Benin 2019 Home (SESSEGNON #17) Jersey/Shirt
This is a Benin national team 2019 home jersey featuring the name & number of star midfielder and captain Stéphane Sessègnon.
Stéphane Sessègnon is arguably Benin’s greatest player, with the 39-year-old veteran holding the national team’s all-time caps and goals record, having scored 24 goals in 87 international matches. He has had a prolific club career, playing in some of Europe’s major leagues- in France, England & Turkey. Sessègnon began his career with Créteil in France’s Ligue 2, where his strong performances led to him being signed by Ligue 1 club Le Mans, before moving to French giants Paris Saint-Germain. From there, he moved to England, having successful spells at Sunderland & West Bromwich Albion in the EPL. Sessègnon later returned to France to join Montpellier and later played for Turkish club Gençlerbirliği. After two years without playing club football, Sessègnon signed with Maltese Premier League club Sirens F.C. in mid-2022.
Since 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.