Loris Benito

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Loris Benito
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Benito playing for Switzerland U21
Personal information
Full name Loris Benito Souto
Date of birth (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Aarau, Switzerland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Full-back
Club information
Current team
Young Boys
Number 80
Youth career
2000–2009 FC Aarau
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 FC Aarau 46 (2)
2012–2014 FC Zürich 30 (0)
2014–2015 Benfica 2 (0)
2015 Benfica B 3 (0)
2015– Young Boys 12 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Switzerland U19 6 (1)
2014 Switzerland U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:25, 14 October 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 October 2014

Loris Benito Souto (born 7 January 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a defender for BSC Young Boys.

Club career[edit]

Benito was born in Aarau, Switzerland. A product of local FC Aarau youth ranks, Benito made his professional debut on 1 November 2009, age 17, under then coach, Martin Andermatt. His performances led to a move in 2012 to FC Zürich.[1]

On 10 March 2013, in an away match against FC Thun, Benito was bitten on the finger by a beech marten he had caught after it invaded the pitch.[2]

After solid performances in the Swiss league, news started about a potential move abroad.[3] On 22 June 2014, Benito signed a five-year deal with Portuguese champions Benfica for an unconfirmed fee of around €2.5 million.[4]

On 18 October 2014, Benito made his debut for Benfica in a win at S.C. Covilhã (2–3) in the third round of Taça de Portugal.[5] On 6 December 2014, he debuted in Primeira Liga in a home win (3–0) against Belenenses.

On 22 February 2015, Benito debuted for Benfica B against Oriental in Segunda Liga.[6]

On 23 June 2015, he returned to Swiss football, signing a four-year contract with BSC Young Boys.[7][8] His first two seasons back in Switzerland have been almost on the sidelines with injuries including a metatarsal fracture and torn ligaments in his knee.

Personal life[edit]

He is the nephew of Ivan Benito.[9]




  1. ^ "Loris Benito at FC Zurich". FC Zurich. 
  2. ^ "Marten runs wild on field, bites player during soccer match in Switzerland" National Post. Retrieved on 11 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Tottenham consider transfer swoop for Loris Benito of FC Zurich". Daily Mirror. 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Der FC Zürich ist in Oberstaufen angekommen". FC Zurich. 22 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Taça de Portugal: Benfica sofre mas segue em frente" (in Portuguese). FPF. 18 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Benfica B - Oriental (Jornada 29 Segunda Liga 2014-2015) - Liga Portugal" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Loris Benito wechselt zu den Young Boys" [Loris Benito joins Young Boys] (in German). BSC Young Boys. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Loris Benito transferred to Young Boys". S.L. Benfica. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Loris Benito". weltfussball.de (in German). Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Cunha, Pedro Jorge (17 May 2015). "Benfica bicampeão: 28 com as faixas e dois à espera" [Benfica back-to-back champion: 28 with the sashes and two await] (in Portuguese). Maisfutebol. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 

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