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 1,251 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Luka Modric celebrates scoring during the La Liga match between Granada  and Real Madrid on February 7, 2016
Result: Luka Modric stunner keeps Real Madrid in hunt
Luka Modric scores a spectacular late winner as Real Madrid overcome a tricky Granada side in Sunday night's La Liga clash in Andalusia.
Feb 7, 21:21
Real Madrid's French assistant coach Zinedine Zidane looks on before the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 18, 2013
Live Commentary: Granada 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Granada and Real Madrid at Los Carmenes, which ended in a 2-1 away win.
Feb 7, 18:30
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on January 31, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick in Real Madrid rout
Real Madrid return to winning ways in La Liga with a thumping 6-0 victory over out-of-form Espanyol at the Bernabeu on Sunday night.
Jan 31, 21:21
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on January 31, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 6-0 Espanyol - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Espanyol at the Bernabeu, which ended in a 6-0 home win.
Jan 31, 18:30
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA World Club Cup semi-final football match against Cruz Azul on December 16, 2014
Team News: Sergio Ramos back for Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos returns to the fold for Real Madrid's La Liga encounter with Espanyol.
Jan 31, 18:30
James Rodriguez for Real Madrid on February 4, 2015
James Rodriguez hits back at critics
Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez provides a passionate response to those that have criticised him over recent weeks.
Jan 25, 13:28
Real Madrid's French assistant coach Zinedine Zidane looks on before the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 18, 2013
Result: Real Betis hold Real Madrid to draw
Alvaro Cejudo's first-half volley sees struggling Real Betis draw 1-1 with Real Madrid in their La Liga clash in Seville on Sunday night.
Jan 24, 21:21
Real Madrid's French assistant coach Zinedine Zidane looks on before the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 18, 2013
Live Commentary: Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Betis and Real Madrid from Seville, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Jan 24, 18:30
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid lies injured during the La Liga match against Sporting Gijon on January 17, 2016
Zinedine Zidane worried by Gareth Bale injury
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane admits that he is concerned over the injury sustained by Gareth Bale during his side's 5-1 victory over Sporting Gijon.
Jan 17, 22:11
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'More to come from Real Madrid'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane warns that there is more to come from his side after they scored five goals for the second match in a row in victory over Sporting Gijon.
Jan 17, 22:00
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks to score against Sporting Gijon on January 17, 2016
Result: Rampant Real Madrid hammer Sporting Gijon
Real Madrid hit five goals in the first half as they hammer Sporting Gijon at the Bernabeu.
Jan 17, 16:51
Raphael Varane for Real Madrid on November 4, 2014
Team News: Real Madrid bring in Raphael Varane for Sergio Ramos
Zinedine Zidane brings in Raphael Varane for the injured Sergio Ramos as Real Madrid host Sporting Gijon.
Jan 17, 14:11
The FIFA FIFPro World XI assembles on stage at Ballon d'Or Gala 2015 at the Kongresshaus on January 11, 2016
Real Madrid, Barcelona boast four players apiece in FIFPro World XI
Real Madrid and Barcelona provide four players apiece for the 2016 FIFPro World XI, with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leading the line.
Jan 11, 17:50
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane delighted with Real Madrid attitude
New Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is delighted with the attitude shown by his players as they thrashed Deportivo 5-0 in his first match in charge.
Jan 9, 23:02
Gareth Bale scores with his head to complete his hat-trick during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Zinedine Zidane leads Real Madrid to thumping home win
Real Madrid's new era under French manager Zinedine Zidane begins with an impressive 5-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.
Jan 9, 21:22
Isco for Real Madrid on October 29, 2014
Team News: Zinedine Zidane makes two Real Madrid changes in first game in charge
Zinedine Zidane makes two changes to the Real Madrid starting lineup in his first game in charge of Los Blancos as Deportivo La Coruna visit the Bernabeu.
Jan 9, 18:59
Gareth Bale celebrates with Daniel Carvajal during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 5-0 Deportivo La Coruna - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna at the Bernabeu, which ended in a 5-0 home win.
Jan 9, 18:40
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate Real Madrid's third goal during the La Liga match against Almeria on December 12, 2014
Zinedine Zidane: 'BBC must defend'
Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will all have defensive duties at Real Madrid, according to new boss Zinedine Zidane.
Jan 9, 11:07
Fiorentina's Mario Gomez celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Genoa on September 1, 2013
Zinedine Zidane wants Mario Gomez at Real Madrid?
Germany international Mario Gomez is reportedly one of new Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane's main January transfer targets.
Jan 6, 12:28
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea gestures during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015
Report: Jose Mourinho rejected Real Madrid in favour of Manchester United
Jose Mourinho reportedly turned down the chance to return to Real Madrid in order to wait for the Manchester United job to become available in the summer.
Jan 4, 22:57
New Valencia head coach Gary Neville during a training session on December 7, 2015
Valencia boss Gary Neville not content with a point
Valencia boss Gary Neville refuses to be satisfied by his team's point against Real Madrid in Sunday's La Liga fixture at the Mestalla.
Jan 4, 12:13
Gareth Bale is mobbed by teammates after scoring during the game between Valencia and Real Madrid on January 3, 2016
Result: Valencia hold 10-man Real Madrid in tense affair
Gary Neville's Valencia twice come from behind to draw 2-2 with 10-man Real Madrid in Sunday evening's La Liga fixture at the Mestalla.
