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
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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
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Malaga
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's clash between Real Madrid and Malaga at the Bernabeu as the hosts look to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona.
Apr 16, 18:47
Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid CF and Mario Mandzukic and Diego Godín of Atletico Madrid compete for the header during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Vicente
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid draw 0-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 14, 22:20
Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid CF and Mario Mandzukic and Diego Godín of Atletico Madrid compete for the header during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Vicente
Result: No goals in first leg for Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are level after a goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
Apr 14, 21:38
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
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid still level
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid remain level in their Champions League quarter-final first leg after a goalless first half at Vicente Calderon.
Apr 14, 20:33
Real Madrid pose for a team photo 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
Team News: Gareth Bale returns for Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid
Gareth Bale is recalled to the Real Madrid starting lineup for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at local rivals Atletico Madrid.
Apr 14, 18:46
Dortmund's Serbian midfielder Milos Jojic and Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric and Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, second leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Real
Raul backs Luka Modric to shine against Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric is the man that Atletico Madrid need to keep an eye on in their Champions League quarter-final, says Raul.
Apr 14, 14:20
Javier Hernandez for Real Madrid on December 2, 2014
Guillem Balague: 'Javier Hernandez wants to stay in England'
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague says that striker Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez wants to stay in England and not move abroad this summer.
Apr 14, 05:10
Jese for Real Madrid on January 15, 2015
Jese Rodriguez "very happy" at Real Madrid
Spanish attacker Jese Rodriguez plays down speculation that he wants to leave Real Madrid.
Apr 13, 16:10
Real Madrid's defender Daniel Carvajal vies with Atletico Madrid's Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic during the Spanish Supercup first-leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 19, 201
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the Champions League quarter-final first-leg meeting between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.
Apr 13, 15:11
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.
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 3-0 Eibar
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Eibar 3-0 in La Liga.
Apr 11, 22:45
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Granada FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 5, 2015
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo starts, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale start on the bench
Cristiano Ronaldo retains his usual spot in the starting XI, while Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale start on the bench against Eibar.
Apr 11, 14:39
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
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Eibar
Sports Mole previews the La Liga clash between second-placed Real Madrid and Eibar at the Bernabeu.
Apr 9, 17:58
James Rodriguez (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Mohammed Fatau (L) of Rayo Vallecano de Madrid during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Vallecas Stadium on April 8, 2015
Result: Real Madrid close gap to four points with Rayo Vallecano win
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez give Real Madrid a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano at Teresa Rivero on Wednesday evening.
Apr 8, 22:53
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with Daniel Carvajal as he scores their first and equalising goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid held by Rayo Vallecano at the break
Real Madrid are held to a goalless first half with Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.
Apr 8, 21:49
Real Madrid's players congratulate their teammate Sergio Ramos after he scored a goal against San Lorenzo during their FIFA Club World Cup final football match at the Marrakesh stadium in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on December 20, 2014
Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole looks ahead to Real Madrid's trip to neighbours Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday evening.
Apr 6, 16:05
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Granada FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 5, 2015
Karim Benzema: "Cristiano is a phenomenon"
Cristiano Ronaldo receives high praise from Karim Benzema following his five-goal haul during Real Madrid's 9-1 thrashing of Granada.
Apr 5, 16:35
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Granada FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 5, 2015
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 9-1 Granada
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each individual player performed during Real Madrid's thumping 9-1 La Liga win over Granada.
Apr 5, 14:10
Cristiano Ronaldo (C) of Real Madrid CF hugs Gonzalo Higuain after scoring Real's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between CA Osasuna and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Reyno de Navarra on March 31, 2012
Marcelo hails 'ruthless' Real Madrid after Granada mauling
Real Madrid defender Marcelo hails his teammates for the "spectacular" 9-1 rout of Granada at the Bernabeu.
Apr 5, 13:59
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Villarreal CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 1, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 9-1 Granada
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid thump Granada 9-1 in La Liga.
Apr 5, 13:33
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Granada FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 5, 2015
Result: Real Madrid blitz sorry Granada with nine-goal rout
Cristiano Ronaldo scores five goals as Real Madrid hammer Granada 9-1 at home in La Liga.
Apr 5, 12:49
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with Daniel Carvajal as he scores their first and equalising goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015
Half-Time Report: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick puts Real Madrid in firm control against Granada
Three goals in eight minutes from Cristiano Ronaldo help Real Madrid move into a 4-0 half-time lead at home to Granada in La Liga.
Apr 5, 11:48
James Rodriguez for Real Madrid on February 4, 2015
Team News: James Rodriguez returns for Real Madrid
James Rodriguez returns from a two-month injury absence to start for Real Madrid against Granada in La Liga.
Apr 5, 10:40
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Villarreal CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 1, 2015
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 9-1 Granada - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of Real Madrid's 9-1 thrashing of Granada in La Liga as Cristiano Ronaldo scores five in the Spanish capital.
