Benji in action for Montpellier against FC Lorient in August, 2012.
Born in Marseille on August 13. The Mediterranean port is France’s second largest city. Eric Cantona was also born there.
Joins the youth set up at Marseille where his father Henri played in goal between 1986-89 and then took over as manager in 1994. Benjamin’s grandfather Gerard Banide was also a coach at the Stade Velodrome in the Eighties so he was certainly following in a family tradition. Another Spurs link is that Chris Waddle played there between 1989-92.
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