Benjamin Mendy is a French professional football player who was born on 17 July 1994 in Longjumeau, France. Mendy currently plays for Manchester City and the French national team.
Mendy started his football career by joining local club Palaiseau at the age of 6. He stayed with the club for 7 straight years. On 24 July 2011, French Ligue 2 club, Le Havre approached him and he signed his first professional contract as a youth player. After serving the club for 4 years, he was promoted to the senior team. After getting promoted, Mendy made his senior team debut on 9 August 2011 in a Coupe de la Ligue game against Amiens. Owing to his performance in the Ligue 2, he was signed by Olympique de Marseille in July 2013. On 22 June 2016, Ligue 1 club Monaco announced that they had acquired Mendy’s services. He started off slowly at the club before hitting enormous heights in the 2016-17 season. In the summer of 2017, he was brought on board by Manchester City for a then world record fee for a defender.
For France, after being capped at various age-groups, he made his senior debut in March 2017 against Luxembourg.
Position and Playing Style
Mendy plays as a left full-back for his club and country. The Frenchman boasts of incredible energy, pace and strength and is hard to stop when he gets going. Moreover, he is a willing runner and always provides an attacking avenue for his team.