Benjamin Andre Biography – Benjamin Andre Wiki
Benjamin Andre is a French professional footballer who plays for Lille OSC in Ligue 1. He plays as a holding midfielder but also operates in the hole just behind the lead striker. Andre was with the Corsica-based club Ajaccio since he was 16 years old, joining the club as an academy player after arriving from his hometown of Nice in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. After gaining notice playing on the club’s under-18 side, he was promoted to the senior squad for the 2008–09 season, despite being only 17 years old at the time of the promotion. Andre appeared sparingly early on in the season making his debut on 22 August 2008 against Sedan appearing as a substitute in a 1–1 draw. He earned his first start in a Coupe de France match on 22 November 2008 against amateur side Bagnols Pont playing 120 minutes. The match went into a penalty shootout with the young André converting Ajaccio’s final shootout goal ensuring the club’s advancement to the next round.
Five days later, he made his first league start in a 0–2 defeat to Boulogne. Throughout the season, his starts increased and, despite Ajaccio’s inconsistent play, became an instant revelation helping the club reach the Round of 16 of the Coupe de France. He scored his first career goal of the season on the final matchday of the season against Châteauroux in a 1–2 loss. His best season with Ajaccio was the 2013–14 Ligue 1 season. Although Ajaccio were relegated, he provided 4 goals and 5 assists across all competitions. In the summer transfer market of 2014, André signed with Rennes after six years at Ajaccio. On 25 January 2015, he scored his first goal for Stade Rennais in a 4–1 loss against Caen. On 17 July 2019, Andre signed a four-year deal with Lille.
Benjamin Andre Age
He was born on August 3, 1990 in Nice, France.
Benjamin Andre Parents
He was born in France to a Senegalese mother and a French father.
Benjamin Andre Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.