Karim Benzema

Born: December 19, 1987 (age 28)

Height: 6'1.5" (187cm)

Hometown: Lyon, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Striker
Team: Real Madrid (no. 9)
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Career History
Youth1996-2005Lyon
Senior2005-2009Lyon
2009-Real Madrid
International2007-France
Sports Mole has 1,373 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel reacts during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg football match between Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsberger AC on August 6, 2015
Result: Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid share the spoils
Borussia Dortmund twice come from behind to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid in Tuesday night's Champions League clash in Germany.
Sep 27, 21:38
A general view during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 30, 2011
Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata: 'We dropped two big points'
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata admits that his team dropped two big points in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Las Palmas.
Sep 25, 19:13
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Result: Las Palmas hold Real Madrid to draw
Las Palmas come from behind on two separate occasions to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid in Saturday night's La Liga clash in Gran Canaria.
Sep 24, 21:36
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Las Palmas and Real Madrid from Gran Canaria.
Sep 24, 18:45
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Preview: Las Palmas vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday night's La Liga clash between Las Palmas and Real Madrid from Gran Canaria.
Sep 23, 13:13
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Villarreal earn a point at the Bernabeu
Real Madrid's 100% start to the La Liga season is over after being held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal at the Bernabeu.
Sep 21, 20:53
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane "happy" with Espanyol success
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hails his team following Sunday's 2-0 win over Espanyol, which maintained Los Blancos' 100% start to the new La Liga campaign.
Sep 19, 13:53
James Rodriguez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Eibar on April 9, 2016
James Rodriguez "always wanted" Real Madrid
Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez says that he has "always wanted" to be at the Bernabeu after scoring in Sunday's 2-0 win over Espanyol.
Sep 19, 13:13
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Result: Real Madrid go top of La Liga with win over Espanyol
Real Madrid return to first position in La Liga courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Espanyol in Sunday night's clash in Barcelona.
Sep 18, 21:35
Karim Benzema, who got the keys to my bimmer, celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on January 31, 2016
Team News: Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez handed first league starts
Real Madrid, without Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, hand first league starts of the season to Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez for the trip to Espanyol.
Sep 18, 19:02
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Espanyol 0-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Espanyol and Real Madrid from El Prat.
Sep 18, 18:45
Gareth Bale poses with his winners' medal after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Report: Gareth Bale to miss Espanyol trip
A report claims that Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's La Liga clash with Espanyol this weekend with the hip problem that he suffered against Sporting Lisbon.
Sep 15, 14:33
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on January 31, 2016
Result: Alvaro Morata breaks Sporting Lisbon hearts in Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo scores an 89th-minute equaliser before Alvaro Morata wins it for Real Madrid as the Spanish side beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 in Madrid.
Sep 14, 21:45
Cristiano Ronaldo holds up the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo fit to start against former club
Cristiano Ronaldo is deemed fit enough to start Real Madrid's Champions League tie against former club Sporting Lisbon.
Sep 14, 18:51
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hints at Karim Benzema, Alvaro Morata pairing
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hints that he would be prepared to select both Alvaro Morata and Karim Benzema in the same starting XI.
Sep 11, 17:55
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane celebrate after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hails "special" Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hails Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese made a scoring return against Osasuna on Saturday afternoon.
Sep 11, 16:58
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his first during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid on May 14, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 5-2 Osasuna - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Real Madrid's 5-2 victory over Osasuna in La Liga.
Sep 10, 14:00
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'James Rodriguez, Marcelo, Casemiro rested'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane reveals that James Rodriguez, Marcelo and Casemiro will not be involved in Saturday's La Liga clash with Osasuna.
Sep 9, 14:36
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Zinedine Zidane confirms Karim Benzema return
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane confirms that Karim Benzema will return from a hip problem against Osasuna this weekend.
Sep 9, 12:38
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Alvaro Morata: 'I will fight for Real Madrid spot'
Alvaro Morata vows to battle for a spot in the Real Madrid XI as Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo prepare to return to action.
Sep 7, 13:26
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Report: Paris Saint-Germain consider Karim Benzema move
A report claims that Paris Saint-Germain could make a £50m transfer deadline-day move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema.
