Frankarlos Benítez – Venezuela’s Fearless Goalkeeping Wonderkid by @FootballReprt

Frankarlos Benítez – Venezuela’s Fearless Goalkeeping Wonderkid by @FootballReprt

Frankarlos Benítez

Full name: Frankarlos Cruz Benítez Gutiérrez

Country: Venezuela

Date of birth: 3/5/2004 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Cumaná (Venezuela)

Height: 184cm

Weight: 70kg

Youth career: Caracas Fútbol Club

Current club: Caracas Fútbol Club

Squad number: 12

Current national team: Venezuela U-20

Position: goalkeeper

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 75.000 €

Tournaments participated in: 

CONMEBOL Sudamericano Sub-20 2023 (8 games | 14 goals conceded | 2 clean sheets)

Tournoi Maurice Revello 2022 (0 games | 0 goals conceded | 0 clean sheets)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: David Raya


– reflexes

– handling

– close-range shot-stopping ability

– saving one-on-ones

– physical strength

– bravery

– commanding in defence

– aerial ability

– composure, footwork, technique, and passing skills under pressure

– throwing

– agility

– composure

– distribution/long passes

– good speed and timing when rushing out of goal to anticipate opponents and clear the ball

To improve:

No significant weaknesses.

Style of play:

mature for his age, strong, confident, and agile right-footed goalkeeper with good footwork and decent distribution/passing

– aerially commanding

– fearless in everything he does, he puts his entire body on the line; willing to use anything that he can get on the ball in order to keep it out of the net, no matter the cost

– never afraid of a challenge, but not over eager to go to ground

– comfortable coming off his line or out of his 18-yard box when necessary, but doesn’t go out of his way to do so at every opportunity, just for the sake of it

– high determination and winning mentality

– calm, confident, and composed in everything he does; able to slow down the game with his swagger on the ball

He is best suited to playing as:


League summary (as for 29 March 2023):

Liga FUTVE: 1 game/ 0 goals conceded/ 1 clean sheet (Caracas)


Frankarlos Benítez is a product of Caracas Fútbol Club, known for producing the likes of Wuilker Fariñez, Ronald Vargas, Rómulo Otero, Sergio Córdova, Fernando Aristeguieta, Jeriel de Santis, and Miguel Mea Vitali. Benítez made his debut for Caracas FC on March 19th, 2023, keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory against Metropolitanos FC in Liga FUTVE.


“It is a great pride to debut in the best team in Venezuela, which is something that many would like. I was given the opportunity, it seemed to me that I knew how to take advantage of it and thank God it turned out in the best way.”

 (Frankarlos Benítez)

– “Frankarlos provides security by personality, by his play with his hands and feet. He is a boy who is very talented and little by little he is going to earn his minutes in the first division.”

 (Keblin Ochoa, Caracas Goalkeeping Coach)

Football Report potential rating:


First team material in a top European league.

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