Cher Ndour joins SC Braga on loan

Midfielder Cher Ndour has joined SC Braga on loan until 30 June 2024.

Born in Brescia, Italy, in 2004, Cher Ndour first joined his hometown club’s youth academy (2009) and then that of Atalanta (2013) before heading to Portugal in 2020 to sign his first professional contract with Benfica.

He played for the Portuguese club’s reserve team in Liga Portugal 2, becoming - at 16 years and 279 days – the youngest player to feature in a game for Benfica’s reserve team. He contributed to the club’s UEFA Youth League win in 2022, notably scoring a goal in the final.

On 18 March 2023, Cher Ndour made his first-team debut against Vitoria Guimarães, earning him a Portuguese league title. Two-footed, the 1.90m midfielder is also technically adept.

In July 2023, Cher Ndour won the U19 EURO in Malta, scoring a penalty in four appearances, before joining Paris Saint-Germain. He made his debut in the 4-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais on 3 September, 2023. Aged just 19, he scored his first goal for the Rouge et Bleu in the 9-0 Coupe de France win over US Revel in January 2024.

Paris Saint-Germain would like to wish Cher every success in the second half of the season with SC Braga.