Steven Benda
Steven Benda 2022-23 profile
Date of Birth

German goalkeeper Steven Benda joined Swansea City from 1860 Munich on a three-year deal in August 2017.

He arrived in South Wales after being recommended to the club by former Swans keeper Gerhard Tremmel.

Benda was part of the first-team matchday squad on 14 occasions during the 2018-19 season, while he also featured 19 times for the under-23s across all competitions.

He has developed a reputation as a 'penalty killer' during his time in South Wales - notably saving two spot-kicks in the under-19s' FAW Youth Cup final win over Cardiff City in 2018.

He enjoyed a successful 2019-20 season on loan at Swindon Town, helping the Robins seal promotion to League One, before returning to the Swans ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Benda made a solitary appearance in a 2-1 home win over Millwall during that campaign as he provided back up to first-choice stopper Freddie Woodman.

In January 2021 the German put pen to paper on a contract extension that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2024.

For the 2021-22 season, Benda joined Championship club Peterborough United on loan making 11 appearances including an Emirates FA Cup tie against Manchester City.

He had made seven appearances for the Swans earlier the same campaign, and became first choice as he featured on 23 occasions during the 2022-23 season before a serious knee injury sidelined him.