Benjamin Stambouli

Squad No. 17
Date of Birth August 13, 1990
Age 31
Height 180cm
Team
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Marseille
Previous Clubs Paris SG

Benjamin Stambouli (born 13 August 1990) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defender and midfielder for Bundesliga club Schalke 04.

He began his professional career with Montpellier, playing 130 games from 2010 to 2014 and winning Ligue 1 in 2012. After a season each with Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain – winning five domestic trophies with the latter – he signed for Schalke in 2016.

Stambouli was a France youth international, having earned 14 caps at under-21 level from 2010 to 2012.

Schalke 04
After spending only one season with the French champions, Stambouli joined Germany’s Schalke 04 on a four-year deal on 26 August 2016. He made his debut on 9 September in a 2–0 home loss to reigning champions FC Bayern Munich. On 20 May, he was sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct in the last game of the season, a 1–1 draw at FC Ingolstadt 04, and suspended for two matches.

Stambouli suffered a metatarsal injury in October 2019, ruling him out for the rest of the season. On 4 August 2020, he extended his contract with Schalke until 2023.