Benoît Costil is French professional footballer, born on 3rd July 1987 in Caen, France. The custodian currently plays at the Ligue 1 side, FC Girondins Bordeaux.
Costil started his football career at US Bretteville in 1993. After spending two years at the club, he joined SM Caen Academy. He came up through the youth rank before making his senior team debut in a Ligue 2 encounter against Reims in 2005-06 season.
Costil was soon made the reserve goalkeeper after playing four matches.He made his Ligue 1 debut against Auxerre in 2007-08 season. Due to lack of first team exposure, Costil moved to Ligue 2 side, Oc Vannes, on loan in July 2008. It was followed by a permanent move to CS Sedan. In 2011.
Costil penned a contract with Stade Rennais. As a first-choice custodian, Costil escalated his performance and won UNFP Best Goalkeeper award in 2011.
Costil represented France side at various age level. He won UEFA Under-17 Championship with France in 2004. He was also part of French Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20, Under-21 side.
Costil was called up by French manager Didier Deschamps for an international friendly against Portugal in October 2014. Since then he remained as a backup goalkeeper.
After spending entire Euro 2016 on the bench, Costil was awarded his maiden international cap in an international friendly against Ivory Coast in November 2016. The debutant managed to keep the ball out of his net.
Rise to Glory
Costil has performed quite brilliantly over the years. In the 2014-15 season, the custodian kept 15 clean sheets in 38 league appearances for FC Stade Rennes.
Castilo’s stint with SM Caen was not fruitful as he remained on the bench. He played 27 matches for Oc Vannes in 2008 and helped the side to reach League Cup final. After a two-year stint with CS Sedan, he played 219 League matches at Stade Rennais over the six seasons and helped the side to reach two finals-League Cup in 2013 and Coupe de France in 2014. The French international went to FC Girondins Bordeaux on free transfer in 2017.