Benoît Ntambue Badiashile Mukinayi Baya (born 26 March 2001) is a French professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Chelsea and the France national team.
Early Life and Career
Benoît Ntambue Badiashile Mukinayi Baya was born on 26 March 2001 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne. He is of Congolese descent.
On 5 February 2018, Badiashile signed his first professional contract with Monaco. On 11 November, he made his professional debut in a 4–0 Ligue 1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.
On 5 January 2023, Badiashile signed for Premier League club Chelsea on a seven-and-a-half-year contract for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be £32.7 million (€37 million). On 15 January 2023, Badiashile made his debut for Chelsea, as he started against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. The French defender played the entire game and earned his new club a clean sheet as Chelsea won 1-0.
Badiashile is a youth international for France, having been a part of a number of under-16 to under-21 teams since 2016.
Badiashile received his first call-up to the France national team for two UEFA Nations League matches against Austria and Denmark in September 2022.
Family and parents
Benoît was born to his late Dad, Mr Raymond Badiashile and his Mum, whose name we are yet to ascertain. The Athlete arrived in the world as one among four sisters and a brother, born to their parents’ marital union.
Benoit Badiashile’s family members comprise eight persons, including his mother and father. And he is the last son and second to the last born.
Badiashile spent his childhood years in his birthplace, Limoges (in the 87). He lived in that city situated in southwest-central France until he was eight years old. At that age, Benoît Badiashile’s parents relocated to Malesherbes, a town in the Loiret department in north-central France.
Oftentimes, Benoit reminisces about his childhood, especially the moment he spent with his late father. There exist several lasting memories shared by the late Raymond Badiashile and his sons.
Our findings reveal that Benoit Badiashile’s Mum is a Nursing Assistant. She spent some years working at the factory. And on the other hand, the Footballer’s late father (Raymond) was an architect.
From the age of five, when his family lived in Limoges, the youngster discovered his passion for the beautiful game. Benoit fell in love with football when he accompanied his Dad and older brother, Loïc Badiashile, to the field for training.
Raymond, his late Dad, was very supportive in accompanying his eldest son, Loic, for his training. Benoit was always interested in joining his Dad, even though he wasn’t registered with any academy.
So while Loic Badiashile was playing, little Ben found a way to keep himself busy. Benoit decided to have fun on the side of the pitch with his soccer ball. Recognizing he was quite good with the ball, his brother’s academy coach asked him to join his team of young boys for training.
This is how playing football came for Benoit Badiashile. The youngster, unlike most of his peers, was tempted to try our other sports, like basketball (considering his height). Being spotted by his brother’s coach when he practised privately by the side of the pitch explains how his career came to him.
Badiashile is the younger brother of Loïc Badiashile, who is also a professional footballer.
It is pertinent to state that Lioc Badiashile isn’t the only sibling to the French professional footballer. In total, Benoit Badiashile has five siblings – a brother and four sisters. Among his female siblings, Corinne and Karine are twins.
Benoit Badiashile is currently single and not in an open relationship for now. Benoit Badiashile is also not married.
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