Christian Benteke Liolo also known as Christian Benteke is a Belgian Footballer who currently plays at a Playing position of Striker for English club Crystal Palace. Born on 3 December 1990 he also plays majorly at the position of Centre-Forward.
Hailing from Kinshasa, Zaire he moved to Belgium in 2013 after fleeing with his family in the Mobutu regime and he is also a part of the Belgium National Team. He began his youth career by being part of the teams like JS Pierreuse, Standard Liège and Genk.
Benteke started his career at the early age of 6 and played for JS Pierreuse and Standard Liège before moving to Genk.
In 2009, he joined KV Kortrijk on loan where he made a decent performance of 14 goals in the Belgian Pro League in which the club achieved the best ever finish.
In 2013, he joined Aston Villa in the English Premier League, where he had a few remarkable seasons, before moving to Liverpool in the summer of 2015.
He scored 42 goals from 89 appearances for the Villa, in all competitions.
He could never nail down his starting spot at Liverpool, especially after Jurgen Klopp took over as manager from Brendan Rodgers.
He joined Crystal Palace after spending just one season on Merseyside. In his second season at Palace, he had a wretched time, missing a fair number of gilt-edged opportunities.
He also plays for Belgium National Team and in his youth have been a part of Belgium U17, U18, U19, and U21 teams.