Apr 5, 10:30
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with Daniel Carvajal as he scores their first and equalising goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Granada
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Granada at the Bernabeu.
Apr 3, 18:17
Cristiano Ronaldo (C) of Real Madrid CF hugs Gonzalo Higuain after scoring Real's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between CA Osasuna and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Reyno de Navarra on March 31, 2012
On this day: Cristiano Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid hammer Osasuna
Three years ago today, a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid recorded a 5-1 win away at Osasuna.
Mar 31, 08:00
Javier Hernandez for Real Madrid on December 2, 2014
Javier Hernandez 'unhappy at Real Madrid'
Mexican forward Javier Hernandez admits that his lack of football at Real Madrid "is frustrating".
Mar 30, 12:13
Brazil's midfielder Luiz Gustavo is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Brazil, on March 26, 2015
Result: France succumb to defeat against clinical Brazil
France succumb to a humiliating 3-1 defeat at the hands of a spirited Brazil side in Thursday evening's friendly at the Stade de France.
Mar 26, 21:54
Brazil's forward Oscar is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Brazil, on March 26, 2015
Half-Time Report: Oscar pulls Brazil level against France after Raphael Varane opens scoring
France and Brazil are level at the break, playing out a 1-1 draw in Thursday evening's friendly at the Stade de France.
Mar 26, 20:50
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
Team News: Karim Benzema named France captain as injured David Luiz misses out for Brazil
Karim Benzema is named France captain for Thursday evening's friendly against Brazil at the Stade de France as the injured David Luiz misses out for the Selecao.
Mar 26, 19:23
Brazil's forward Oscar is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Brazil, on March 26, 2015
Live Commentary: France 1-3 Brazil - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the International friendly between France and Brazil at the Stade de France.
Mar 26, 18:45
Luka Modric for Real Madrid on September 27, 2014
Karim Benzema: 'We have missed Luka Modric'
Real Madrid have suffered without creative midfielder Luka Modric, according to Los Blancos forward Karim Benzema.
Mar 25, 17:13
Juventus' Spanish forward Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring during the Round of 16, second-leg UEFA Champions League football match against Borussia Dortmund on March 18, 2015
Alvaro Morata: 'It is tough for Jese Rodriguez'
Juventus forward Alvaro Morata warns Jese Rodriguez that the Spaniard will find it difficult to secure a regular first-team spot at Real Madrid.
Mar 25, 14:54
Blaise Matuidi of France controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014
Preview: France vs. Brazil
Sports Mole looks ahead to the international friendly in Paris between France and Brazil.
Mar 24, 15:39
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema: "We must keep believing"
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema insists that there is still a long way to go in the La Liga title race.
Mar 24, 14:26
Barcelona's French defender Jeremy Mathieu celebrates after scoring a goal next to Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos during the 'clasico' Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 22, 2015
Match Analysis: Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Camp Nou in La Liga.
Mar 22, 22:43
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates his goal during the 'clasico' Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 22, 2015
Result: Luis Suarez fires Barcelona to victory in El Clasico
Luis Suarez scores the winner as Barcelona record a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in El Clasico to move four points clear in the title race.
Mar 22, 21:51
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with Daniel Carvajal as he scores their first and equalising goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015
Half-Time Report: Cristiano Ronaldo cancels out Jeremy Mathieu opener in El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo cancels out Jeremy Mathieu's header as Barcelona and Real Madrid reach the half-time interval level at 1-1.
Mar 22, 20:48
Malaga's midfielder Santi Cazorla (C) scores during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Malaga at the Santiago Barnabeu stadium in Madrid on March 18, 2012
On this day: Santi Cazorla ends Real Madrid winning run
Three years ago today, a stoppage-time equaliser from Malaga's Santi Cazorla denied Real Madrid a 12th straight victory.
Mar 18, 09:56
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) celebrates a goal with teammate Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (2nd L) during the Spanish league football match on March 15, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 2-0 Levante
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Gareth Bale scores twice in Real Madrid's 2-0 La Liga win over Levante.
Mar 15, 22:30
Gareth Bale (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Simao Mate Junios (L) of Levante UD during tha La Liga match on March 15, 2015
Result: Gareth Bale brace gives Real Madrid the win
Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid end a disappointing week on a high with a 2-0 win over Levante.
Mar 15, 21:51
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TeamPGDPTS
1Barcelona316875
2Real Madrid316573
3Atletico Madrid313466
4Valencia313365
5Sevilla312162
6Villarreal311451
7Malaga31-146
8Espanyol32-142
9Athletic Bilbao31-940
10Celta Vigo31239
11Real Sociedad31-638
12Rayo Vallecano31-2338
13Getafe31-1336
14Eibar31-1531
15Elche31-2831
16Levante32-3029
17Deportivo La Coruna31-2228
18Almeria31-2328
19Granada31-3624
20Cordoba31-3019