Charlison Benschop

Charlison Girigorio Benschop (born 21 August 1989) is a professional footballer who plays for Apollon Limassol, and the Curaçao national football team, as a striker.[2][3]

Charlison Benschop
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Charlison Benschop
Personal information
Full name Charlison Girigorio Benschop[1]
Date of birth (1989-08-21) 21 August 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Apollon Limassol
Number 35
Youth career
SCO '63
Spijkenisse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 RKC 69 (18)
2010–2012 AZ 45 (6)
2012–2013 Brest 18 (3)
2013–2015 Fortuna Düsseldorf 58 (25)
2015–2018 Hannover 96 16 (2)
2017–2018 Hannover 96 II 5 (1)
2018–2019 FC Ingolstadt 04 9 (1)
2019De Graafschap (loan) 14 (3)
2019–2020 FC Groningen 18 (3)
2020– Apollon Limassol 5 (3)
National team
2010 Netherlands U21 1 (1)
2017– Curaçao 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:09, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2019

Club careerEdit

Benschop played youth football with SCO '63 and Spijkenisse,[4] and began his senior professional career with RKC Waalwijk during the 2007–08 season.[5] He signed a five-year contract with AZ in March 2010.[6][7][8]

In summer 2012, Benschop moved abroad to play in France for Stade Brest,[9] only to move on to German side Fortuna Düsseldorf a year later.[10]

On 4 June 2015, Benschop joined Hannover 96 from Fortuna Düsseldorf on a three-year contract.[11]

On 11 May 2018, Benschop joined FC Ingolstadt 04 on a three-year deal.[12]

He joined FC Groningen in July 2019.[13]

In January 2020, Benschop signed with Apollon Limassol until 2021.[14]

International careerEdit

Benschop played international football at youth level for the Netherlands.[8][15] Benschop was called up to the preliminary Curaçao national football team for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[16] Benschop made his debut for Curaçao in a 2–1 friendly win over Qatar on 10 October 2017.[17][18]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the uncle of Kevin Felida.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: Curaçao" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 5. Retrieved 20 May 2019 – via Bernews.
  2. ^ Charlison Benschop at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ Charlison Benschop at WorldFootball.net
  4. ^ "Charlison Benschop" (in Dutch). Ronald Zwiers. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Benschop" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  6. ^ Reyes, Leon (17 March 2010). "Charlison Benschop van RKC naar AZ" (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  7. ^ "AZ versterkt zich met Benschop" (in Dutch). AZ.nl. 17 March 2010. Archived from the original on 4 November 2011.
  8. ^ a b "AZ haalt Charlison Benschop van RKC" (in Dutch). Noordhollands Dagblad. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  9. ^ AZ-spits Charlison Benschop naar Stade Brest – RTVNH (in Dutch)
  10. ^ Benschop is op weg van Brest naar Fortuna Düsseldorf – Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  11. ^ "96 sign Charlison Benschop". Hannover 96. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Charlison #Benschop becomes a #Schanzer & joins FC Ingolstadt 04. The 28-year-old striker signed a contract until 2020. Welcome to Ingolstadt, Charlie! 😊". FC Ingolstadt. 11 May 2018.
  13. ^ "FC Groningen haalt spits Charlison Benschop". RTV Noord (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Charlinson Benschop until 2021". apollon.com. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  15. ^ "onsoranje". www.onsoranje.nl.
  16. ^ "Curaçao National Team Roster – Gold Cup". 5 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Cookies op VI.nl". www.vi.nl.
  18. ^ "Überraschungssieg gegen WM-Gastgeber: Benschop gibt Länderspiel-Debüt für Curaçao".
  19. ^ derwesten.de, DerWesten- (22 July 2014). "Von Curaçao bis nach Bad Blankenburg". www.derwesten.de.