Christian Benteke

Born: December 3, 1990 (age 26)

Height: 6'3" (191cm)

Hometown: Kinshasa, Zaire
Nationality: Belgium Belgian

Position: Striker
Christian Benteke in action for Crystal Palace on August 27, 2016
Career History
Youth2004-2006Standard Liege
2006-2007Genk
Senior2007-2009Genk
2009-2011Standard Liege
2011-2012Genk
2012-2015Aston Villa
2015-2016Liverpool
2016-Crystal Palace
International2010-Belgium
Sports Mole has 1,549 articles about Christian Benteke. Articles 1 to 40:
Roma's midfielder from Egypt Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match AS Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen on November 4, 2015
Mohamed Salah 'wants number nine shirt at Liverpool'
Mohamed Salah reportedly wants the number nine shirt at Anfield ahead of his £35m move to Liverpool from Roma.
Jun 21, 12:47
Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks on during the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 6, 2016
Result: Michy Batshuayi, Marouane Fellaini net in Belgium win
Michy Batshuayi and Marouane Fellaini score the goals as Belgium record a 2-1 win over Czech Republic in Monday night's international friendly in Brussels.
Jun 5, 21:36
Belgium's forward Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Belgium and Israel at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on October 13, 2015
Roberto Martinez hails "fantastic" Dries Mertens development
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez heaps praise on Dries Mertens, describing the Napoli striker as a "master of the number nine position".
Jun 4, 20:13
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke 'surprised' by Sam Allardyce exit
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is "still happy" at the club despite the recent exit of manager Sam Allardyce.
Jun 4, 14:26
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in action during the EFL Cup final against Southampton at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Result: Youthful Manchester United overcome Crystal Palace
A youthful Manchester United end their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
May 21, 16:56
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho during the Premier League match against Southampton on May 17, 2017
Team News: Jose Mourinho makes seven changes
Jose Mourinho rings the changes as Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace.
May 21, 14:10
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline ahead of the Premier League match against Sunderland on April 9, 2017
Preview: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Crystal Palace.
May 19, 14:17
A maniacal Jose Mourinho tries to figure out how many matches his side have drawn at Old Trafford this season during the Premier League clash with Arsenal on May 7, 2017
Jose Mourinho unhappy with Premier League over fixture scheduling
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accuses the Football Association and Premier League of 'not caring' about how English sides perform in Europe.
May 18, 09:36
Sam Allardyce watches on during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Leicester City on April 15, 2017
Result: Crystal Palace condemn Hull City to relegation from Premier League
Hull City are relegated from the Premier League after suffering a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.
May 14, 13:54
Sam Allardyce watches on during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Leicester City on April 15, 2017
Live Commentary: Crystal Palace 4-0 Hull City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Crystal Palace's 4-0 win over Hull City, a result which condemns the Tigers to relegation.
May 14, 11:00
Mamadou Sakho in action for Liverpool in December 2013
Mamadou Sakho named on Crystal Palace's Player of the Year shortlist
Mamadou Sakho is in the running for Crystal Palace's Player of the Year award, despite featuring just eight times for the club since joining on loan from Liverpool.
May 9, 18:15
David Silva celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Result: Manchester City thrash Crystal Palace to move third
Manchester City thrash Crystal Palace 5-0 to climb up to third in the Premier League table.
May 6, 14:27
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke celebrates after scoring the equaliser during his side's 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park on September 30, 2016
Pep Guardiola: 'Christian Benteke one of world's best finishers'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola heaps praise on Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke ahead of the Premier League fixture between the two teams.
May 5, 16:24
Son Heung-min celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on May 8, 2016
Three Tottenham Hotspur players in running for April Premier League award
Tottenham Hotspur trio Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen are on the shortlist for April's Premier League Player of the Month award.
May 5, 12:57
Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Preview: Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Manchester City and Crystal Palace from the Etihad Stadium.
May 4, 16:00
Sean Dyche shouts orders during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Result: Ashley Barnes, Andre Gray inspire Burnley to first away win of season
Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray score in either half to help Burnley to a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Apr 29, 19:28
Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on March 19, 2017
Result: Tottenham Hotspur see off Crystal Palace to keep up pressure on Chelsea
A long-range Christian Eriksen strike helps Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in Wednesday night's Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.
Apr 26, 21:54
Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker in action during the North London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016
Team News: Kyle Walker, Ben Davies return for Tottenham Hotspur
Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur make two changes apiece for this evening's Premier League meeting at Selhurst Park.
Apr 26, 19:03
Emre Can in action during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool on April 16, 2017
Liverpool's Emre Can "disappointed" with defeat but focused on winning final games
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can says that the team need to focus on winning every one of their last four Premier League games to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
Apr 24, 21:15
Mamadou Sakho in action for Liverpool in December 2013
Mamadou Sakho defends himself over celebration against Liverpool
Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho, who is on loan from Liverpool, defends his celebration with Christian Benteke during the Eagles' 2-1 win at Anfield.
Apr 24, 15:54
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring in the final throes of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on March 4, 2017
Georginio Wijnaldum: 'Liverpool will fight for Champions League place'
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum insists that his side will not give up on their bid to finish in the top four after their home defeat to Crystal Palace.
Apr 24, 15:11
A hooded Jurgen Klopp looking shifty during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool on April 16, 2017
Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to learn from Crystal Palace defeat
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident that his players will bounce back from their 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.
Apr 24, 15:01
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Jurgen Klopp: 'Christian Benteke is outstandingly good'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp describes Christian Benteke as an "outstandingly good striker" following his brace for Crystal Palace at Anfield.
Apr 24, 14:50
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp serves up some side-eye on September 24, 2016
Jurgen Klopp: 'Philippe Coutinho should have had penalty against Crystal Palace'
Jurgen Klopp believes that Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho should have been awarded a penalty when he was clipped in the box during their 2-1 loss against Crystal Palace.
Apr 23, 21:14
Sam Allardyce watches on during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Leicester City on April 15, 2017
Sam Allardyce: 'Crystal Palace win over Liverpool makes life so much easier'
Sam Allardyce describes Crystal Palace's 2-1 win at Liverpool on Sunday as a "big result" that makes his life "so much easier".
Apr 23, 20:26
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Result: Liverpool slip up against Crystal Palace again
Liverpool lose ground in the race for the top four as they come undone at home to Crystal Palace.
Apr 23, 18:25
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke celebrates after scoring the equaliser during his side's 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park on September 30, 2016
Sam Allardyce: 'Christian Benteke must not get carried away against Liverpool'
Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce warns Christian Benteke not to get "overzealous" when he travels with the Eagles to former club Liverpool on Sunday.
Apr 22, 09:20
Jurgen Klopp smiles at a disinterested Sam Allardyce ahead of the game between Sunderland and Liverpool on December 30, 2015
Preview: Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews Sunday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield.
Apr 21, 13:15
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Jurgen Klopp wary of "major threat" Christian Benteke
Jurgen Klopp talks up the ability of former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, who he admits could hurt his side when they take on Crystal Palace this weekend.
Apr 20, 20:00
Christian Benteke in action for Crystal Palace on August 27, 2016
Christian Benteke: 'Crystal Palace deserved to beat Leicester City'
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke believes that his side deserved to beat Leicester City after coming from two goals down to rescue a point at Selhurst Park.
Apr 15, 22:34
Craig Shakespeare watches on during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Leicester City on March 18, 2017
Craig Shakespeare pleased with point against Crystal Palace
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare insists that he is satisfied with his side's draw against Crystal Palace despite relinquishing a two-goal lead to the Eagles.
Apr 15, 20:56
The delightful Jamie Vardy in action during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City on December 13, 2016
Jamie Vardy: 'Crystal Palace equaliser should not have stood'
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says that Crystal Palace's equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park should not have stood.
Apr 15, 18:48
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on January 31, 2017
Sam Allardyce: 'Crystal Palace comeback was tremendous'
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce describes his side's comeback in the 2-2 draw against Leicester City as "tremendous".
Apr 15, 18:21
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Result: Crystal Palace come from two goals down to earn draw with Leicester City
Crystal Palace come from two goals down to claim a valuable point in a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in Saturday's Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.
Apr 15, 16:59
Wilfried Zaha and Christian Fuchs in action during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Leicester City on March 19, 2016
Live Commentary: Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's text coverage of Saturday's Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park, which finished as a 2-2 draw.
Apr 15, 13:59
Andros Townsend in action for Crystal Palace on August 27, 2016
Palace's Andros Townsend: 'We knew we could beat Arsenal after Chelsea upset'
Andros Townsend says that he and his Crystal Palace teammates always had belief that they could beat Arsenal because of their recent shock win over Chelsea.
Apr 11, 10:58
Arsene Wenger wraps up warm during the game between Arsenal and Newcastle on January 2, 2016
Result: Arsenal's top-four hopes fade on another testing night for Arsene Wenger
Arsenal fall to a third defeat in five Premier League games, and a fourth in succession on their travels, as they come undone 3-0 at London rivals Crystal Palace.
Apr 10, 21:52
Southampton's Dusan Tadic celebrates scoring against Watford on March 4, 2017
Result: Late goals at Southampton put Crystal Palace back in trouble
Two late goals from Southampton help the Saints to a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
Apr 5, 21:37
Southampton manager Claude Puel at the Premier League match against Watford on March 4, 2017
Live Commentary: Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of the Premier League meeting between Southampton and Crystal Palace.
Apr 5, 18:50
Tony Pulis manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on October 3, 2015
Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion target Sassuolo striker Diego Falcinelli?
Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion are reportedly interested in Sassuolo striker Diego Falcinelli.
Apr 4, 17:42



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