Benin 2019 Home (MOUNIE #9) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Benin national team 2019 home jersey featuring the name & number of star striker Steve Mounié.
After qualifying for their first Africa Cup of Nations in 2004, Benin have been fairly consistent performers on the international stage and have since qualified for a total of 4 AFCON tournaments. Their greatest achievement was in AFCON 2019, where they qualified for the quarter-finals after a shock victory against Morocco.
Steve Mounié is one of the leading players in the current generation of Béninoise football and has a prolific club career playing in some of Europe’s top leagues. The 28-year-old began his senior club career with French Ligue 1 club Montpellier. After initially struggling to break into the senior team at Montpellier, Mounié went on loan to Ligue 2 club Nîmes, where he had a strong season and upon returning to Montpellier for the 2016/17 season, he established himself as the club’s leading striker with 14 league goals. This caught the attention of newly-promoted English Premier League club Huddersfield Town, who signed Mounié for a club record fee of €13 million. He played two seasons for the club as they competed in the Premier League and after they were relegated back to the Championship, he remained at Huddersfield for one more season. In September 2020, Mounié returned to France and joined Ligue 1 club Brest. After international level, Mounié has formed a key part of the Benin squad since making his debut in 2015. He has scored 14 goals in 44 international matches for ‘Les Écureuils’ and played every match in their AFCON 2019 campaign.