Date of birth: 23/02/1997 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Germany
Youth career: Bayer Leverkusen
Senior career: Bayer Leverkusen
Squad number: —
Current national team: Germany U-17
Position: defensive midfielder, centre midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Contract until: 30.06.2015
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Frank Lampard
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– playmaker/box-to-box midfielder
– dictates tempo
– improves the team’s off the ball movement when in possession
– plays well under pressure
– likes to hold up the ball
– likes to play through balls
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
No senior team appearances yet.
Benjamin Henrichs is a product of the youth academy of Bayer Leverkusen. This season he became a central position in the youth team, which played very well in the Bundesliga U-19. He had good games in UEFA Youth League as well, although Bayer were knocked out in the group stages in that tournament. Benjamin was a captain and a leader of German national team at UEFA European Under-17 Championship, but the young German generation failed, earning only one point. Despite that, Henrichs was noted as one of the TOP 10 “players to keep an eye on” by UEFA.com.
“I think Leverkusen’s youth setup is really good. Plenty of players have made the breakthrough into professional football and there are many former Leverkusen youth players in the second and third divisions too.”
“The Bayer 04 Leverkusen midfielder already emits an air of authority on the ball. Equally comfortable seeking possession as he is spreading play, Henrichs also showed he had an eye for goal. Not only his tall frame made him stand head and shoulders above his opponents; an uncanny maturity made him a particularly imposing presence.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.