in the second leg of the semi-finals, and a hat-trick in the 5–3 aggregate victory over Montreal Impact in the Finals.
On 6 June 2016, Benedetto left to Boca Juniors from America after asking for the transfer. On 25 September, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 win against Quilmes at La Bombonera. Although resisted at first, he was the MVP that lead Boca Juniors to is 32nd national title.
On 27 August 2017, Benedetto received his first senior call-up by coach Jorge Sampaoli for Argentina's 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Uruguay and Venezuela. He made his international debut on 5 September 2017 vs. Venezuela, he came on to replace Paulo Dybala as a substitute, the match ended 1–1.
- As of match played 18 March 2019
|Arsenal de Sarandí||2008–09||Primera División||12||1||–||–||–||12||1|
|Defensa y Justicia (loan)||2009–10||Primera B Nacional||12||1||–||–||–||12||1|
|Arsenal de Sarandí||2011–12||Primera División||10||1||1||0||–||–||11||1|
|Boca Juniors||2015–16||Primera División||–||3||2||2||0||–||5||2|
- Boca Juniors
- CONCACAF Champions League Golden Ball: 2014–15
- CONCACAF Champions League Top Goalscorer: 2014–15
- Footballer of the Year of Argentina: 2017
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- Darío Benedetto – Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
- "Revive cómo fue el América 1 - 0 Tigres". 31 January 2015.
- "Club America beat the Montreal Impact 5-3 on aggregate to win CCL".
- "Darío Benedetto deja al América para jugar con Boca Juniors". Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- Garcia, Adriana. "Boca Juniors' Dario Benedetto set for six months out with ACL injury". ESPN. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
- "Lista de convocados de Jorge Sampaoli" (in Spanish). AFA. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
- "Argentina - D. Benedetto - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 July 2017.