Karim Benzema

Born: December 19, 1987 (age 27)

Height: 6'1.5" (187cm)

Hometown: Lyon, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Striker
Team: Real Madrid (no. 9)
Career History
Youth1996-2005Lyon
Senior2005-2009Lyon
2009-Real Madrid
International2007-France
Sports Mole has 947 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group B football match Real Madrid CF vs Liverpool FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 4, 2014
Real Madrid confirm Karim Benzema injury
Karim Benzema will miss Real Madrid's final game of the season against Getafe after injuring his thigh muscle.
May 22, 02:52
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid FC vs Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 13, 2015
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Getafe
Sports Mole looks ahead to the final day of La Liga as Real Madrid look to finish a trophiless season on a high in the visit of Getafe.
May 21, 20:12
Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez reacts past Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014
Giorgio Chiellini: 'I bear no Luis Suarez grudge'
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini insists that he holds no ill-feeling towards Luis Suarez, despite being bitten by the Uruguayan in the World Cup last summer.
May 19, 22:37
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema to miss Getafe match?
A thigh injury will reportedly keep Karim Benzema out of Real Madrid's final La Liga game of the season against Getafe.
May 18, 18:43
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015
Result: Real Madrid miss out on La Liga crown despite Espanyol win
Real Madrid beat Espanyol 4-1 in Catalunya, but Barcelona's win away to Atletico Madrid sees Luis Enrique's side crowned champions.
May 17, 19:50
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale gestures during the UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg football match Real Madrid FC vs Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 13, 2015
Preview: Espanyol vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the match between Espanyol and Real Madrid at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat as Los Blancos try to take the La Liga title race to the final game.
May 14, 18:31
Juventus players celebrate following their progression to the final during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 13, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 1-1 Juventus (Juve win 3-2 on aggregate)
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Juventus book their spot in the Champions League final at the expense of Real Madrid.
May 13, 22:35
Juventus' Spanish forward Alvaro Morata (UP) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg football match Real Madrid FC vs Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 13, 2015
Result: Alvaro Morata haunts Real Madrid to send Juventus into Champions League final
Alvaro Morata's goal proves to be the difference against his former club as Juventus send Real Madrid crashing out to reach the final of the Champions League.
May 13, 21:39
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid FC vs Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 13, 2015
Half-Time Report: Cristiano Ronaldo sets Real Madrid on course for Champions League final
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a first-half penalty to hand Real Madrid the advantage on away goals in their Champions League semi-final second leg against Juventus.
May 13, 20:33
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Team News: Karim Benzema back for Real Madrid to face Juventus
Real Madrid and Juventus make one change apiece for their Champions League semi-final second leg, with Karim Benzema and Paul Pogba returning.
May 13, 18:42
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti unsure of Karim Benzema start
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admits that he has not decided whether to start Karim Benzema in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Juventus.
May 12, 16:12
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group B football match Real Madrid CF vs Liverpool FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 4, 2014
Karim Benzema returns to Real Madrid squad
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema overcomes a knee complaint to feature in the squad that will take on Juventus tomorrow.
May 12, 14:38
Patrice Evra of Juventus takes on Daniel Carvajal of Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Juventus and Real Madrid CF at Juventus Arena on May 5, 2015
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Juventus
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Juventus at the Bernabeu.
May 11, 18:55
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti: 'Karim Benzema could be ready for Juventus'
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema could be fit to face Juventus in their Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday, according to Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti.
May 11, 15:28
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema of France leaves the field after the first half of the friendly football game between The Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Madrid in Pasadena, California on August 7, 2010
Report: Real Madrid to cash in on Karim Benzema
Real Madrid will cash in on Karim Benzema at the end of the season and use the money to reinvest in a younger, more prolific forward, according to reports.
May 10, 13:54
Real Madrid's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 22, 2015
Team News: Javier Hernandez starts for Real Madrid against Valencia
Javier Hernandez starts for Real Madrid against Valencia as Karim Benzema is not risked at the Bernabeu.
May 9, 18:17
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Valencia
Sports Mole looks ahead to Real Madrid's visit of Valencia in a clash that has major implications for both sides.
May 8, 12:26
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Report: Manchester City want Karim Benzema
A report claims that Manchester City want to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this summer.
May 4, 15:13
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo scores a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match against Juventus on October 23, 2013
Preview: Juventus vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Champions League semi-final first-leg clash between Juventus and defending champions Real Madrid.
May 4, 11:30
Javier Hernandez of Real Madrid CF celebrates as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Bernabeu on April 22, 2015
Javier Hernandez: 'I'm no benchwarmer'
