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Filip Benkovic

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1997 (22 years old)

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Zagreb, Croatia

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1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)

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Leicester

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English Premier League

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Filip Benković (born 13 July 1997) is a Croatian footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Leicester City.

Dinamo Zagreb

Benković playing for Dinamo Zagreb against Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League.
Benković was born in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and joined the Dinamo Zagreb academy in 2008.

2015–16 season
On 19 July 2015, Benković made his debut for the club in a 1–1 draw with Osijek. On 22 July, Benković made his European debut in a 3–0 win over Fola Esch in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League; playing twelve minutes after coming off the bench as a substitute in the 78th minute. He went on to make a total of 18 competitive appearances for the club in the 2015–16 season.

2016–17 season
On 29 July 2016, in the league match against Slaven Belupo, after Dinamo went 0–1 in the 92nd minute, Benković scored a last-minute equalizing goal in the 94th minute, to make it 1–1. On 10 August, Benković played the full 90 minutes in a 4–0 away win over Hajduk Split. On 23 September, Benković scored the winning goal in a 1–0 win over Lokomotiva. In the mid-phase of the 2016–17 season, Benković was reportedly suffering from injury which would force him to miss the majority of the season.

2017–18 season
On 15 July 2017, Benković scored in a 2–0 win over Istra 1961. On 9 September, Benković scored in a 3–2 win over Rudeš. On 21 October, Benković scored in a 2–2 draw with Hajduk Split. On 4 May 2018, Benković scored a last-minute equalizing goal in a 2–2 draw with Slaven Belupo. On 23 May, Benković came on as a 90th minute substitute in the 2018 Croatian Football Cup Final, as Dinamo won 1–0.

Leicester City
On 9 August 2018, Leicester City confirmed via their official website that Benković signed for the club on a 5-year contract, for a fee in the region of £13m.


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