Karim Benzema

Born: December 19, 1987 (age 29)

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 1,506 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Liverpool 'considering Karim Benzema swoop'
Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Karim Benzema should Real Madrid complete the signing of Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco this summer.
13:39
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the stands ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Result: Manchester United beat Real Madrid on penalties
Manchester United beat Real Madrid 2-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in their International Champions Cup fixture on Sunday night.
Jul 24, 00:18
AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe lines up ahead of the Champions League game against Manchester City on February 21, 2017
Fernando Morientes tips Zinedine Zidane to sign new striker
Former Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes backs Los Blancos to move for a new centre-forward this summer following the departure of Alvaro Morata.
Jul 21, 19:26
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Arsenal to turn to Karim Benzema if Alexis Sanchez leaves?
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is the man Arsene Wenger wants to replace Alexis Sanchez if the Chilean leaves Arsenal in the coming weeks, a report claims.
Jul 18, 21:44
AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe in action during the Champions League match against Manchester City on February 21, 2017
Arsenal increase offer for AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe?
Arsenal reportedly increase their offer for AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe to £123m as Arsene Wenger continues to pursue the in-demand teenager.
Jul 14, 18:13
France's forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his teams third goal with midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, 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,
Karim Benzema wins appeal to have blackmail case re-examined
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema wins his appeal to have the blackmail case involving former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena re-examined.
Jul 11, 19:09
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Keylor Navas would not sign Lionel Messi for Real Madrid
Keylor Navas does not believe that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is good enough to dislodge any of Real Madrid's forward players.
Jul 4, 21:47
Alvaro Morata in action for Real Madrid against Espanyol in La Liga on September 18, 2016
Alvaro Morata 'quits honeymoon to complete Manchester United move'
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata reportedly returns from his honeymoon in Ibiza in order to complete his proposed £70m move to Manchester United.
Jun 29, 20:01
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema 'dreams' of winning more titles with Real Madrid
Karim Benzema attempts to put an end to speculation over his future by insisting that his dream is "to continue winning titles with Real Madrid".
Jun 23, 14:59
France's forward Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the 1-0 during the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016
Olivier Giroud tired of "tedious" criticism by France fans
Olivier Giroud claims that France fans who consistently criticise his displays on Les Bleus duty are "a bit tedious".
Jun 12, 17:47
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3, 2017
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Champions League glory
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid defeat Juventus to claim back-to-back Champions League victories.
Jun 3, 21:40
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Team News: Isco starts, Gareth Bale on bench
Gareth Bale starts on the bench as Real Madrid face Juventus in the Champions League final.
Jun 3, 18:40
Gareth Bale poses with his winners' medal after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Gareth Bale 'would accept' Champions League final bench role
Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale insists that he 'would understand' if he started the 2017 Champions League final on the bench.
May 30, 20:35
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo hails "spectacular end" to La Liga season
Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he is delighted with his side's "spectacular end" to the season as they claimed their first La Liga title since 2012.
May 22, 09:41
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hails "incredible" title triumph
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane believes that it was "very important" for his side to end their five-year wait for the La Liga title with victory over Malaga.
May 21, 22:37
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid land 33rd La Liga title after beating Malaga
Real Madrid win La Liga for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign after recording a 2-0 victory over Malaga at La Rosaleda.
May 21, 20:47
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the action from La Rosaleda as Real Madrid beat Malaga to win the La Liga title.
May 21, 18:00
Luka Modric in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Preview: Malaga vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Real Madrid's crunch title clash away at Malaga as Zinedine Zidane's charges aim to wrap up their 33rd La Liga crown.
May 19, 17:08
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his first during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid on May 14, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo brace puts Real Madrid within one point of La Liga title
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid brush aside Celta Vigo 4-1 at Balaidos, leaving them on the brink of a first La Liga title since 2012.
May 17, 21:50
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: Five changes for Real Madrid at Celta Vigo
Real Madrid make five changes ahead of their La Liga trip to Celta Vigo on Wednesday night.
May 17, 19:10
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Celta Vigo, as a Cristiano Ronaldo brace moved Los Blancos closer to the title.
May 17, 19:00
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane celebrate after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Real Madrid reach Champions League final
Real Madrid will face Juventus in the 2017 Champions League final after recording a 4-2 aggregate success over city rivals Atletico Madrid.
May 10, 21:38
Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan defender Jose Maria Gimenez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Elche FC vs Club Atletico Madrid at the Martin Valero stadium in Valencia on December 6, 2014
Team News: Atletico Madrid's Jose Gimenez returns, Danilo starts for Real Madrid
Jose Gimenez returns to Atletico Madrid's starting lineup, while Danilo gets the nod for Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League semi-final.
May 10, 18:42
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane celebrate after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid from the Vicente Calderon.
May 9, 11:10
James Rodriguez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Eibar on April 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid thrash Granada to move level at top of La Liga
James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata help themselves to a couple of goals apiece as Real Madrid cruise to a 4-0 win over Granada.
May 6, 21:35
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets hat-trick against Atletico Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo scores another hat-trick as Real Madrid record a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Bernabeu.
May 2, 21:38
Cristiano Ronaldo has an unsuccessful attempt during extra time of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid from the Bernabeu.
May 1, 19:01
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Marcelo nets late on as Real Madrid beat Valencia
Real Madrid move three points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after recording a 2-1 win over Valencia at the Bernabeu.
Apr 29, 17:05
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Barcelona battle back at Bernabeu to take top spot from Real Madrid
Barcelona come out on top 3-2 against Real Madrid in an El Clasico thriller at Estadio Bernabeu to move to the top of La Liga.
Apr 23, 21:41
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid lineup for El Clasico showdown
Gareth Bale returns to the Real Madrid starting XI for their El Clasico showdown with Barcelona.
Apr 23, 18:51
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Real Madrid through to Champions League semi-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 4-2 in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final to march on to the semi-finals.
Apr 18, 22:17
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (L) and Olympiakos' French defender Arthur Masuaku (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between FCB Bayern Munich and Olympiakos Piraeus on November 24, 2015
Team News: Robert Lewandowski starts against Real Madrid
Robert Lewandowski starts for Bayern Munich's Champions League quarter-final trip to Real Madrid.
Apr 18, 18:46
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane on March 6, 2017
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich from the Bernabeu.
Apr 17, 15:00
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema: 'Eden Hazard would fit Real Madrid'
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema says that Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard "would be a good signing" for the Spanish giants.
Apr 17, 13:22
Gareth Bale poses with his winners' medal after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Gareth Bale 'to miss Bayern Munich clash'
A report claims that a calf injury will see Gareth Bale miss Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich.
Apr 17, 12:40
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Report: Arsenal to move for Karim Benzema in case of Alexis Sanchez exit
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing up Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, should the Chilean decide to leave in the summer.
Apr 17, 10:14
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
Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema rested for Sporting Gijon clash
Real Madrid will be without rested duo Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo against Sporting Gijon on Saturday, as well as injured forward Gareth Bale.
Apr 14, 21:29
Cristiano Ronaldo looks downbeat during the Champions League quarter-final between Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo double sinks Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Allianz Arena.
Apr 12, 21:38
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Valencia and Atletico Madrid on March 6, 2016
Result: Antoine Griezmann strikes late to derail Real Madrid's title hopes
Antoine Griezmann scores five minutes from time to cancel out Pepe's opener and earn Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid at the Estadio Bernabeu.
Apr 8, 17:07
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
Team News: BBC return for Madrid derby
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo return as Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid.
Apr 8, 14:16



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