|Full name Loris Benito Souto|
2000–2009 FC Aarau
Weight 80 kg
Height 1.84 m
|Playing position |
Name Loris Benito
|Date of birth (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 23)|
Similar People David Da Costa, Miralem Sulejmani, Scott Sutter, Ivan Benito, Milan Vilotic
Place of birth Aarau, Switzerland
Current team BSC Young Boys (Defender)
Pine marten bites loris benito during football match in switzerland
Loris Benito Souto (born 7 January 1992) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a defender for BSC Young Boys.
- Pine marten bites loris benito during football match in switzerland
- Marten invades Swiss soccer match bites player
- Club career
- Personal life
Marten invades Swiss soccer match, bites player
Benito was born in Aarau, Switzerland. A product of local FC Aarau youth ranks, Benito made his professional debut on 1 November 2009, age 17, under then coach, Martin Andermatt. His performances led to a move in 2012 to FC Zürich.
On 10 March 2013, in an away match against FC Thun, Benito was bitten on the finger by a beech marten he had caught after it invaded the pitch.
After solid performances in the Swiss league, news started about a potential move abroad. On 22 June 2014, Benito signed a five-year deal with Portuguese champions Benfica for an unconfirmed fee of around €2.5 million.
On 18 October 2014, Benito made his debut for Benfica in a win at S.C. Covilhã (2–3) in the third round of Taça de Portugal. On 6 December 2014, he debuted in Primeira Liga in a home win (3–0) against Belenenses.
On 22 February 2015, Benito debuted for Benfica B against Oriental in Segunda Liga.
On 23 June 2015, he returned to Swiss football, signing a four-year contract with BSC Young Boys. His first two seasons back in Switzerland have been almost on the sidelines with injuries including a metatarsal fracture and torn ligaments in his knee.
He is the nephew of Ivan Benito.