Rico Benatelli

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Rico Benatelli
FC Red Bull Salzburg gegen Kickers Würzburg (testspiel) 45.jpg
Benatelli (left) playing for Würzburger Kickers in 2016
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
Würzburger Kickers
Number 4
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– Würzburger Kickers 52 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:50, 20 December 2016 (UTC).

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


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