Daniel "Dani" González Benítez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Granada CF on loan from Udinese Calcio, as a left midfielder. Benítez began his career in the youth ranks of RCD Mallorca, but never appeared for the first team officially. In 2007-08 he was loaned to Pontevedra CF in Segunda División B, moving to Elche CF in the same predicament in the following season. In the summer of 2009 Benítez signed for Udinese Calcio in Italy, being immediately transferred to Granada CF as seven other players, after the two sides' partnership agreement. In his second season he scored a career-best 10 goals in 36 games as the Andalusians achieved a second consecutive promotion, returning to La Liga after 35 years. He is known for his volatile nature and quick temeper which has landed him in many problems.