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Karim Benzema Biography & Latest News

Karim Benzema Biography

Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French international footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid in La Liga. Described as an immensely-talented striker, Benzema is known for his technical ability, powerful style of play, and vast goal-scoring ability. Benzema began his football career with local club Bron Terraillon. In 1996, he joined the biggest club in the city Olympique Lyonnais and, subsequently, came through the club's youth academy. Benzema made his professional debut in the 2004–05 season and appeared sporadically in his first three seasons as Lyon won three titles in that span. In the 2007–08 season, Benzema became a starter and had a breakthrough year scoring over 30 goals as Lyon won its seventh straight league title. For his performances, he was named the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Ligue 1 Player of the Year and named to the organization's Team of the Year. Benzema was also the league's top scorer and given the Bravo Award by Italian magazine Guerin Sportivo. In July 2009, Benzema signed a six-year contract with Spanish outfit Real Madrid. In December 2011, he was named the French Player of the Year for his performances during the calendar year. Benzema is a former French youth international and has represented his nation from under-17 level onwards. He was part of the team that won the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Karim Benzema
Nationality France
Position Attacker
Current Club Real Madrid
Shirt Number 9
Career
Clubs
Real Madrid Jul 2009 - Present
Olympique Lyonnais Jul 2004 - Jun 2009
National
France Jan 2007 - Nov 2015
Stats
Clubs
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Real Madrid
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016/2017 Primera División 14 5 2 0 0 902
UEFA Champions League 6 4 1 0 0 417
Copa del Rey 2 1 0 0 0 24
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 58
2015/2016 Primera División 27 24 7 1 0 1994
UEFA Champions League 9 4 0 0 0 605
2014/2015 Primera División 29 15 10 1 0 2312
UEFA Champions League 9 6 1 0 0 664
Copa del Rey 3 0 0 0 0 241
Super Cup 2 0 1 0 0 180
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 1 0 0 90
2013/2014 Primera División 35 17 9 2 0 2771
UEFA Champions League 11 5 3 1 0 913
Copa del Rey 6 2 1 0 0 374
2012/2013 Primera División 30 11 12 0 0 1780
UEFA Champions League 10 5 4 0 0 532
Copa del Rey 8 4 0 0 0 505
Super Cup 2 0 0 0 0 69
2011/2012 Primera División 34 21 9 0 0 2252
UEFA Champions League 11 7 5 0 0 761
Copa del Rey 5 3 0 0 0 262
Super Cup 2 1 2 0 0 171
2010/2011 Primera División 33 15 7 1 0 1884
UEFA Champions League 8 6 1 0 0 373
Copa del Rey 7 5 0 2 0 493
2009/2010 Primera División 27 8 3 0 0 1305
UEFA Champions League 5 1 1 0 0 315
Copa del Rey 1 0 0 0 0 90
Total 338 170 80 8 0 22337
Olympique Lyonnais
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National
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France
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 9 2 2 0 0 613
World Cup 5 3 2 0 0 450
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 7 3 0 0 0 599
European Championship 4 0 2 0 0 346
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 8 2 0 0 0 360
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 5 2 0 0 0 193
European Championship 2 0 0 0 0 168
Total 40 12 6 0 0 2729

Karim Benzema Latest News & Articles

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Real Madrid news: Zinedine Zidane urges Madridistas to back Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema
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Copa del Rey 2016/17: Real Madrid 1-2 Celta Vigo: 5 Talking Points
Real Madrid have now lost two after their record-breaking 40-game unbeaten run.
Copa del Rey 2016/17: Real Madrid 1-2 Celta Vigo: Player Ratings
Copa del Rey 2016/17: Real Madrid 1-2 Celta Vigo: Player Ratings
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La Liga 2016/17: Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
La Liga 2016/17: Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
Goals in the 85th and 91st minute sealed a hard-fought win for Sevilla against the league leaders.
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La Liga 2016/17: Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid - 5 Talking Points
Sergio Ramos hit another header late in the game, but this time, it was in his own goal.
Copa Del Rey 2016/17: Sevilla 3-3 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
Copa Del Rey 2016/17: Sevilla 3-3 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
Madrid maintain their unbeaten run after coming from behind to secure a draw and qualification to the quarter-finals.
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Twitter reacts to Real Madrid's stunning 40 match unbeaten streak
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Reports: Zinedine Zidane could pull the plug on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Real Madrid
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SK Stat Attack: Real Madrid equal Barcelona's record of 39 games unbeaten
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Zidane leads Real Madrid to 3-0 win on coaching anniversary
Zidane leads Real Madrid to 3-0 win on coaching anniversary
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La Liga 2016/17: Will deal with James Rodriguez like I deal with everyone else, says Zinedine Zidane
Zidane also said that Rodriguez is an important player for the team.
James Rodriguez's chance for redemption at Real Madrid
James Rodriguez's chance for redemption at Real Madrid
Make or break time for James Rodriguez.
Real Madrid transfer rumour: Alvaro Morata frustrated at Real Madrid, looking to move back to Juventus
Real Madrid transfer rumour: Alvaro Morata frustrated at Real Madrid, looking to move back to Juventus
The 24-year-old rejoined Real Madrid only last summer.
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