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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

Breaking: First ten names of 2017 Ballon d'Or released
Breaking: First ten names of 2017 Ballon d'Or released
There are some huge surprises in the list released by France Football
Reports: Real Madrid agree deal for €110 million Argentinian striker
Reports: Real Madrid agree deal for €110 million Argentinian striker
Zinedine Zidane is looking to bring in a top forward in order to replace misfiring striker Karim Benzema
3 positions Real Madrid need to strengthen next summer
3 positions Real Madrid need to strengthen next summer
Real Madrid have made a slow start to the season, and here is an article pointing out some areas where they need to strengthen next season.
Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid - 5 talking points
Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Real Madrid - 5 talking points
Real Madrid failed to close the gap with Barcelona as Bilbao hold them to a 0-0 draw and here is what we learnt from the game
Karim Benzema: Possible end of the road?
Karim Benzema: Possible end of the road?
Benzema has survived everything he's had to face during his Real Madrid career, but is this finally the end for the Frenchman at Madrid?
Real Madrid 3-2 Malaga: Player Ratings
Real Madrid 3-2 Malaga: Player Ratings
Real survived quite a scare as Malaga fought hard, but were eventually overcome. Here's a look at player ratings for both teams
Real Madrid vs Malaga: 5 key talking points
Real Madrid vs Malaga: 5 key talking points
Cristiano Ronaldo ends his La Liga goal drought as Madrid are forced to work their socks off for all 3 points
Reports: Arsenal's £40m bid for star Real Madrid player rejected
Reports: Arsenal's £40m bid for star Real Madrid player rejected
The Madrid striker looks to be on his way out after a string of poor performances
APOEL FC 0-6 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
APOEL FC 0-6 Real Madrid: Player Ratings
Real Madrid breezed past APOEL with ease, as they decimated them, scoring 6. Here's how we rated the players from either team
APOEL Nicosia vs Real Madrid: 5 Key Talking Points
APOEL Nicosia vs Real Madrid: 5 Key Talking Points
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks yet another record as Real Madrid run riot; here are all the talking points from Los Blancos' Champions League game
Zinedine Zidane's blind faith is costing Real Madrid a lot right now 
Zinedine Zidane's blind faith is costing Real Madrid a lot right now 
The Frenchman has shown too much faith in some and too little in some others - which is not helping Madrid's cause....
5 changes Zinedine Zidane should make to fix Real Madrid
5 changes Zinedine Zidane should make to fix Real Madrid
Los Blancos are 8 points behind Barcelona, while also stuttering in the UEFA Champions League
What is wrong with Real Madrid this season?
What is wrong with Real Madrid this season?
We take a look at various reasons that has led to an indifferent start of the season for Real Madrid
Lineker's criticism of Benzema needs to stop
Lineker's criticism of Benzema needs to stop
Gary Lineker has been in the news for his opinions on Benzema... but it is time for him to stop
Karim Benzema's Bernabeu woes
Karim Benzema's Bernabeu woes
Stats from Benzema's last season of club football shows his failure to score goals at the Santiago Bernabeu
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