Player Details


Benny Feilhaber


5' 9"


163 lbs

Date of Birth

1.19.1985 (39)


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Career Summary

Hometown: Irvine, California
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: January 19, 1985
Acquired: Colorado Rapids signed Benny Feilhaber to a one year contract with an option for 2020 on January 11, 2019.



  • Made Rapids debut on 3/2 at DSGP during the infamous Snow Clasico 3 against the Portland Timbers.
  • Opened 2019 account on 3/2 in the 46th minute against the Portland Timbers and was named to the MLS Team of the Week - Week 1.
  • Assisted Cole Bassett's 71st minute goal on 4/6 at Orlando City Stadium against Orlando City SC.
  • Was granted MLS Team of the Week honors (Week 7) for his performance on 4/13 against D.C. United at DICK'S Sporting Goods park, which saw the midfielder score a goal in the 11th minute and an assist on Kamara's 66th minute header.


  • Made 34 appearances (32 starts), recording three goals and six assists in 2,804 minutes with Los Angeles FC.


  • Made 30 appearances (24 starts), recording five goals and three assists in 2,269 minutes with Sporting Kansas City.
  • Ranked fourth in Sporting KC history with 50 assists in all competitions.
  • Ranked 11th in Sporting KC history with 28 goals in all competitions.
  • Played 30 minutes and recorded two assists as an extra-time substitute in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup 3-0 quarterfinal win against FC Dallas on 7/11.
  • Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 Open Cup Final victory over the New York Red Bulls on 8/20, assisting Daniel Salloi's game-winning goal in the 66th minute.
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champion.
  • Started and played 101 minutes in a 1-0 extra-time loss at the Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference Knockout Round on 10/26.


  • Named Sporting KC's Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Started 28 of 30 appearances, recording seven goals and 13 assists (2,563 minutes played) with Sporting Kansas City.
  • Became the second player in Sporting KC history to reach double-digit assists in multiple regular seasons on 8/24.
  • Scored the game-winning penalty kick and assisted Graham Zusi's goal in a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on 10/23, helping Sporting KC clinch a sixth straight appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
  • Started two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open matches (210 minutes played), recording one goal and one assist.
  • Started and played 90 minutes in a 1-0 knockout round loss at Seattle Sounders FC on 10/27.


  • Started 30 of 32 appearances, recording a career-high 10 goals and 15 assists (2,731 minutes played) with Sporting Kansas City.
  • One of three finalists for the 2015 Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award.
  • Named MLS Best XI
  • Named Sporting KC's MVP.
  • Won Sporting KC's 2015 Goal of the Year.
  • Earned the first MLS All-Star selection of his career, played 45 minutes in the second half of the All-Stars' 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on 7/29.
  • Set the single-season club record with 20 assists in all competitions.
  • Became the third player in Sporting KC club history to reach double digits in goals and assists in a single MLS season.
  • Assisted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over LA Galaxy on 10/26 to clinch a playoff spot on the final day of the regular season.
  • Started five matches with two goals and five assists, becoming the club's all-time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup assist leader.
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champion.
  • Started and played 120 minutes in Sporting KC's postseason 7-6 penalty kick shootout loss at Portland after a 2-2 draw through regulation. Converted his penalty kick in the shootout.


  • Started 30 of 31 appearances, recording four goals and six assists (2,607 minutes played) with Sporting Kansas City.
  • Won Sporting KC's 2014 Goal of the Year for his 93rd-minute strike in a 2-1 win over Columbus on 7/16.
  • Played 90 minutes and assisted Dom Dwyer's goal in a 2-1 loss at New York in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round on 10/30.


  • Started 22 of 27 appearances, recording three goals and four assists (1,774 minutes played) with Sporting Kansas City.
  • Won Sporting KC's 2013 Goal of the Year.
  • Made his first appearance for Sporting KC on 3/2 playing 82 minutes in 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.
  • Scored his first goal for Sporting KC in a 2-1 win at Chicago on 7/7.
  • Started three 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League group stage matches and tallied an assist in a 2-0 win at Real Esteli on 8/20.
  • Appeared in his first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match on 5/28 and helped secure a 2-0 win over the Des Moines Menace.
  • Started four matches.
  • Stole a Matt Reis pass and set-up Claudio Bieler for the game-tying goal in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs New England.
  • Assisted on Dom Dwyer's game-winning goal in the Eastern Conference Championship vs Houston.
  • Converted his penalty kick in the MLS Cup Final shootout vs Real Salt Lake.
  • MLS Cup Champion.


  • Started 23 of 29 appearances, recording one goal and two assists (2,147 minutes played) with the New England Revolution.
  • Suffered a club-leading 70 fouls in 29 appearances, tied for third in MLS.
  • Scored a 103rd-minute goal in a substitute appearance at central midfield in the club's U.S. Open Cup third-round loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders on 5/29.


  • Started in all 23 appearances, recording four goals and seven assists (2,046 minutes played) with the New England Revolution.
  • Debuted on Saturday, 4/23 vs Sporting KC, playing 90 minutes and recording an assist.
  • Scored four goals and added a team-high seven assists.
  • Finished the season ranked second in MLS in fouls suffered (71), for a league-best 3.08 per game mark.


2008-2010 (AGF Aarhus, Danish Superliga):

  • Signed with the club on a free transfer in August 2008.
  • Made 54 appearances, scoring five goals.

2007 (Derby County, Premier League):

  • Made his debut on 8/17, coming on as an eightieth-minute substitute in a 1–0 win over Newcastle United.
  • Appeared in 10 matches.

2006 (Hamburg SV, Bundesliga):

  • Made his Bundesliga debut on 10/12 vs Schalke.
  • Made his first start on 10/22/06, playing ninety minutes in a 2–1 win against Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Appeared in nine matches.

2005 (Hamburg SV, Bundesliga):

  • Began his professional career in Germany with Hamburg’s reserve team in 2005.

INTERNATIONAL (44 Caps/2 Goals)

  • Played in three of the USA’s four matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the coaching staff choosing to use his strengths coming off the bench.
  • Played in six matches in 2010 World Cup qualifying, all in the final round.
  • After a year-long absence from the full team, he appeared in all five matches of the 2009 Confederations Cup, including a start in the final against his native Brazil
  • He served as a member of Peter Nowak’s squad for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where he appeared in all three games
  • Has scored two goals for the national team, including the game-winning goal in the final of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Mexico in Chicago.
  • His full-volley from 20 yards against Mexico in the 2007 Gold Cup Final guaranteed the USA’s place in the Confederations Cup.
  • Earned his first senior team cap (3/25/07) against Ecuador.
  • Former member of the US Under-20 squad.


2004 (Sophomore)

  • Second-team All-Pac-10.
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring with five goals and 13 assists.
  • Scored two goals, including game-winner against UC Davis.
  • Played in all 20 games with 16 starts.
  • Tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals, (at Stanford, at Washington to clinch the Pac-10 title, UC Davis).
  • Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for Nov. 2-8 after the game-winner against Washington.

2003 (Freshman):

  • Walk-on who played in 16 games with three starts.
  • Had two goals on the year, both game-winners.