Simone Benedetti

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Simone Benedetti
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 32)
Place of birth Turin, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Team information
Current team
Number 5
Youth career
2005–2010 Torino
2010–2011 Internazionale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010 Torino 1 (0)
2010–2014 Inter Milan 0 (0)
2011–2012Gubbio (loan) 36 (0)
2012–2013Spezia (loan) 21 (2)
2013–2014Padova (loan) 33 (0)
2014–2016 Cagliari 7 (0)
2015Bari (loan) 3 (0)
2016Virtus Entella (loan) 6 (0)
2016–2019 Virtus Entella 54 (0)
2019–2021 Pisa 77 (1)
2021–2022 Alessandria 16 (0)
2022–2023 Feralpisalò 11 (0)
2023– Avellino 0 (0)
International career
2007–2008 Italy U16 10 (0)
2008–2009 Italy U17 18 (0)
2009–2010 Italy U18 7 (0)
2010–2011 Italy U19 10 (0)
2011–2013 Italy U20 9 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 January 2023

Simone Benedetti (born 3 April 1992) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Serie C Group C club Avellino.

He is the son of former Italian football player, Silvano Benedetti.

Club career[edit]


He grew up from an early age in the Torino youth system and played for all the youth teams up to the Primavera in 2008, under the guidance of Antonino Asta. After collecting an appearance on the bench in Serie A on 16 January 2008 in a match away against Roma, he made his debut among the professionals ranks in the last round of the 2009–10 season, playing as a starter against Cittadella, won 1–0.[1] The team reached the playoffs, but lost in the final with Brescia, but except for an appearance on the bench against Sassuolo, he was only a spectator.


On 22 July 2010 he was sold to F.C. Internazionale Milano in co-ownership deal for €2 million in 5-year contract,[2] co-currently Alen Stevanović joined the opposite direction also in co-ownership deal for €2M.[2][3] Due to the injury crisis, he also selected to 2010 FIFA Club World Cup[4] but did not play. With Inter's Primavera under-20 team, he won 2011 Torneo di Viareggio.[5]

On 13 July 2011 he left for Serie B newcomer Gubbio on loan.[6] He was one of the starting centre-back of the team, in either 3–5–2 or 4–4–2 formation.[7][8]

In June 2012 the co-ownership between Torino and Inter was renewed. As Torino was promoted to Serie A, Benedetti continued his Serie B career with Spezia Calcio.[9] In June 2013 Benedetti joined Inter outright; Stevanović also joined Turin in the same formula.[10] On 20 July 2013 he was signed by another Serie B club Calcio Padova.[11][12]

Cagliari and loan[edit]

On 7 July 2014 he was purchased by Cagliari, coached by Zdenek Zeman, for €1 million.[13][14] On 19 October 2014 he made his debut in Serie A at home to Sampdoria.

After only five appearances he was loaned to Bari in Serie B, making his first appearance for the Galletti on 3 March 2015 against Catania.


On 26 January 2016 he was signed by Virtus Entella, in a temporary deal as well as a pre-set price.[15] On 1 July Entella excised the option to sign Benedetti outright.[16]


On 16 January 2019, he joined Pisa.[17]


On 3 August 2021, he signed a two-year contract with Alessandria.[18]


On 23 August 2022, Benedetti moved to Feralpisalò on a two-year deal.[19]


On 20 January 2023, Benedetti joined Avellino.[20]

International career[edit]

Benedetti started his youth international career in a born 1992/1993 training camp.,[21] he then received first call-up for 2007 under-16 international Val-de-Marne tournament. He played the first two match of 2009 U-17 Euro qualifying,[22][23] which Italy was the group runner-up. In the elite round he played all 3 games and Italy was the group winner. Despite named as the captain, he did not play the first match of the final round and only made a substitute appearance in the second match, for Vincenzo Camilleri. Benedetti returned to the starting XI and partnered with Alessio Campoli (due to the injury of Camilleri[24]) in the third group stage match and the semi-final, losing to Germany. Despite finished fourth, Azzurrini still qualified for 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup. In the World Junior Cup, Michele Camporese and Camilleri became the new starting centre-backs and Benedetti only played the third group stage match and the round of 16 as sub. He only started the last match, the quarter-finals due to the suspension of Federico Mannini (who succeed Camilleri as starter), losing to Switzerland, which also the Euro losing semi-finalists.

In 2011 U-19 Euro qualifying, Benedetti started twice (partnered with Camporese) and also played twice in the elite round as captain (partnered with Paolo Rozzio), only replaced by Camporese in the last match. Italy finished as the runner-up, failed to qualify to the next stage by losing to the Group winner Republic of Ireland.

In 2011–12 member he was selected as a member of U-20 team for 2011–12 Four Nations Tournament. He played three times, against Switzerland twice and Germany once.[25][26] He also played another friendlies against Ghana, Macedonia and Denmark.



Internazionale (U19)


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  2. ^ a b FC Internazionale Milano Report and Accounts on 31 June 2011 (in Italian) Require purchase in CCIAA
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  4. ^ "Inter squad for FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010". FC Internazionale Milano. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Viareggio: Dell'Agnello's brace, Inter champions". FC Internazionale Milano. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  6. ^ "UFFICIALE: Gubbio, quattro arrivi e tre conferme" [Gubbio, 4 arrive and 3 renews]. Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian). 13 July 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
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  8. ^ "AlbinoLeffe vs Gubbio 0 a 0". UC AlbinoLeffe (in Italian). 17 December 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Mercato: un altro puntello per la difesa, arriva Simone Benedetti" (in Italian). Spezia Calcio. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Transfers: outcome of 20 co-ownership deals". FC Internazionale Milano. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Simone Benedetti in prestito al Padova dall'Inter" (in Italian). Calcio Padova. 20 July 2013. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Mercato, Simone Benedetti al Padova" (in Italian). FC Internazionale Milano. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  13. ^ F.C. Internazionale Milano S.p.A. bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2015 (in Italian), PDF purchased from Italian C.C.I.A.A.
  14. ^ "Benedetti e Longo al Cagliari" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  15. ^ "Simone Benedetti alla Virtus Entella" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  16. ^ "Benedetti alla Virtus Entella" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  17. ^ "SIMONE BENEDETTI VESTE IL NERAZZURRO!" (in Italian). Pisa. 16 January 2019.
  18. ^ "SIMONE BENEDETTI È UN NUOVO GIOCATORE DELL'ALESSANDRIA" (in Italian). Alessandria. 3 August 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  19. ^ "SIMONE BENEDETTI, COMUNICATO UFFICIALE" (in Italian). Feralpisalò. 23 August 2022. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  20. ^ "SIMONE BENEDETTI È UN NUOVO GIOCATORE DELL'AVELLINO" (in Italian). Avellino. 20 January 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  21. ^ "CONVOCAZIONE "Torneo Giovani Speranze"" (PDF). FIGC (in Italian). 8 May 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
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  24. ^ "Azzurrini attempt to derail Germany express". UEFA. 15 May 2009. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  25. ^ "UNDER 20, I CONVOCATI PER IL MATCH DEL 4 NAZIONI CONTRO LA SVIZZERA". FIGC (in Italian). 26 August 2011. Archived from the original on 9 April 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  26. ^ Italy v Switzerland match report Archived 14 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine

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