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Karim Benzema

BornDecember 19, 1987

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.  
5 things that have happened since Karim Benzema last scored in La Liga
5 things that have happened since Karim Benzema last scored in La Liga
Here's a look at all the major happenings in world football since Benzema last scored in the league
5 reasons why Real Madrid could go trophyless this season
5 reasons why Real Madrid could go trophyless this season
Real Madrid could be looking at a dry season in terms of silverware, here are the reasons why.
Premier League transfer round-up: Arsenal willing to pay up to €40 million for Benzema, Tottenham could sign Real Madrid star, and more; 11 February 2018
Premier League transfer round-up: Arsenal willing to pay up to €40 million for Benzema, Tottenham could sign Real Madrid star, and more; 11 February 2018
Transfer roundup of the day for the Premier League sides
Karim Benzema to Chelsea, Varane to Manchester United and more: Premier League transfer news – 6 February 2018
Karim Benzema to Chelsea, Varane to Manchester United and more: Premier League transfer news – 6 February 2018
All the transfer news and rumours involving Premier League sides
Reports: Real Madrid superstar offered to Manchester United
Reports: Real Madrid superstar offered to Manchester United
Real Madrid have reportedly decided to sell this superstar
Zinedine Zidane's nonchalance will speed up his Real Madrid exit
Zinedine Zidane's nonchalance will speed up his Real Madrid exit
Zizou refused to bring in new faces in the winter, sticking to his limp attack, and this nonchalance could mean an exit from Madrid soon
Top 10 worst strikers in the world right now
Top 10 worst strikers in the world right now
Herein lie 10 players that haven't done justice to the striker tag.
Real Madrid star looking for house in London ahead of Arsenal move, Manchester United after Ligue 1 starlet, and more: Premier League transfer rumour - 3 February 2018
Real Madrid star looking for house in London ahead of Arsenal move, Manchester United after Ligue 1 starlet, and more: Premier League transfer rumour - 3 February 2018
Here is your Premier League transfer roundup for the day!
Arsenal transfer news: Wenger's agreement with Benzema, Chelsea want Giroud, and more, 27th January 2018
Arsenal transfer news: Wenger's agreement with Benzema, Chelsea want Giroud, and more, 27th January 2018
All the transfer news related to Arsenal for the day.
5 people responsible for Real Madrid’s mess this season
5 people responsible for Real Madrid’s mess this season
Real Madrid have been eliminated from the Copa del Rey and there are some people responsible for this quandary
Real Madrid 1-2 Leganes (2-2 aggregate): 5 Talking Points
Real Madrid 1-2 Leganes (2-2 aggregate): 5 Talking Points
Real Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey after a defeat in the second leg at the Bernabeu. Here are 5 key talking points from the game
Real Madrid 1-2 Leganes - Player Ratings
Real Madrid 1-2 Leganes - Player Ratings
Real Madrid crash out of Copa del Rey as Zidane's job looms in jeopardy
Reports: Arsenal linked with €40m move for Real Madrid star
Reports: Arsenal linked with €40m move for Real Madrid star
Arsene Wenger is still in the market for reinforcements in January
10 managers who used youth players the most in the last decade
10 managers who used youth players the most in the last decade
How many minutes have U-23 players played under these managers?
What is Zinedine Zidane Doing Wrong at Real Madrid?
What is Zinedine Zidane Doing Wrong at Real Madrid?
Real Madrid is in crisis and part of the blame must be on their coach, Zinedine Zidane
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