Steven Benda
Steven Benda 21/22
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German goalkeeper Steven Benda joined Swansea City from 1860 Munich on a three-year deal in August 2017.

He arrived at the Liberty 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 went on to sign a new deal through to June 2022 in the summer of 2019, and was subsequently called into Steve Cooper's first-team squad for pre-season preparations for the following season.

He enjoyed a successful 2019-20 season on loan at Swindon, 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.

For the 2021-22 season, he looks set to compete with Ben Hamer for no.1 spot.