Christian Benteke Liolo is a Belgian football player who plays for Premier League club Aston Villa as a striker. He is a regular Belgium international. Benteke played youth football for JS Pierreuse and later Standard Liège before moving to Genk. He returned to Standard in January 2009. On 7 August 2009 he joined KV Kortrijk on loan for a season. He spent the following season on loan atMechelen as part of the transfer of Aloys Nong, who moved from Mechelen to Standard Liège. He returned to Genk in 2011, scoring 19 goals in 37 appearances during one season at the club. On 31 August 2012, Benteke joined Premier League club Aston Villa on a four-year deal for a fee believed to be around £7 million. On 15 September 2012, Benteke scored on his debut for Aston Villa in a 2–0 win against Swansea City, after coming on as a substitute for Austrian forward Andreas Weimann. He then scored Villa's only goal in a 1–1 home draw with Norwich City. Benteke scored Villa's first penalty in almost a year in a 2–2 draw away to Swansea City. He was member for the Belgium U17 team at 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea where he played 3 games and scored 1 goal.