Both Edouard and Benjamin play football and are native French. Both played for the prestigious teams Manchester United and Chelsea as young athletes.
For the Manchester City team, Benjamin is a defender who plays as a left back. Before moving to League 1 club Marseille, Benjamin Mendy spent the first year of his professional career with Ligue 2 club Le Havre. A record transfer fee for a defender. was paid in 2017 to sign for English side Manchester City after his playing ability garnered admiration from around the world.
He spent several years playing for France’s youth teams before eventually being selected for the French national team. In 2018, he participated in his first World Cup. Before the club made the decision to ban the 28-year-old French player for alleged sexual assault, he was having a successful season. He pleaded not guilty to seven counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape in May 2022. The charges refer to six complainants.
As Benjamin’s accusations reached the media, Edouard ran the risk of being compared to him. However, their relationship is not limited to a common surname. The 30-year-old Senegal national team player began his playing career at Le Havre. He finally got the chance to play for Chelsea after many years with that team when he agreed to sign a contract in September 2020.
Edouard made football history by becoming the first African goalkeeper to win both the FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year 2021 and UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year awards.
An additional player has been identified related to Benjamin. Ferland Mendy is him. Edouard Mendy, the goalkeeper, has a cousin named Ferland. Ferland plays for both France and La Liga side Real Madrid.