After Ritchy Valme and Lucas Michal, a third Coupe Gambardella champion has signed his first professional contract with AS Monaco. Mayssam Benama, age 18 has signed a contract through 2026 with his first professional club after joining in 2020, having played for Tours-Nord and Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire previously.
Coupe Gambardella Winner
Also having played at Pôle Espoirs de Châteauroux, the young midfielder then continued his training at the Academy. Last season, he also reached the final of the U-19 national championship under Frédéric Barilaro.
It was also under the Monegasque technician that he won the Coupe Gambardella on April 29. A regular winner throughout his AS Monaco career, Mayssam Benama played in all of the Rouge et Blanc’s matches in the competition as a starter.
A part of the Elite Group and an U-18 international
Scorer of a double as the Monegasques entered the fray against Vénissieux (5-0), he then did it again against Aubagne (4-1), Rouen (3-1), and then scored in the final against Clermont Foot (4-2). In the quarter-finals, against FC Nantes, he also set up Pape Cabral perfectly for the only goal of the match (1-0).
L’égalisation de Mayssam Benama en vidéo 🔥🎥
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Already part of the Elite Group, he participated in the last matches played by Damien Perrinelle’s men, who won in Lyon in their last match of the season (3-2). Mayssam also has had three caps for the French U-17s and four with the U-18s, led by the 1998 World Champion Bernard Diomède.
AS Monaco wish him all the best in Rouge et Blanc! 🇲🇨