Benjamin Henrichs

Benjamin Henrichs (born 23 February 1997) is a German professional footballer who plays as a full-back or a midfielder for Monaco and the German national team.

Benjamin Henrichs
2017 Confederations Cup - Final - Benjamin Henrichs.jpg
Henrichs with Germany in 2017
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Henrichs[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Bocholt, Germany[2]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Full-back, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 39
Youth career
Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Bayer Leverkusen 61 (0)
2018– Monaco 30 (1)
National team
2015–2016 Germany U19 2 (1)
2016–2019 Germany U21 17 (0)
2016– Germany 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:43, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2019

Club careerEdit

Bayer LeverkusenEdit

Henrichs is an academy graduate of Bayer Leverkusen, whom he joined at the age of seven, and captained the side at under-19 level.[3] Having impressed during his formative years with the club, he was promoted to the senior side in 2015 and made his Bundesliga debut on 20 September when he came on as a second-half substitute for Karim Bellarabi in a 3–0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.[3] He became a regular with the side the following season during which he amassed 29 appearances for the campaign.[4] He ultimately went on to make over 80 appearances for the club across all competitions before signing for Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in August 2018.[5]

AS MonacoEdit

On 28 August 2018, Henrichs joined Monaco on a five-year deal.[5]

International careerEdit

Henrichs was born in Germany to a German father and Ghanaian mother and was eligible to represent both nations prior to making his debut for Germany.[6] In a 2017 interview, he revealed that Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien was his idol growing up but he chose to represent Germany because they were the nation which approached him when he was still a teenager.[7]


On 4 November 2016, Henrichs was called up to the German national side for the first time by manager Joachim Löw for the nation's World Cup qualifier against San Marino and a friendly match against Italy.[8] Seven days later, he made his debut against the former in an 8–0 victory for Germany.[7]

The following year, he was named in Löw's squad for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup - the curtain raiser for the 2018 FIFA World Cup - and made two appearances as Germany went on to lift the title.[7][4] He was later excluded from Germany's World Cup squad.[9]






  1. ^ a b c "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 2 July 2017. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Benjamin Henrichs". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b May, Sam (23 November 2015). "Bayer Leverkusen Youth Sensation Benjamin Henrichs". Bundesliga Fanatic. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Monaco acquire Germany defender Benjamin Henrichs from Bayer Leverkusen". ESPN. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Benjamin Henrichs to AS Monaco". AS Monaco. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b Mitatselis, Christiane (9 August 2016). "'s weekly wonderkid: Benjamin Henrichs". Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (in German). Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b c Teye, Prince Narkortu (17 July 2017). "Why I chose Germany over Ghana, Henrichs reveals". Goal. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Three newcomers in Germany squad for San Marino, Italy matches". Daily Mail. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  9. ^ Muddiman, George (7 June 2018). "World Cup 2018 absentees: An XI of each of the top sides". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 August 2018.

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