Rico Benatelli

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Rico Benatelli
2017-08-11 TuS Koblenz vs. SG Dynamo Dresden (DFB-Pokal) by Sandro Halank–104.jpg
Benatelli with Dynamo Dresden in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Herdecke, Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Dresden
Number 8
Youth career
1999–2008 VfL Bochum
2008–2011 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Borussia Dortmund II 63 (14)
2013–2015 Erzgebirge Aue 52 (6)
2015–2017 Würzburger Kickers 65 (10)
2017– Dynamo Dresden 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2017.

Rico Benatelli (born 17 March 1992) is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Dynamo Dresden.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Herdecke and raised in Bochum, Benatelli went through the youth ranks of local heavyweights VfL Bochum. Still during his youth career he moved to Borussia Dortmund where he stayed for five years, playing two years senior football for the club's reserve team in fourth and third tier.[2] [3]

In July 2015, after Erzgebirge Aue had been relegated from 2. Bundesliga, he joined newly promoted fellow 3. Liga side Würzburger Kickers on a free transfer, signing a two-year-contract until 2017.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former professional footballer Frank Benatelli.[4] Rico is of Italian descent.[5]


  1. ^ "Benatelli, Rico" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Frank Benatelli: Bundesligascout und Landesligatrainer" [Frank Benatelli: Bundesliga scout and Landesliga coach] (in German). DFB. 23 October 2012. Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rico Benatelli: Bochum wollte mich im Sommer nicht haben" [Rico Benatelli: Bochum didn't want me in summer] (in German). freiepresse.de. 17 October 2013. Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Kickers verpflichten Rico Benatelli vom FC Erzgebirge Aue" [Kickers sign Rico Benatelli from FC Erzgebirge Aue] (in German). Würzburger Kickers. 12 July 2015. Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. 
  5. ^ http://datencenter.dfb.de/profil/230411

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