Benito playing for Switzerland U21
|Full name||Loris Benito Souto|
|Date of birth||7 January 1992|
|Place of birth||Aarau, Switzerland|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:35, 11 November 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 November 2018
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.
After solid performances in the Swiss league, news started about a potential move abroad. On 22 June 2014, Benito signed a five-year deal with Portuguese champions Benfica for an unconfirmed fee of around €2.5 million.
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. On 6 December 2014, he debuted in Primeira Liga in a home win (3–0) against Belenenses.
On 23 June 2015, he returned to Swiss football, signing a four-year contract with BSC Young Boys. 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.
- FC Zürich
- Young Boys
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- "Loris Benito wechselt zu den Young Boys" [Loris Benito joins Young Boys] (in German). BSC Young Boys. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
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