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


2017 (Sporting KC):

  • Made 30 appearances (24 starts), recording five goals and three assists in 2,269 minutes.
  • Ranked fourth in Sporting KC history with 50 assists in all competitions.
  • Ranked 11th in Sporting KC history with 28 goals in all competitions.
  • Played 30 minutes and recorded two assists as an extra-time substitute in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup 3-0 quarterfinal win against FC Dallas on July 11.
  • Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 Open Cup Final victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 20, assisting Daniel Salloi's game-winning goal in the 66th minute.


  • Started and played 101 minutes in a 1-0 extra-time loss at the Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference Knockout Round on Oct. 26.

2016 (Sporting KC):

  • Named Sporting KC's Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Started 28 of 30 appearances, recording seven goals and 13 assists (2,563 minutes played).
  • Became the second player in Sporting KC history to reach double-digit assists in multiple regular seasons on Sept. 24.
  • Scored the game-winning penalty kick and assisted Graham Zusi's goal in a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Oct. 23, helping Sporting KC clinch a sixth straight appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
  • Started two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open matches (210 minutes played), recording one goal and one assist.


  • Started and played 90 minutes in a 1-0 knockout round loss at Seattle Sounders FC on Oct. 27.

2015 (Sporting KC):

  • One of three finalists for the 2015 Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award.
  • Earned the first MLS All-Star selection of his career, played 45 minutes in the second half of the All-Stars' 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on July 29.
  • Set the single-season club record with 20 assists in all competitions.
  • Started 30 of 32 appearances and recorded a career-high 10 goals and 15 assists (2,731 minutes played).
  • Became the third player in Sporting KC club history to reach double digits in goals and assists in a single MLS season.
  • Assisted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over LA Galaxy on Oct. 26 to clinch a playoff spot on the final day of the regular season.
  • Started five matches with two goals and five assists, becoming the club's all-time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup assist leader.


  • Started and played 120 minutes in Sporting KC's 7-6 penalty kick shootout loss at Portland after a 2-2 draw through regulation.
  • Converted his penalty kick in the shootout.

2014 (Sporting KC):

  • Won Sporting KC's 2014 Goal of the Year for his 93rd-minute strike in a 2-1 win over Columbus on July 16.
  • Played in 31 matches, 30 of them starts, with four goals and six assists.


  • Played 90 minutes and assisted Dom Dwyer's goal in a 2-1 loss at New York in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round on Oct. 30.

2013 (Sporting KC):

  • Made 27 appearances with 22 starts.
  • Finished the year with three goals and four assists.
  • Made his first appearance for Sporting KC on March 2 playing 82 minutes in 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.
  • Scored his first goal for Sporting KC in a 2-1 win at Chicago on July 7.
  • Started three 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League group stage matches and tallied an assist in a 2-0 win at Real Esteli on August 20.
  • Appeared in his first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match on May 28 and helped secure a 2-0 win over the Des Moines Menace.


  • Started four matches.
  • Stole a Matt Reis pass and set-up Claudio Bieler for the game-tying goal in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. New England.
  • Assisted on Dom Dwyer's game-winning goal in the Eastern Conference Championship vs. Houston.
  • Converted his penalty kick in the MLS Cup Final shootout vs. Real Salt Lake.

2012 (New England):

  • Made 29 appearances, including 23 starts: three at left midfield, 16 at central midfield and four at right midfield.
  • Scored one goal and recorded two assists.
  • Suffered a club-leading 70 fouls in 29 appearances, tied for third in MLS.
  • Scored a 103rd-minute goal in a substitute appearance at central midfield in the club's U.S. Open Cup third-round loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders on May 29.

2011 (New England):

  • Made 23 starts, 20 in the central midfield and four along the three-man forward line, in his first season in MLS after joining the Revs at the end of April through the MLS Allocation Process.
  • Debuted on Saturday, April 23 vs. Sporting KC, playing 90 minutes and recording an assist.
  • Scored four goals and added a team-high seven assists.
  • Finished the season ranked second in MLS in fouls suffered (71), for a league-best 3.08 per game mark.

2008-2010 (AGF Aarhus, Danish Superliga):

  • Signed with the club on a free transfer in August 2008.
  • Made 54 appearances, scoring five goals.

2007 (Derby County, Premier League):

  • Made his debut on Sept. 17, coming on as an eightieth-minute substitute in a 1–0 win over Newcastle United.
  • Appeared in 10 matches.

2006 (Hamburg SV, Bundesliga):

  • Made his Bundesliga debut on Oct. 12 vs. Schalke.
  • Made his first start on Oct. 22, 2006, playing ninety minutes in a 2–1 win against Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Appeared in nine matches.

2005 (Hamburg SV, Bundesliga):

  • Began his professional career in Germany with Hamburg’s reserve team in 2005.


2004 (Sophomore)

  • Second-team All-Pac-10.
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring with five goals and 13 assists.
  • Scored two goals, including game-winner against UC Davis.
  • Played in all 20 games with 16 starts.
  • Tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals, (at Stanford, at Washington to clinch the Pac-10 title, UC Davis).
  • Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for Nov. 2-8 after the game-winner against Washington.

2003 (Freshman):

  • Walk-on who played in 16 games with three starts.
  • Had two goals on the year, both game-winners.


  • 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.”
  • Follow Benny on Instagram @bfeilhaber10 and on Twitter @b_feilhaber22.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2018Los Angeles FC3432328046381145050
2017Sporting Kansas City3024522693642035040
2016Sporting Kansas City30287256313451333130
2015Sporting Kansas City323010273115481744181
2014Sporting Kansas City3130426076471344160
2013Sporting Kansas City2722317744331226140
2012New England Revolution2923121472421630151
2011New England Revolution2323420467361137131
Career Totals-2362123718941563531132946383
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