Apart from playing in the left rear position for Premier League club Manchester City, French professional footballer Benjamin Mendy also plays for the French national team in the same position.
Before moving to the premier league in 2017 with a world record transfer fee, Mendy spent four seasons in the French professional league, Ligue 1, where he won the national championship with Monaco.
At the international level, Benjamin has represented France in several international competitions and tournaments. He has played for the country in both the U-16 team and the U-17 team. Mendy was part of the squad that led France to the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2011, where the team reached the quarter-finals. He is also part of the senior national team that played for the country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
There really isn’t much about Benjamin Mendy’s organic online, except that he was born on July 17, 1994, in Longjumeau, France. He attended Le Havre, the same football academy that his teammate Paul Pogba attended, and signed his first professional contract with Ligue 2 club in 2011.
Benjamin Mandy’s first appearance as a professional footballer was in August 2011 in a game against Amiens, which was lost 2-1. He played for Ligue 2 club Le Havre after signing a three-year contract with the club the month before.
In July 2013, he signed a contract with Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille and made his debut with the team in a match against Guingamp in August. Mendy scored his first goal for the team in a match against Saint-Étienne the following month.
He made his European debut the following month with Borussia Dortmund. Unfortunately, Marseille lost all their matches in the group stage and then dropped out of the competition. The manager at the time was dismissed and replaced by José Anigo, who did not deploy Mendy until the end of the season when he made a few appearances.
At the beginning of the next season, Benjamin Mendy was assigned to play against Lille. His performance was criticized by Éric Di Meco, the former left-back from Marseilles, who said he would “eat a rat” if Mendy ever made it to the French national team. Interestingly enough, Mendy was on the list of 40 men eligible for the 2014 Golden Boy award after this season.
The next season he improved his game under coach Marcelo Bielsa. In the 2014-15 season, he started 33 times in the league, assisting 6 times when Marseille qualified for the Europa League. In September 2015, he received a red card after committing a professional foul on Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro, which led to a ban for two games. He later missed 13 games after suffering a hamstring injury in a match against Caen on 3 January 2016.
After 101 appearances and 14 assists, he left Olympique de Marseille on 22 June 2016 for his rival Monaco with a five-year contract. Benjamin Mendy took part in the 2016-17 season of the Ligue 1 Championship. Together with five of his team members, he won the UNFP Team of 2017.
After that season, Mendy moved to Manchester City, England, with whom he signed a five-year contract worth 52 million pounds sterling. This redemption sum surpassed the previous fee record for another City player, Kyle Walker. Mendy suffered a knee injury in a game against Crystal Palace in September, which kept him out of the games until April 2018 when he stepped in to replace Fabian Delph in the 75th minute of a game against Swansea City.
Mendy was substituted for Fabian Delph in the 75th minute of a game against Swansea City. His appearance in this match gave him the minimum of 5 league games necessary to win a medal.
Benjamin Mendy International Career
Mendy has also played for his native France. He began as a French youth international, representing France at both the under-16 and under-17 levels. In fact, he was part of the U-17 squad that represented the country at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2011, where the team advanced to the quarter-finals.
In 2017 he was appointed to the senior national team for the first time. He made his debut with the team in March of the same year in a match against Luxembourg in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier that ended in a 3-1 away win. Benjamin Mendy is also part of the squad for the national team representing France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Benjamin Mendy Family, Parents
There is also not much information about the family background of the player, apart from the name of his mother, Monique Mendy. There is also no information about his father and whether he has any siblings or not.
His Height And Weight
The professional football player stands at a height of 6ft which is 1.83 meters, weighing 85 kg (187 lbs). His other body stats are not known.