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Christian Benteke Biography

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.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Christian Benteke Liolo
Nationality Belgium
Position Attacker
Last Club Aston Villa
Shirt Number 20
Career
Clubs
Aston Villa Aug 2012 - Jul 2015
Liverpool Jul 2015 - Aug 2016
Crystal Palace Aug 2016 - Present
Royal Standard Liège Jan 2009 - Aug 2009
Royal Standard Liège Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Royal Standard Liège Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
KRC Genk Jul 2008 - Dec 2008
KRC Genk Aug 2011 - Aug 2012
YR KV Mechelen Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
KV Kortrijk Aug 2009 - Jun 2010
National
Belgium Under 21 Jan 2009 - Dec 2012
Belgium Jan 2010 - Sep 2017
Stats
Clubs
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Aston Villa
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2014/2015 Premier League 29 13 2 1 1 2379
FA Cup 5 2 1 0 0 450
2013/2014 Premier League 26 10 2 4 0 2127
League Cup 1 1 0 0 0 67
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2012/2013 Premier League 34 19 4 8 2 2821
League Cup 5 4 2 0 0 480
Total 101 49 11 13 3 8414
Liverpool
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Crystal Palace
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Royal Standard Liège
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Royal Standard Liège
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Royal Standard Liège
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KRC Genk
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KRC Genk
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YR KV Mechelen
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KV Kortrijk
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National
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Belgium
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 2 3 0 0 0 88
2016 France EC Qualification 5 1 0 0 0 308
European Championship 2 0 0 0 0 11
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 7 2 1 1 0 622
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 1 0 0 0 0 17
Total 17 6 1 1 0 1046
Belgium Under 21
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Christian Benteke Latest News & Articles

Reports: Chelsea eye €36 million striker as Michy Batshuayi replacement
Reports: Chelsea eye €36 million striker as Michy Batshuayi replacement
Antonio Conte is keen on signing him at any cost!
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says fifth signing could be done by next week
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says fifth signing could be done by next week
Conte is confident that a fifth signing could be joining the team at Singapore
6 Premier League dark horses who will challenge for the top six next season
6 Premier League dark horses who will challenge for the top six next season
Here are the 6 teams who possess the quality and experience to upset the Premier League elite next season.
Reports: Chelsea set to make shock move for former Liverpool striker
Reports: Chelsea set to make shock move for former Liverpool striker
Chelsea are desperate to sign a quality striker
Daniel Sturridge's future at Liverpool: Redemption or farewell?
Daniel Sturridge's future at Liverpool: Redemption or farewell?
Does Daniel Sturridge still have a future with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool or is it time to find pastures new? We take a look at the scenario.
5 strikers Chelsea are keen on signing after Romelu Lukaku snub
5 strikers Chelsea are keen on signing after Romelu Lukaku snub
Chelsea are on the hunt for a striker after Romelu Lukaku decided not to join them.
5 common mistakes every big club makes in the transfer window
5 common mistakes every big club makes in the transfer window
The transfer window can prove to be a tricky affair and the big clubs have not always got it right.
Ranking Liverpool's 10 most expensive signings
Ranking Liverpool's 10 most expensive signings
We take a look at how well the big money signings made by Liverpool fared for the club so far.
5 dark horses for the 2017/18 Premier League title
5 dark horses for the 2017/18 Premier League title
We all know the favourites, but who are the dark horses to win the Premier League title in 2017/18?
5 of the most expensive signings by Liverpool
5 of the most expensive signings by Liverpool
Liverpool are set to complete another big-money move in the transfer market, but who are the most expensive signings in the club's history?
EPL 2016/17: Top 5 contenders for the Premier League Golden Boot
EPL 2016/17: Top 5 contenders for the Premier League Golden Boot
At least four players have a chance to win the Golden Boot on the final day of the season
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace, 5 talking points
EPL 2016/17: Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace, 5 talking points
Christian Benteke scored twice on his return to Anfield since his transfer to the Eagles and dealt a major blow to Liverpool's top 4 hopes.
Twitter reacts as Christian Benteke-inspired Crystal Palace defeat Liverpool for the 3rd consecutive year
Twitter reacts as Christian Benteke-inspired Crystal Palace defeat Liverpool for the 3rd consecutive year
Sam Allardyce earned his first victory at Anfield with Jurgen Klopp's Top 4 hopes left hanging by a thread
EPL 2016/17: Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal, 5 talking points
EPL 2016/17: Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal, 5 talking points
Crystal Palace emphatically beat Arsenal 3-0 in the Monday night game. Here's what we extracted from the encounter.
EPL 2016-17: Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace, 5 talking points
EPL 2016-17: Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace, 5 talking points
Aspiring champions hit a Palace wall.
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