Benoit Costil is a French international player who plays right back in the central role. He is originally from Lens, a city in northern France. Benoit started to play for Bordeaux as a teenager but he chose to move abroad when he was 18. Benoit Costil has played for the French national team since 2021 and represented his country at the 2021 World Cup. Benoit is loved by his coach and his teammates though and he enjoys playing in the Champions League with PSG.
Benoit Costil’s career at Bordeaux has been marked by injury. He missed considerable time during the 2021/10 season with a broken foot. Benoit Costil moved on loan to PSV Echtergang in Netherlands where he impressed in his first season playing left back but he returned to Bordeaux in the summer of 2021 having impressed PSG so much that he signed a long term contract. Benoit Costil has featured regularly this season for Bordeaux against Manchester United in the Champions League and Liverpool in the Premier League and looks to be in demand from manager Laurent Blanc and the club.
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|Full Name||Benoit Costil|
|Date of Birth||July 3, 1987|
|Place of Birth||Caen, France|
Benoit Costil’s rise to fame at PSG has also meant that he has become something of an icon in France and in particular in the English speaking nations where people idolise players who are from non-English speaking countries. Benoit Costil has a large following of fans who follow his career wherever he goes. He receives many gifts on match days from fans who send them motivational messages. Benoit Costil has become something of a celebrity in France and England and has several popular websites and magazines dedicated to him and his image. His popularity is such that his agent keeps a list of the numbers of fans that have signed up to follow him around, some numbering in the thousands.
Benoit Costil first joined Bordeaux as a youngster in the late 1980s where he initially played right wing. He moved on to play centre forward but became a right centre forward under Frank Lampard where his ability to operate in both positions and score goals made him a highly prized commodity among the players and club management. Benoit Costil left Bordeaux to join Manchester City in the summer of 2021 where he spent two seasons at the Etihad Stadium, winning the FA Cup and the Club World Cup. Although his contract was eventually extended by two more years in the summer of 2021, it was soon to be announced that Benoit Costil would be moving permanently to Manchester to fulfil his dream of playing for the Manchester giants. Benoit Costil went on to score two more goals in the FA Cup final against Wolves, cementing his place in Manchester and helping the club lift the trophy once again.
Benoit Costil has also been the subject of several transfer requests by various clubs across Europe in recent years. One of the most notable bids was from Real Madrid, who were desperate for a right wing player and wanted Benoit Costil in their team. Benoit Costil rejected their advances but there were also bids from Manchester United, PSV Eindhoven and Celtic as well as other top flight clubs. Benoit Costil refused all of these moves claiming that he wanted to play football only for himself and to represent his country at the international level. Regardless of the loyalty which he showed to the Manchester club, many neutrals and supporters started to look elsewhere for a right wing player and Benoit Costil’s departure certainly highlighted the lack of quality in the English Premier League.
Benoit Costil has not developed the same sort of impact as other imports from overseas, primarily because he does not have the same kind of natural ability which is inherent in many of the modern day English football players. Benoit Costil does have natural ability, but he is not one of those players who can make his own fortune by doing what others have done before him. Benoit Costil does have great strength and pace but the difference between him and the other imports is that he plays in a team where his own performances have to be superb in order for him to have any chance of impressing the opposition. Benoit Costil does not score so many goals every week, which does not help his overall game picture. His inability to convert any of his goals may be as a result of the team around him not performing to his own high standards.