|Place of birth Viareggio, Italy|
Height 1.82 m
Name Maikol Benassi
|Date of birth (1989-11-26) 26 November 1989 (age 26)|
Current team S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913
Maikol Benassi (born 26 November 1989) is an Italian footballer who plays for Livorno.
Born in Viareggio, the Province of Lucca, Benassi started his career at Lucca team Lucchese. After the team was expelled from professional league, he was signed by Serie B team Empoli, but farmed to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione side Viareggio in a co-ownership deal, rejoining Lucchese team-mate Leonardo Massoni and Luca Ruglioni. In the first season he only played 9 times. He followed the team promoted to Lega Pro Prima Divisione as some teams were expelled from professional league, thus Viareggio was selected to fill the vacancies. He became a regular starter that season, replacing departed Massoni, and also played both legs of relegation play-offs, partnered with Lorenzo Fiale. On 24 June 2010 Viareggio bought the remain 50% registration rights from Empoli.
After Viareggio re-signed Massoni as well as other defenders on a temporary basis, Benassi was sold to Lega Pro Seconda Divisione side Carrarese in another co-ownership deal. He just missed once for Carrarese, which he was suspended in round 29 for his fourth caution. He also played the first two rounds of the league for Viareggio and once in the cup. He also played all 4 promotion play-offs, partnering Fabrizio Anzalone and scored once in the last match. On 18 June 2011 Carrarese bought the remain 50% registration rights from Viareggio.
He has been capped for the Italy U-20 Lega Pro team in the 2008–09 Mirop Cup and in 2009–11 International Challenge Trophy