Medhi Amine El Mouttaqi Benatia (Arabic: المهدي أمين بن عطية المتقي; born 17 April 1987) is a footballer who plays for Italian club Juventus, and for the Morocco national team, as a centre back.
He began his career at Marseille, spending his time loaned out to Tours and Lorient before joining Clermont in 2008. Two years later he joined Udinese, spending three seasons there before transferring to Roma. After helping them finish as Serie A runners-up in his only campaign there, he was signed by Bayern for €26 million, winning the Bundesliga in his first two seasons.
Born and raised in France, Benatia represents his father's Morocco at international level. He made his international debut for them in 2008 and represented the nation at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.Close