AS Monaco have announced the signing of Mayssam Benama’s first professional contract. The Academy-trained midfielder has signed with the club until June 2026.
After Ritchy Valme and Lucas Michal, a third Coupe Gambardella champion has signed his first professional contract with AS Monaco. Mayssam Benama, age 18 has signed a contract through 2026 with his first professional club after joining in 2020, having played for Tours-Nord and Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire previously.
Also having played at Pôle Espoirs de Châteauroux, the young midfielder then continued his training at the Academy. Last season, he also reached the final of the U-19 national championship under Frédéric Barilaro.
It was also under the Monegasque technician that he won the Coupe Gambardella on April 29. A regular winner throughout his AS Monaco career, Mayssam Benama played in all of the Rouge et Blanc’s matches in the competition as a starter.
Scorer of a double as the Monegasques entered the fray against Vénissieux (5-0), he then did it again against Aubagne (4-1), Rouen (3-1), and then scored in the final against Clermont Foot (4-2). In the quarter-finals, against FC Nantes, he also set up Pape Cabral perfectly for the only goal of the match (1-0).
Mayssam Benama said, “It is a great point of pride to have signed my first professional contract with my training club. It’s the start of a long journey, I hope, with AS Monaco. I would like to thank all my coaches, because it is thanks to them that I am here. Daghe Munegu!”
Already part of the Elite Group, he participated in the last matches played by Damien Perrinelle’s men, who won in Lyon in their last match of the season (3-2). Mayssam also has had three caps for the French U-17s and four with the U-18s, led by the 1998 World Champion Bernard Diomède.