Benoît Pierre David Assou-Ekotto is a French-born Cameroonian footballer who plays for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur as a left back.
At the age of 10, Assou-Ekotto followed his brother in signing for Lens, before making his league debut on 28 March 2004 against Paris Saint-Germain, which Lens won the game 1–0. He played in 66 games in Ligue 1 for Lens. He then played in seven of eight UEFA Cup matches as Lens went out to Udinese in the last 32.
In the 2005–06 season, he was an almost ever-present for Lens in the league missing just four of 38 league games as his team finished fourth and again qualified for the UEFA Cup. Assou-Ekotto’s outstanding performances throughout the season led to him being praised as one of the best left backs in the country.