Javier Hernandez tells Real Madrid not to avail of the chance to sign him permanently if they intend on using him sparingly again next season.
May 4, 00:35
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti cautious over Karim Benzema gamble
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is wary of gambling on the fitness of striker Karim Benzema ahead of a season-defining run of four fixtures in 10 days.
May 1, 20:42
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Ludogorets on December 9, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti: 'Gareth Bale available for Sevilla'
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti reveals that Gareth Bale should be available for their La Liga clash with Sevilla after recovering from a calf injury.
May 1, 20:10
Sevilla coach Unai Emery watches on during a game with Atletico Madrid on August 18, 2013
Preview: Sevilla vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole looks ahead to the La Liga showdown at the Estadio Ramon between Sevilla and Real Madrid.
Apr 30, 20:58
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 3-0 Almeria
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid record a 3-0 win over Almeria in La Liga.
Apr 29, 23:25
Jese for Real Madrid on January 15, 2015
Five changes for Real Madrid against Almeria
Carlo Ancelotti makes five changes to his Real Madrid side for their La Liga clash with Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Apr 29, 18:15
Martin Odegaard of Real Madrid Castilla celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the Segunda Division B match between Real Madrid Castilla v Barakaldo CF at estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on February 21, 2015 in
Martin Odegaard in line for first Real Madrid appearance
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti reveals that youngster Martin Odegaard is one of three youth team players to form part of his squad for the match against Almeria.
Apr 28, 12:34
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Bayern Munchen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Almeria
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Almeria at the Bernabeu.
Apr 27, 17:57
Jese for Real Madrid on January 15, 2015
Report: Jese Rodriguez to seek Real Madrid exit
A report claims that Jese Rodriguez wants to leave Real Madrid this summer in search of regular football.
Apr 27, 12:51
Javier Hernandez of Real Madrid CF celebrates as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Bernabeu on April 22, 2015
James Rodriguez hails Javier Hernandez
Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez says that Javier Hernandez "deserves everything that's happening to him" following an impressive run of form.
Apr 27, 12:13
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Match Analysis: Celta Vigo 2-4 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo 4-2 in La Liga.
Apr 26, 22:30
Javier Hernandez of Real Madrid CF celebrates as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Bernabeu on April 22, 2015
Team News: Javier Hernandez continues up front for injury-hit Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti names two changes in Real Madrid's crucial visit to Celta Vigo.
Apr 26, 19:20
Javier Hernandez of Real Madrid CF celebrates as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Bernabeu on April 22, 2015
Carlo Ancelotti: 'Javier Hernandez can be an important player for us'
Carlo Ancelotti insists that Javier Hernandez can be an important player for Real Madrid after the striker was their Champions League hero against Atletico Madrid.
Apr 25, 18:03
Real Madrid's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 22, 2015
Preview: Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole takes a look at both sides ahead of Sunday's La Liga clash between Celta Vigo and Real Madrid.
Apr 24, 16:29
Real Madrid's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 22, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 to advance into the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Apr 22, 22:28
Real Madrid's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 22, 2015
Result: Late Javier Hernandez strike sends Real Madrid into semi-finals
Javier Hernandez scores the only goal of the tie two minutes from time to send Real Madrid into the Champions League semis at the expense of Atletico Madrid.
Apr 22, 21:37
Real Madrid's goalkeeper Iker Casillas punches the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 22, 2015
Half-Time Report: Stalemate in Madrid derby
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid remain goalless after the first half of their Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Bernabeu.
Apr 22, 20:32
Real Madrid line up prior to the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Bernabeu on April 22, 2015
Team News: Javier Hernandez up front for injury-hit Real Madrid
Javier Hernandez starts for Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid.
Apr 22, 18:51
Pepe of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring his team's 2nd goal from the penalty spot during the La Liga match against FC Barcelona on October 25, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti to play Pepe in midfield for Atletico Madrid showdown?
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly considering using Pepe in midfield for their Champions League quarter-final second leg with Atletico Madrid.
Apr 22, 15:35
Miranda of Atletico Madrid and James Rodriguez of Real Madrid CF battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 14, 2015
Guillem Ballague: 'Injuries make Atletico Madrid favourites'
Injuries to several of Real Madrid's key players make Atletico favourites to win their Champions League quarter-final tie, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Ballague.
Apr 22, 15:18
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Report: Karim Benzema to face late fitness test
A report claims that Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti will wait until the last minute to decide whether Karim Benzema is fit enough to face Atletico Madrid.
Apr 21, 13:11
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona373034108198993
2Real Madrid372926111357689
3Atletico MadridAtletico37238667293877
4Valencia372111567303774
5Sevilla37227868432573
6Villarreal371612948331560
7Athletic Bilbao371410133841-352
8Malaga37148154045-550
9Espanyol371310144548-349
10Rayo Vallecano37154184464-2049
11Celta Vigo371212134442248
12Real Sociedad371013144049-943
13ElcheElche37117193562-2740
14Getafe37107203057-2737
15Levante3799193467-3336
16Granada37713172964-3534
17Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo37713173358-2534
18EibarEibar3788213155-2432
19Almeria3788213361-2832
RCordobaCordoba37311232265-4320