Aug 31, 15:52
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Result: Real Madrid start new La Liga season with comfortable win
Real Madrid begin their 2016-17 La Liga challenge with a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad at the Anoeta, courtesy of a brace from Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio effort.
Aug 21, 21:11
Sergio Ramos gets involved with the shirtless action after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Real Madrid strike late to beat Sevilla in European Super Cup
Real Madrid score a 119th-minute winner to beat Sevilla 3-2 in the European Super Cup final.
Aug 9, 22:22
Cristiano Ronaldo holds up the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo left out of Real Madrid squad for Super Cup
Real Madrid leave the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos out of their squad for the European Super Cup clash with Sevilla.
Aug 8, 11:49
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Zinedine Zidane explains Karim Benzema absence
Karim Benzema did not take to the field for Real Madrid against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday due to 'a minor back problem', confirms Zinedine Zidane.
Jul 28, 22:57
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Paris Saint-Germain's 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.
Jul 28, 00:00
Robert Lewandowski of Poland runs with the ball during the Euro 2016 Group C match against Germany on June 16, 2016
Carlo Ancelotti: 'Robert Lewandowski not for sale'
Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti insists that reported Real Madrid target Robert Lewandowski will not leave the Allianz this summer.
Jul 20, 16:14
Inter Milan's coach Roberto Mancini looks on during the Italian Serie A football match Torino Vs Inter Milan on November 8, 2015
Inter Milan 'eye Lucas Vazquez'
A report claims that Inter Milan are interested in signing Real Madrid attacker Lucas Vazquez in this summer's transfer window.
Jul 19, 18:58
Lyon's French defender Samuel Umtiti (L) vies with Valencia's midfielder Dani Parejo (R) during the Champions League group H football match between Lyon and Valencia on September 29, 2015 at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France.
Lyon confirm Barcelona agreement with Samuel Umtiti
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirms that Barcelona have an "exclusive agreement" to sign 22-year-old centre-back Samuel Umtiti this summer.
Jun 29, 19:21
Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
Marcel Desailly slams Eric Cantona over Didier Deschamps comments
Former France defender Marcel Desailly criticises Eric Cantona after he appeared to suggest that players had been left out of the Euro 2016 squad for racial reasons.
Jun 7, 21:14
Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Everton on May 7, 2016
Manchester United 'turn down chance to sign Jamie Vardy'
Manchester United reportedly turn down the chance to sign Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who is also wanted by Arsenal.
Jun 3, 21:45
Olivier 'bonjour!' Giroud scores the second during the FA Cup game between Hull City and Arsenal on March 8, 2016
Olivier Giroud reflects on 'one of best seasons'
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud claims that he has enjoyed "one of the best seasons" of his career.
Jun 3, 17:16
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Karim Benzema better than Luis Suarez'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand claims that Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is a tougher opponent than Barcelona's Luis Suarez.
May 30, 13:58
Juanfran and Karim Benzema in action during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Karim Benzema "happy" at Real Madrid
Karim Benzema says that he is "happy" at Real Madrid amid suggestions that Manchester United and AC Milan both want to sign the Frenchman.
May 29, 15:30
Real Madrid players celebrate with the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Real Madrid win 11th European Cup on penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo scores the decisive penalty as Real Madrid record a 5-3 shootout win over Atletico Madrid in the 2016 Champions League final.
May 28, 22:42
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his first during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid on May 14, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Real Madrid in Champions League final against Atletico
Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Milan.
May 28, 18:38
Karim Benzema, who got the keys to my bimmer, celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on January 31, 2016
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani: 'Karim Benzema out of reach'
AC Milan are not in the running to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid this summer, according to the Italian club's CEO Adriano Galliani.
May 28, 14:35
Saul Niguez and Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on February 27, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's 2016 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Milan.
May 27, 16:37
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Is Jose Mourinho the right man for Manchester United?
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at whether Jose Mourinho is the right man to take over as the new Manchester United manager.
May 27, 12:12
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at San Mames Stadium on September 23, 2015
Karim Benzema tops Jose Mourinho's shortlist at Manchester United?
A report claims that soon-to-be-appointed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is eager to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
May 24, 16:40

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid6420156914
2Barcelona64111961313
3Atletico MadridAtletico63301221012
4Villarreal633094512
5Athletic Bilbao640296312
6Sevilla6321119211
7Las PalmasLas Palmas63121411310
8EibarEibar631286210
9AlavesAlaves62317529
10Real Betis6222811-38
11Real Sociedad621389-17
12Celta Vigo621358-37
13Leganes6213610-47
14Sporting GijonSporting Gijon6213514-97
15Valencia6204912-36
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo612335-25
17Malaga612358-35
18Espanyol6123914-55
19Granada6024715-82
20Osasuna6024513-82
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