Benny Feilhaber

Benny Feilhaber
Benny Feilhaber
Benny Feilhaber
Real Name: Benny Feilhaber
HT: 5' 9" WT: 163
Age: 33 (01/19/1985)
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hometown: Irvine, CA


From Sporting Kansas City in exchange for $200,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on January 3, 2018.


Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champion: 2015, 2017 

Sporting KC Offensive Player of the Year: 2016 

MLS All-Star: 2015

 MLS MVP Finalist: 2015 

Sporting KC MVP: 2015

MLS Cup Champion: 2013

Sporting KC Goal of the Year: 2013, 2014, 2015

U.S. National FIFA World Cup Team: 2010

U.S. National U23 Team at Beijing Olympic Games: 2008


  • Was a member of the U.S.’ 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.
  • Has scored two goals for the national team, including the game-winning goal in the final of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Mexico in Chicago.
  • Made three appearances in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup, and three appearances at the 2008 Olympics.
  • Former member of the U.S. Under-20 squad.
  • Earned his first senior team cap on March 25, 2007, against Ecuador.


  • Married wife Michelle in December 2012 and the couple had their first child in July 2014.
  • Born in Rio de Janeiro to Brazilian parents, he moved to the United States when he was six years old.
  • Lists Brazil’s legendary Garrincha as the player he most admires.
  • Favorite club team is Botafogo (Brazil).
  • Favorite professional team to watch is the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Has a tattoo that reads Per ardua ad astra, Latin for “through adversity to the stars.”


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