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 965 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Rafael Benitez head coach of Napoli during the UEFA Champions League qualifying play-off first leg match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Rafael Benitez at Real Madrid: Five tasks
Sports Mole picks out five tasks that Rafael Benitez needs to complete for his first season in charge of Real Madrid to be a success.
Jun 24, 16:52
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs SD Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 11, 2015.
Manchester United target seven Real Madrid stars in exchange for David de Gea?
Manchester United could reportedly enquire about seven of Real Madrid's first-team stars during negotiations regarding David de Gea.
Jun 23, 06:25
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City on May 10, 2015
Report: Real Madrid contemplate Sergio Aguero move
A report in Spain claims that Real Madrid are eager to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, but they may have to sell players to fund the deal.
Jun 18, 15:38
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 kit unveiling includes Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is among the players selected to model Real Madrid's kit for the 2015-16 campaign, hinting that he may stay at the Bernabeu.
Jun 15, 11:47
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
Rihanna, Karim Benzema spotted together again on 'dinner date' in Santa Monica
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema and popstar Rihanna are spotted together again as they reportedly dine at a restaurant in Santa Monica.
Jun 15, 06:18
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 fuels Rihanna romance rumours as couple spotted again in LA
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema fuels romance rumours with Rihanna by partying with the global superstar in Los Angeles, just days after they met up in New York.
Jun 10, 11:57
John Barnes attends the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013
John Barnes: 'Liverpool can't compete with top clubs for best players'
Former Liverpool winger John Barnes claims that Reds fans should lower their expectations in the transfer market because they can no longer sign "the best in the world".
Jun 8, 22:18
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
Agent rubbishes Karim Benzema exit talk
Karim Benzema's agent insists that the striker wants to stay at Real Madrid following rumours that he could join Manchester United.
Jun 7, 13:39
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Report: Karim Benzema not in Rafael Benitez's plans
Karim Benzema has been made available for transfer by new Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez, according to reports.
Jun 6, 11:21
A general shot of the Champions League trophy.
Preview: Champions League final - Juventus vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole brings you the lowdown on Saturday's Champions League final in Berlin between Juventus and Barcelona.
Jun 5, 12:09
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema agent holds talks with Manchester United?
A report claims that Karim Djaziri, the agent of Karim Benzema, has held talks with Manchester United chiefs over a summer transfer for the Real Madrid star.
Jun 5, 09:12
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema parties with Rihanna in New York City
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is spotted partying in New York City with global popstar Rihanna.
Jun 3, 12:20
Napoli's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during their Italian Super Cup football match against Juventus on December 22, 2014
Report: Louis van Gaal turns to Gonzalo Higuain
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly tracking Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain.
May 31, 12:55
Arsene Wenger the manager of Arsenal directs his players during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on March 9, 2015
Arsene Wenger responds to Arturo Vidal, Karim Benzema rumours
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refuses to confirm an interest in signing Arturo Vidal or Karim Benzema.
May 27, 23:40
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
Manchester United to battle Arsenal for Karim Benzema?
Manchester United could battle Arsenal for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this summer, according to reports.
May 27, 04:39
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
Javier Hernandez to return to Manchester United
Real Madrid decide against taking up the option to make Javier Hernandez's loan move permanent, meaning that the striker will return to parent club Manchester United.
May 26, 21:50
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal during the La Liga match between Cordoba CF and Real Madrid CF at El Arcangel stadium on January 24, 2015
Report: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal eyes Karim Benzema
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is reportedly a transfer target of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
May 26, 15:18
Paul Pogba of Juventus FC celebrates the opening goal with team mate Claudio Marchisio during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and Cagliari Calcio at Juventus Arena on May 09, 2015
Francisco Buyo: 'Paul Pogba wants Real Madrid move'
Paul Pogba wants to leave Juventus and team up with France teammates Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane, says Los Blancos' legendary goalkeeper Francisco Buyo.
May 25, 01:38
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
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CBarcelona383044110218994
2Real Madrid383026118388092
3Atletico MadridAtletico38239667293878
4Valencia382211570323877
5Sevilla38237871452676
6Villarreal3816121048371160
7Athletic Bilbao381510134241155
8Celta Vigo381312134744351
9Malaga38148164248-650
10Espanyol381310154751-449
11Rayo Vallecano38154194668-2249
12Real Sociedad381113144451-746
RElcheElche38118193562-2741
14Levante38910193467-3337
15Getafe38107213364-3137
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo38714173560-2535
17Granada38714172964-3535
18EibarEibar3898213455-2135
RAlmeria3888223564-2932
RCordobaCordoba38311242268-4620
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