Benito playing for Switzerland U21
|Full name||Loris Benito Souto|
|Date of birth||7 January 1992|
|Place of birth||Aarau, Switzerland|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 July 2019|
? National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2019
Benito was born in Aarau, Switzerland. A product of local FC Aarau youth ranks, Benito made his professional debut on 1 November 2009, age 17, under then coach, Martin Andermatt. His performances led to a move in 2012 to FC Zürich.
After solid performances in the Swiss league, news started about a potential move abroad. On 22 June 2014, Benito signed a five-year deal with Portuguese champions Benfica for an unconfirmed fee of around EUR2.5 million.
On 18 October 2014, Benito made his debut for Benfica in a win at S.C. Covilhã (2-3) in the third round of Taça de Portugal. On 6 December 2014, he debuted in Primeira Liga in a home win (3-0) against Belenenses.
On 23 June 2015, he returned to Swiss football, signing a four-year contract with BSC Young Boys. His first two seasons back in Switzerland have been almost on the sidelines with injuries including a metatarsal fracture and torn ligaments in his knee.
|1.||16 November 2019||Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar||Gibraltar||4-1||6-1||UEFA Euro 2020 qualification|