Medhi Amine El Mouttaqi Benatia was born 17 April 1987. He is a French-Moroccan footballer who plays as a centre back for Qatari club Al-Duhail and was captain of the Moroccan national team.
Benatia was born and raised in France, he represents his father’s country, Morocco at international level.
Medhi 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.