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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
Last Club Olympique Lyonnais
Shirt Number 9
Career
Clubs
Olympique Lyonnais Jul 2004 - Jun 2009
Real Madrid Jul 2009 - Present
National
France Jan 2007 - Nov 2015
Stats
Clubs
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Olympique Lyonnais
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2008/2009 Ligue 1 36 17 0 1 0 2769
UEFA Champions League 8 5 2 1 0 704
Trophée des Champions 1 0 0 0 0 120
2007/2008 Ligue 1 36 20 6 1 0 2596
UEFA Champions League 7 4 0 0 0 595
2006/2007 Ligue 1 13 5 0 0 0 583
UEFA Champions League 3 2 0 0 0 101
2005/2006 Ligue 1 13 1 0
UEFA Champions League 1 1 0 0 0 90
Total 118 55 8 3 0 7558
Real Madrid
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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

Why Real Madrid kept Karim Benzema and sold Alvaro Morata 
Why Real Madrid kept Karim Benzema and sold Alvaro Morata 
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La Liga 2017/18: Getafe 1-2 Real Madrid - 5 Talking Points
La Liga 2017/18: Getafe 1-2 Real Madrid - 5 Talking Points
Here are the 5 talking points from Real Madrid's win against Getafe, as Cristiano Ronaldo's 85th winner gave Real Madrid all three points.
La Liga 2016/17: Getafe 1-2 Real Madrid, Player ratings
La Liga 2016/17: Getafe 1-2 Real Madrid, Player ratings
Real won against a resilient Getafe side as Ronaldo scored his first La Liga goal this season.
Twitter explodes as Cristiano Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid against Getafe
Twitter explodes as Cristiano Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid against Getafe
Cristiano Ronaldo broke his La Liga goal-scoring drought to rescue Real Madrid against a fighting Getafe
5 players who should not have been nominated for the Ballon d'Or
5 players who should not have been nominated for the Ballon d'Or
How these players made the 30-man Ballon d'Or shortlist will remain a mystery!
The underrated genius that is Karim Benzema
The underrated genius that is Karim Benzema
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Sharp and deadly: 5 young strikers that Real Madrid should monitor in January
Here we assess some of the young striking talent being scouted by Real Madrid with a view to a January bid...
Deciphering Real Madrid's slow start in La Liga
Deciphering Real Madrid's slow start in La Liga
It's been a slow start to the season from the Los Blancos. We look at the reasons and possible solutions.
Reports: Real Madrid target €125m EPL superstar to replace Karim Benzema
Reports: Real Madrid target €125m EPL superstar to replace Karim Benzema
Florentino Perez is willing to break Real Madrid's transfer record
Reports: €80 million superstar instructs agents to force Real Madrid move
Reports: €80 million superstar instructs agents to force Real Madrid move
Real Madrid are now in the market for a striker
Reports: Real Madrid close to confirming deal for top striker to replace Karim Benzema
Reports: Real Madrid close to confirming deal for top striker to replace Karim Benzema
Florentino Perez is determined to complete the signing as soon as possible
5 players who can replace Karim Benzema at Real Madrid
5 players who can replace Karim Benzema at Real Madrid
Benzema has not been at his best and these 5 players would certainly be ideal replacements for the Frenchman at Real Madrid
Reports: Real Madrid set to sign record-holding Bundesliga striker for €46m in January
Reports: Real Madrid set to sign record-holding Bundesliga striker for €46m in January
Concerns over Borja Mayoral and Karim Benzema will lead Madrid to dip into the transfer market
La Liga 2017/18: Real Madrid 2-2 Valencia, 5 Talking Points
La Liga 2017/18: Real Madrid 2-2 Valencia, 5 Talking Points
Madrid dropped their first points of the season but Marco Asensio stole the show
Chelsea set to hijack Spurs' top target and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 26th August, 2017
Chelsea set to hijack Spurs' top target and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 26th August, 2017
A quick look at all the top transfer news and rumours of the day.
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