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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 29 11 5 0 0 1914
UEFA Champions League 12 5 1 0 0 875
Copa del Rey 3 1 1 0 0 114
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 360 177 84 8 0 23897
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

Reports: Real Madrid need to sell one of Bale, Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo to sign €110-million striker
Reports: Real Madrid need to sell one of Bale, Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo to sign €110-million striker
Real Madrid will need to make a tough choice of who they want to sell to sign the super-striker.
La Liga 2016/17: 5 reasons why Barcelona ceded the trophy to Real Madrid
La Liga 2016/17: 5 reasons why Barcelona ceded the trophy to Real Madrid
Barcelona lost out by just three points, but it could have been much more.
La Liga 2016/17, Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid: Player ratings
La Liga 2016/17, Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid: Player ratings
Keylor Navas came up trumps for Real Madrid again as they sealed their La Liga title with a win against Malaga on Sunday evening.
Reports: Real Madrid to let Karim Benzema leave in incredible swap deal
Reports: Real Madrid to let Karim Benzema leave in incredible swap deal
Los Blancos are desperate to get AS Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.
5 things Zinedine Zidane got right for Real Madrid in the 2016/17 season
5 things Zinedine Zidane got right for Real Madrid in the 2016/17 season
The Frenchman could lift the UEFA Champions League and La Liga this season
UEFA Champions League 2016/17, Real Madrid vs Juventus: 5 things to look forward to in the final
UEFA Champions League 2016/17, Real Madrid vs Juventus: 5 things to look forward to in the final
Lets take a look at five things that we can hope to look forward to in the final.
La Liga 2016/17, Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
La Liga 2016/17, Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
Cristiano Ronaldo was the key man once again for Real Madrid, with two goals, as they edge ever closer to the La Liga title this season.
Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid, 5 Talking Points: La Liga 2016/17
Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid, 5 Talking Points: La Liga 2016/17
Cristiano Ronaldo was on fire as Real Madrid went three points ahead of Barcelona in the race for La Liga
Twitter explodes as record-breaking Cristiano Ronaldo helps Real Madrid inch closer to La Liga title
Twitter explodes as record-breaking Cristiano Ronaldo helps Real Madrid inch closer to La Liga title
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in a record-breaking yet controversial win over Celta Vigo, which almost seals their title win.
Europe's Best XI of 2016/17 - According to statistics
Europe's Best XI of 2016/17 - According to statistics
From Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo to Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paul Pogba to Manuel Neuer, we see who makes the cut and who misses out.
UEFA Champions League 2016/17, Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
UEFA Champions League 2016/17, Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
An away goal from Isco proved vital for Real Madrid, as they progressed into the Champions League final for back-to-back seasons.
Twitter explodes as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid to reach UEFA Champions League final
Twitter explodes as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid to reach UEFA Champions League final
Atletico Madrid scored twice in the opening 16 minutes but Real Madrid prevailed to reach second successive UEFA Champions League final.
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid (2-4 aggregate): 5 Talking Points, UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Semifinal
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid (2-4 aggregate): 5 Talking Points, UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Semifinal
Real Madrid lose the battle but win the war as Karim Benzema's moment of magic carries them to their 2nd successive Champions League final.
La Liga 2016/17, Granada 0-4 Real Madrid: 5 Talking Points
La Liga 2016/17, Granada 0-4 Real Madrid: 5 Talking Points
Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Granada was no surprise. Here are five talking points from the one-sided encounter.
Real Madrid should discard the BBC if they are to win something this season
Real Madrid should discard the BBC if they are to win something this season
Zinedine Zidane risks an implosion if he continues to trust the BBC.
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