Benjamin Mendy’s Net Worth, Salary, Football Career, Honours

Benjamin Mendy was born on the 17th of July 1994, and he is a French professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Manchester City. The defender represented the France national team from 2017 until 2019.

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Club career

Le Havre

As per research, it is claimed that on the 24th of July 2011, Mendy signed his first professional contract, a three-year contract with Ligue 2 club Le Havre.[5] Mendy made his professional debut on the 9th of August 2011 in the team’s 2–1 Coupe de la Ligue second round defeat to Amiens.

Marseille

On the 8th of July 2013, Mendy signed for Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille. The full-back was signed by manager Élie Baup, who led Marseille to a second-place finish and qualification for the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League in the previous season. According to a BBC report, it is confirmed that Mendy made his club and Ligue 1 debut on the 11th of August against Guingamp, and scored his first goal for Marseille on the 24th of September against Saint-Étienne.

The Frenchman was in the squad for all six group stage matches and made his European debut on the 1st of October at Borussia Dortmund. Despite his performance, Marseille lost all their group stage matches while falling out of the competition, and Baup was sacked in favor of former club manager José Anigo. The star defender was sparingly used toward the end of the season by Anigo, and made just one start in Marseille’s final fourteen games. Mendy’s tremendous performance in the start, against Lille on the 20th of April 2014, was criticized by former Marseille left-back Éric Di Meco, who claimed he would “eat a rat” if Mendy ever made the French national team. However, after the season, Benjamin Mendy was included on the 40-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boy award.

Monaco

As per BBC report, Olympique de Marseille’s Ligue 1 rivals Monaco announced that they had signed Mendy on a five-year contract on the 22nd of June 2016. The report has it that Mendy made his debut for the club in the first leg of the Champions League third round against Turkish club Fenerbahçe on the 27th of July. However, on the 18th of December against Lyon in Ligue 1, Mendy was shown a red card for kicking at the backside of Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso. This served as his second dismissal of the season after he was sent off in the play-off round of the Champions League against Villarreal. And unfortunately, he was banned for five matches for the incident, later reduced to four as he made his return against Lorient on the 22nd of January 2017.

Manchester City

Fabrizio Romano reported on the 24th of July 2017, that it was announced that Premier League club Manchester City had signed Mendy on a six-year contract, for a fee reported to be £52m. He reported that the transfer fee eclipsed the previous record for a defender, set ten days prior by City on teammate Kyle Walker.

However, on the 23rd of September 2017, Mendy sustained an injury against Crystal Palace, hurting his right knee in a challenge against Palace forward Andros Townsend. Manchester City later confirmed that he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, and he underwent surgery in Barcelona on 29 September. Benjamin Mendy returned from injury on the 22th of April 2018, as a 75th-minute substitute for Fabian Delph in a game against Swansea City at the City of Manchester Stadium. Report has it that this appearance gave him the minimum five league games required to receive a Premier League winners’ medal.

International career

Youth

As per ESPN report, it is confirmed that Mendy is a French youth international having represented his nation at under-16 and under-17 level. And in 2011, he was a part of the under-17 team that reached the quarter-finals at the 2011 U-17 World Cup.

Senior

According to talkSPORT, Mendy was called up to the senior France squad for the first time to face Luxembourg and Spain in March 2017. The French international made his debut on the 25th of March 2017 against the former, playing the whole game in a 3–1 2018 World Cup qualification away win.

And again, on the 17th of May 2018, he was called up to the French squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The defender played 40 minutes as a substitute in a goalless group game against Denmark as France won the tournament.

Benjamin salary

According to sources, Benjamin nets a monthly salary of $5.7 million with a weekly pay of $110,000.

Benjamin net worth

The renowned soccer player’s net worth has recently peaked following his recent contracts. In addition to football, he has other endorsement deals that bring him income as well. According to Forbes, and Mirror report, he has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

Honours

Marseille

Coupe de France runner-up: 2015–16

Monaco

Ligue 1: 2016–17

Coupe de la Ligue runner-up: 2016–17

Manchester City

Premier League: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21

EFL Cup: 2019–20, 2020–21

FA Community Shield: 2018

UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2020–21

France

FIFA World Cup: 2018

Individual

UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2016–17

Orders

Knight of the Legion of Honour: 2018

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