Leandro Benítez

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Leandro Benítez
Personal information
Full name Leandro Damián Benítez
Date of birth (1981-04-05) 5 April 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Ensenada, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left winger
Youth career
Estudiantes de La Plata
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2013 Estudiantes LP 247 (13)
2002–2004 Quilmes (loan) 85 (8)
2005–2006 Olimpo (loan) 28 (3)
2013–2014 Quilmes 18 (0)
2014–2015 Estudiantes 5 (0)
2015 Boca Unidos 11 (0)
2015–2016 Guaraní Antonio Franco 15 (0)
2016–2017 Everton La Plata
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Leandro Benítez (born 5 April 1981) is a retired Argentine footballer who usually played as a midfielder on the left side of the pitch.[1]


A native of Ensenada, Benítez grew in the youth system of Estudiantes de La Plata, and in 2001 was loaned to Quilmes where he played two years, and then to Olimpo where he stayed another two years.

Back in Estudiantes since 2005, Benítez was part of the 2006 Apertura championship team. In 2008, he was runner up with the team in the Copa Sudamericana. Subsequently, he was a starter and key contributor on the team that won the 2009 Copa Libertadores. The midfielder played in 14 games, and scored 1 goal (against Nacional in the semifinal) during the tournament.

In the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup, Benítez scored twice in the semi-final against Pohang Steelers in a 2–1 win.[2]




  1. ^ Leandro Benítez anunció su retiro‚ tycsports.com, 5 January 2017
  2. ^ "Pohang Steelers 1 – 2 Estudiantes La Plata". ESPN. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 

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