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UEFA Champions League 02 November 2021, 20:49

Benoît Badiashile makes it 100 with AS Monaco!

Benoît Badiashile makes it 100 with AS Monaco!
The Academy-trained center-back celebrated his 100th appearance in Rouge et Blanc in Brest on Sunday in Ligue 1; here's a look back at his career.

He is the symbol of a young, talented and ambitious AS Monaco side. He’s someone who is not afraid of challenges, and of taking responsibility, offering further proof of training having been the cornerstone of the Principality club for decades.

A debut at 17

Launched into the deep end with the first team by Thierry Henry on November 11, 2018 against PSG, Benoît Badiashile was far from a shrinking violet at the Parc des Princes, even at just 17 years old, as he followed that performance with a Champions League debut against Atlético Madrid. Three years later, he has reached the milestone of 100 matches with his first club.

A third centurion in the team

A starter in central defence alongside Guillermo Maripán against Brest this Sunday, the native of Limoges has thus reachd an important milestone. He is the third player in the current squad to have reached 100 appearances, after Djibril Sidibé (159), the 2017 Ligue 1 champion, and Aleksandr Golovin (105), who narrowly leads him this season. A scorer last season against Metz on Matchday 2 and with an assit against Lorient in the second part of the season, “Badiash” also made his 80th appearance in Ligue 1 this weekend.

In the frame for AS Monaco and les Espoirs

At just 20 years old, he recently became a part of the France U-21 team, Les Espoirs (9 caps), for whom he even wore the captain’s armband. In the race for Euro 2023 in their age group, he has proven that he is not afraid to take on more responsibility, both at club and at national level, like when the team were under threat of relegation at the end of the 2018-2019 season. An regular starter for Niko Kovac, he is now one of the eight most-used players in the league since the start of the season (635 minutes).

So for the road traveled so far, and for all the matches to come with AS Monaco, congratulations Benoît!

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