Jan 3, 21:25
Aymen Abdennour and Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the game between Valencia and Real Madrid on January 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Valencia 2-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Valencia and Real Madrid at the Mestalla, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Jan 3, 18:30
Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the ball before taking a penalty during the game between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad on December 30, 2015
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo's double against Real Sociedad helps Real Madrid end 2015 with win
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Vasquez help Real Madrid to seal a 3-1 win over Real Sociedad to end 2015 on a high.
Dec 30, 16:50
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during Real Madrid's game with Real Sociedad on December 30, 2015
Half-Time Report: Cristiano Ronaldo makes amends for missed penalty by putting Real Madrid ahead
Cristiano Ronaldo makes amends for his missed 24th-minute penalty by slotting home from the spot to put Real Madrid ahead against Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu.
Dec 30, 15:48
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 8, 2015.
Cristiano Ronaldo to spend New Year's Eve with male 'cuddle buddy'
Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly spend New Year's Eve in Morocco with a kickboxer at the centre of bizarre gay allegations.
Dec 29, 16:38
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring in Real Madrid's 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on December 20, 2015
Karim Benzema hires Dubai nightclub for birthday party
Troubled Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema hires out a Dubai nightclub to celebrate his 28th birthday.
Dec 27, 21:59
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale gestures as he celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Getafe CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 5, 2015
Gareth Bale: 'Four-goal haul is perfect Christmas present'
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale describes his four-goal haul in the 10-2 drubbing of Rayo Vallecano as the "perfect Christmas present".
Dec 20, 19:25
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Betis Balompie at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 29, 2015
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 10-2 Rayo Vallecano
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each player performed during Real Madrid's 10-2 win over nine-man Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.
Dec 20, 17:29
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring in Real Madrid's 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on December 20, 2015
Result: Real Madrid hit 10 against Rayo Vallecano
Gareth Bale scores four times at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid beat nine-man Rayo Vallecano 10-2 in La Liga on Sunday afternoon.
Dec 20, 17:00
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 8, 2015.
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 10-2 Rayo Vallecano - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano at the Bernabeu, which ended in a 10-2 home win.
Dec 20, 14:00
Players of Villarreal CF celebrate after their teammate Roberto Soldado scored the opening goal during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Real Madrid CF at El Madrigal on December 13, 2015
Result: Roberto Soldado edges Villarreal past Real Madrid
Roberto Soldado's early strike clinches a 1-0 win for Villarreal as Real Madrid lose ground on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
Dec 13, 21:19
Players of Villarreal CF celebrate after their teammate Roberto Soldado scored the opening goal during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Real Madrid CF at El Madrigal on December 13, 2015
Half-Time Report: Roberto Soldado fires Villarreal ahead of Real Madrid
Roberto Soldado's early strike gives Villarreal a 1-0 half-time lead over Real Madrid.
Dec 13, 20:16
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Rafael Benitez: 'Karim Benzema is an excellent person'
Rafael Benitez hails Karim Benzema as an "excellent person" after the French striker experiences another troubled week.
Dec 12, 14:38
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's opening goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 4, 2015
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger: 'I don't need Karim Benzema, I've got Olivier Giroud'
Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal do not need to buy Karim Benzema because they have Olivier Giroud.
Dec 11, 16:55
France's forward Karim Benzema after an own goal during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Karim Benzema suspended indefinitely from France squad over sex-tape scandal
The French Football Federation suspends Karim Benzema from the France squad indefinitely due to his part in a sex-tape scandal.
Dec 10, 16:22
Wales player Gareth Bale and team mates celebrate after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B Qualifier between Wales and Andorra at Cardiff City stadium on October 13, 2015
Report: Wales players, FAW body resolve payment dispute
A report claims that the recent dispute between a group of Wales players and the Football Association of Wales governing body has now been resolved in full.
Dec 10, 16:10
Real Madrid's coach Rafael Benitez (C) looks on before the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) football match Cadiz CF vs Real Madrid at the Ramon de Carranza in Cadiz on December 2, 2015.
Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez heaps praise on eight-goal stars
Rafael Benitez says that Real Madrid's 8-0 win over Malmo will "strengthen" his team.
Dec 8, 23:14
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 8, 2015.
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 8-0 Malmo
Sports Mole takes a look at how each player performed during Real Madrid's 8-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League.
Dec 8, 23:12
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 8, 201
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 8-0 Malmo
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action from Real Madrid's 8-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League.
Dec 8, 22:30
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona22173256173954
2Atletico MadridAtletico23163434112351
3Real Madrid23155366214550
4Villarreal23136429181145
5Sevilla2310763224837
6Athletic Bilbao2310583330335
7Celta Vigo2310583436-235
8EibarEibar239683631533
9Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2361343128331
10Malaga238692120130
11Real Sociedad2376103134-327
12Getafe2375112635-926
13Real Betis2367101631-1525
14Valencia2351082624225
15Rayo Vallecano2365123047-1723
16Sporting GijonSporting Gijon2264122436-1222
17Espanyol2364132046-2622
18Las PalmasLas Palmas2356122336-1321
19Granada2355132546-2120
20Levante2345142143-2217
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