How Kevin Mbabu went from a Newcastle reject to a top Bundesliga full back

How Kevin Mbabu went from a Newcastle reject to a top Bundesliga full back

Featured in Issue 8 of Raumdeuter (17/05/2020)

Kevin Mbabu is a name most Newcastle supporters are familiar with, though up until the last year or two the Swiss full back was little more than an afterthought for most on Tyneside. The defender represented little more than a promising young talent who failed to materialise into a finished product in the black and white: one of a startling number of young prodigies in that generation of Newcastle academy graduates.

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Player Spotlight: Loris Benito

Player Spotlight: Loris Benito

Featured in Issue 4 of Raumdeuter (16/05/2020)

Loris Benito is a Swiss full back who currently plays for Bordeaux in France’s Ligue 1 having joined the club in 2019 from Swiss side Young Boys.

The 28-year-old defender began playing in the academy ranks of his hometown club FC Aarau, making his way through the club’s junior sides before breaking into the first team in November 2009 at the age of 17.

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