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 1,352 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
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
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
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema sparks Manchester United rumours
A picture of Karim Benzema on the Real Madrid striker's official Instagram page appears to include the Manchester United badge.
May 22, 22:09
Premier League match ball take on the first day of the 2015/16 season on August 8, 2015
Video: Sports Mole Reader Awards - Overall Player of the Season
See who you voted for as the overall Player of the Season in the 2015-16 Sports Mole Reader Awards.
May 16, 22:00
Premier League match ball take on the first day of the 2015/16 season on August 8, 2015
Video: Sports Mole Reader Awards - La Liga Player of the Season
See who you voted for as the La Liga Player of the Season in the 2015-16 Sports Mole Reader Awards.
May 16, 16:00
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his first during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid on May 14, 2016
Result: Real Madrid miss out on La Liga title despite win over Deportivo
Real Madrid miss out on the La Liga title despite beating Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 at the Riazor in their final game of the season.
May 14, 17:50
Gareth Bale celebrates with his Real Madrid teammates after opening the scoring in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City on May 4, 2016
Preview: Deportivo La Coruna vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid at the Riazor.
May 13, 13:26
French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, French defender Raphael Varane, French midfielder Paul Pogba, French forward Olivier Giroud, French midfielder Antoine Griezmann and French defender Bacary Sagna celebrate after Giroud opened the scoring during a friendly
Hosts France name Euro 2016 squad
Ten Premier League players are named in the France squad for the upcoming European Championships, which they will host.
May 12, 20:32
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo to feature'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes that both Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will feature in Sunday's La Liga clash with Valencia.
May 7, 20:32
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Valencia
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Valencia at the Bernabeu.
May 6, 13:11
Gareth Bale celebrates with his Real Madrid teammates after opening the scoring in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City on May 4, 2016
Result: Real Madrid make Champions League final
Real Madrid book their spot in the Champions League final courtesy of a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the second leg of their semi-final at the Bernabeu.
May 4, 21:38
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal against Levante on March 2, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo returns for Real Madrid against Manchester City
Cristiano Ronaldo is back in the starting lineup as Real Madrid take on Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu.
May 4, 18:44
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo watches on from the sidelines during his side's Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City on April 26, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews the Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Bernabeu.
May 3, 17:08
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo "100% fit" for Manchester City showdown
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane confirms that Cristiano Ronaldo will be "100% fit" for tomorrow's Champions League semi-final showdown against Manchester City.
May 3, 13:08
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates with Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring Real's opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 15, 2015
Zinedine Zidane hopeful on Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema fitness
Zinedine Zidane hopes that Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to play in next week's meeting with Manchester City, having sat out the win at Real Sociedad.
Apr 30, 19:50
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid on April 30, 2016
Result: Real Madrid temporarily go top of La Liga table
Gareth Bale scores 10 minutes from time as Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Anoeta to move to the top of the La Liga table ahead of Barcelona's Sociedad clash.
Apr 30, 16:52
Southampton's Irish striker Shane Long celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 28, 2015
Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole casts its eye forward to Sunday's Premier League match at St Mary's as Southampton take on Manchester City.
Apr 30, 15:59
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Team News: Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo absent for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo miss Real Madrid's trip to Real Sociedad.
Apr 30, 14:17
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane 'concerned' about injuries
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits that he is "concerned" by his team's current injury problems ahead of games against Real Sociedad and Manchester City.
Apr 29, 19:14
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid at the Anoeta.
Apr 28, 22:40
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
Real Madrid confirm hamstring injury for Karim Benzema
Real Madrid confirm that Karim Benzema has suffered a right hamstring injury but give no estimation on how long the French striker might be sidelined for.
Apr 28, 20:06
Jurgen Norbert Klopp knows where his loyalties lie during the Europa League quarter-final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund on April 14, 2016
Preview: Villarreal vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg between Villarreal and Liverpool at Estadio El Madrigal.
Apr 27, 11:51
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane "happy" with goalless draw
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that he is "happy" with his team's goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Manchester City.
Apr 26, 22:25

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2Real Madrid11003033
3Sevilla11006423
4Las PalmasLas Palmas11004223
5Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo11002113
6Sporting GijonSporting Gijon11002113
7Leganes11001013
8AlavesAlaves10101101
9Atletico MadridAtletico10101101
10Granada10101101
11Malaga10101101
12Osasuna10101101
13Villarreal10101101
14Athletic Bilbao100112-10
15EibarEibar100112-10
16Celta Vigo100101-10
17Espanyol100146-20
18Valencia100124-20
19Real Sociedad100103-30
20Real Betis100126-40