Benjamin Mendy is a French professional footballer who plays as a left-back and is a free agent. He also represented the France national team from 2017 until 2019.
Age : 28 Years
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 85 kg
Born: 17 July 1994,
Birth Place: Longjumeau, France
Profession: professional footballer
Nationality: French, Sengalese
Current teams: Manchester City F.C. (#22 / Defender), France national football team (Defender)
Benjamin Mendy, the football virtuoso, was born on July 17, 1994, in the picturesque town of Longjumeau, nestled within the enchanting embrace of France. With a heritage that weaves together the vibrant tapestry of Ivorian roots, his journey is imbued with a rich mosaic of cultural influences, adding depth and nuance to his story.
From the tenderest of ages, Benjamin Mendy‘s path was guided by the loving presence of his parents, Monique Mendy, his mother, and Benjamin Mendy Sr., his father, who nurtured his dreams and kindled his inner fire.
Benjamin Mendy’s marital status is not confirmed yet but he is in a relationship with Claudia Marino who is a 23 years old mannequin from Athens, Greece. After spending 4 days with him, she returned to her native country. This couple came out publicly as a couple in 2021.
On July 24, 2011, Benjamin Mendy signed his first professional contract, a three-year deal, with Ligue 2 club Le Havre.
He made his professional debut on August 9, 2011, in Le Havre’s 2-1 Coupe de la Ligue second-round loss to Amiens.
On July 8, 2013, Mendy joined Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille, signed by manager Élie Baup.
He made his club and Ligue 1 debut on August 11, 2013, against Guingamp, and scored his first goal for Marseille on September 24, 2013, against Saint-Étienne.
Mendy featured in all six group-stage matches of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League but Marseille failed to advance. Manager Baup was later replaced by José Anigo, and Mendy’s playing time reduced.
In the following season under manager Marcelo Bielsa, Mendy’s game improved significantly, making 33 league starts and contributing 6 assists as Marseille qualified for the Europa League.
On June 22, 2016, Benjamin Mendy signed a five-year contract with Monaco, leaving Marseille.
He made his debut for Monaco on July 27, 2016, in the Champions League third round against Fenerbahçe.
Mendy played a key role in Monaco’s successful 2016-17 Ligue 1 campaign, making 24 league starts as they won the title.
He provided crucial assists during Monaco’s run to the semi-finals of the Champions League, but they were eventually eliminated by Juventus.
On July 24, 2017, Benjamin Mendy joined Premier League club Manchester City on a six-year contract, for a reported fee of £52 million.
He suffered a knee injury on September 23, 2017, against Crystal Palace, resulting in a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Mendy underwent surgery and returned to action on April 22, 2018.
Mendy played a significant role for City in the 2018-19 season, providing five assists in the first 12 Premier League games.
He underwent surgery for a cartilage problem in his left knee in November 2018, which kept him out for 12 weeks.
On November 28, 2020, Mendy scored his first goal for Manchester City in a 5-0 home league win over Burnley.
Following a period of inactivity due to his arrest, Manchester City announced that Mendy would be released when his contract expired on June 30, 2023.
Benjamin Mendy represented France at the youth level, playing for the under-16 and under-17 teams.
He made his senior debut for France on March 25, 2017, in a 3-1 World Cup qualification win against Luxembourg.
Mendy was part of the French squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where France emerged as champions, although he played only 40 minutes as a substitute in the group stage match against Denmark.
Achievements / Awards
- Mendy was a runner-up in the Coupe de France in the 2015-16 season.
- Mendy won the Ligue 1 title with Monaco in the 2016-17 season.
- He was also a runner-up in the Coupe de la Ligue in the same season.
- Mendy has won the Premier League with Manchester City in the 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2020-21 seasons.
- He has also won the EFL Cup in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.
- Mendy was part of the Manchester City team that won the FA Community Shield in 2018.
- He reached the UEFA Champions League final with Manchester City in the 2020-21 season but finished as a runner-up.
- Mendy was part of the French national team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
- Mendy was named in the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year for the 2016-17 season.
- Mendy was honored with the title of Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2018.
Net worth 2023
July, 2017 the left back signed a contract with Manchester City that nets him a whopping salary of 5.0 Million Euro (4.4 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €13,661 (£12,000) per day and €569 (£500) per hour!
Per year – €5,000,000
Per month – €416,667
Per week – €96,154
Per day – €13,699
Latest News About Benjamin Mendy
Former Manchester football player Benjamin Mendy was overcome with emotion as the jury at Chester Brown court acquitted him of all charges related to rape and rape-attempt. Mendy had been accused of attacking and sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman at his residence in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, in October 2020. Additionally, he faced allegations of attempting to rape another woman who claimed he had molested her at his home two years prior. In January, Mendy had already been cleared of six rape charges.
During the trial, Mendy was found not guilty of six rape charges and one rape-attempt charge involving four different women. However, the jury was unable to reach a decision on one rape case and one attempted rape charge.
The 24-year-old complainant testified that Mendy had taken her phone, which contained intimate photos, and when she attempted to retrieve it, he took her to bed and sexually assaulted her despite her clear objections. Mendy, on the other hand, denied the accusations, stating that the sexual encounter was consensual and that the woman had agreed to engage in intimate activities.
The courtroom was filled with intense emotions as Mendy was vindicated of the charges, resulting in the football player breaking down in tears. The verdict marked the conclusion of a highly-publicized legal battle that had a significant impact on Mendy’s personal and professional life.