Benoît Cheyrou is a French soccer player, who plays for the Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. Everything that you need to know about Benoît Cheyrou is covered right here. Learn some interesting facts from Benoît Cheyrou’s wiki.
Benoît Cheyrou’s Childhood
Benoît Cheyrou was born on May 3, 1981 in Suresnes, France. He started his soccer career in his hometown club, Racing Club de France. It was a family tradition in the Cheyrou family, as his grandfather, father, and older brother also became club members to be trained as soccer players. During his time in the club, Cheyrou played against Paris Saint-Germain, who went on to become his personal rival team.
Benoît Cheyrou is Bruno Cheyrou’s Brother
Bruno Cheyrou is a former French soccer player. He played as a midfielder and was a part of several teams such as Lille, Liverpool FC, Marseille, Bordeaux, Rennes, Anorthosis, and FC Nantes. Bruno Cheyrou lives in France with his wife Constance and their nine-year-old son, Nino.
Benoît Cheyrou’s Net Worth is Estimated to be $2.2 million
Benoît Cheyrou’s market value is calculated to be approximate $1.14 million. Let us take a look at how rich the French soccer player is.
|Year||Basic salary||Bonus Amount||Yearly Salary||Net Worth|
|2016 Income||$572,000||$38,133||$610,133||$2.28 million|
|2016 Without Bonus||$572,000||–||$572,000||$2.86 million|
Benoît Cheyrou’s Soccer Career
After training at Racing Club de France, Benoît Cheyrou joined the youth system at Lille OSC, and signed a contract with their first team for the 1999-2000 season. His older brother also signed for the same club the same year. Cheyrou had a major contribution towards Lille’s promotion into Ligue 1 by winning the Ligue 2 title in 1999-2000 season. This put Lille into European competition, which further included qualification for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup, before leaving for AJ Auxerre ahead of the 2004-05 season. Cheyrou further assisted Auxerre to reach the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup and the 2005 Coupe de France title.
Benoît Cheyrou has spent seven seasons with the French Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille, making 304 total appearances in Ligue 1, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/Europa League, Coupe de France, and Coupe de la Ligue action. He has scored 28 goals and 42 assists, thereby earning Ligue 1 Team of the Year honors for three consecutive seasons (07-08, 08-09, 09-10). Cheyrou also helped Marseille win the 2009-2010 Ligue 1 title, and also three consecutive Coupe de la Ligue titles in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Cheyrou has represented France at the U-19, U-20, and U-21 levels during his entire career, highlighted by winning the UEFA European U-19 Football Championship in 2000. He earned a call to the French national team on February 25, 2010, but has yet to win a cap.
On January 29, 2015, it was revealed that Benoît Cheyrou signed a contract with Major League Soccer Club, Toronto FC, where he has been playing ever since.