Benjamin Stambouli is a professional football player from France. He was born on August 13, 1990, in Marseille. Stambouli primarily plays as a defensive midfielder or center-back. Stambouli started his youth career at AS Cannes and then moved to Montpellier HSC. He made his professional debut for Montpellier in 2010 and played a vital role in their Ligue 1 title-winning campaign in the 2011-2012 season. His performances attracted attention from top European clubs, and he eventually signed for Tottenham Hotspur in England in 2014. During his time at Tottenham, Stambouli struggled for regular game time and was loaned out to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for the 2015-2016 season. He helped PSG win the domestic treble that season, including the Ligue 1 title, Coupe de France, and Coupe de la Ligue. In 2016, Stambouli permanently joined Schalke 04 in the German Bundesliga. He became an integral part of the team's midfield, known for his defensive abilities and leadership qualities. Stambouli spent five seasons at Schalke before leaving the club in 2021. Overall, Benjamin Stambouli has had a successful career playing for top clubs in France, England, and Germany. He has represented his country at various youth levels but has not yet made his senior international debut for France.