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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 16 5 3 0 0 1040
UEFA Champions League 7 5 1 0 0 498
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 342 171 82 8 0 22646
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

Real Madrid transfer round-up: Isco hints at summer transfer, cash+player deal for Dybala and more
Real Madrid transfer round-up: Isco hints at summer transfer, cash+player deal for Dybala and more
All the transfer rumours and news in and around the Santiago Bernabeu.
La Liga 2016/17: Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol, Player Ratings
La Liga 2016/17: Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol, Player Ratings
Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 victory to extend their lead at the top of the La Liga.
Top 10 players with the best minutes-to-goals ratio in the UEFA Champions League
Top 10 players with the best minutes-to-goals ratio in the UEFA Champions League
Karim Benzema moved up the list with his 51st goal in the Champions League, but where are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?
UEFA Champions League 2016/17: 5 moments that caught the eye in this week's Champions League
UEFA Champions League 2016/17: 5 moments that caught the eye in this week's Champions League
Five Champions League moments that were hard to miss in this week's European extravaganza.
UEFA Champions League 2016/17: Real Madrid 3-1 Napoli, 5 Talking Points
UEFA Champions League 2016/17: Real Madrid 3-1 Napoli, 5 Talking Points
A detalied look at Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Napoli in the first leg of the Uefa Champions League round of 16 match.
UEFA Champions League 2016/17: Real Madrid 3-1 Napoli, Player Ratings
UEFA Champions League 2016/17: Real Madrid 3-1 Napoli, Player Ratings
The player ratings as a dominant Real Madrid see off Napoli in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16.
Twitter reacts to Real Madrid's comeback win against Napoli
Twitter reacts to Real Madrid's comeback win against Napoli
The best of Tweets as Real Madrid take a two-goal advantage to the second leg.
Reports: Sergio Ramos unhappy with two teammates for being overweight
Reports: Sergio Ramos unhappy with two teammates for being overweight
Sergio Ramos and other senior players have got into the ears of Karim Benzema and Isco for being overweight.
Zinedine Zidane explains why Karim Benzema is important for Cristiano Ronaldo
Zinedine Zidane explains why Karim Benzema is important for Cristiano Ronaldo
The French manager was full of praise for Benzema and his playing style.
La Liga 2016/17: Osasuna 1-3 Real Madrid, 5 talking points
La Liga 2016/17: Osasuna 1-3 Real Madrid, 5 talking points
Real Madrid go back to the top of the league with a hard-fought away victory over Osasuna.
Real Madrid to offer Karim Benzema a new contract that keeps him at the club till 2022 - reports
Real Madrid to offer Karim Benzema a new contract that keeps him at the club till 2022 - reports
The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Chelsea in recent transfer windows.
Transfer rumour: Real Madrid set sights on Bayern Munich's star winger
Transfer rumour: Real Madrid set sights on Bayern Munich's star winger
With Cristiano Ronaldo destined for a role up top, Douglas Costa will fill in on the left-wing at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Transfer Rumour: Real Madrid offer Karim Benzema to PSG, Arsenal and Chelsea
Transfer Rumour: Real Madrid offer Karim Benzema to PSG, Arsenal and Chelsea
Karim Benzema's contract at Real Madrid runs down in 2019 and president Perez is willing to sanction his sale in the summer.
5 possible destinations for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema
5 possible destinations for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to sell Karim Benzema for the right price
Real Madrid set to break up BBC to make swap deal with Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski, suggest reports
Real Madrid set to break up BBC to make swap deal with Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski, suggest reports
Lewandowski could be just the 'galactico' Real Madrid have been looking for... even though it would break up BBC
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