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 1,341 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Rio Ferdinand pictured on August 8, 2015
Rio Ferdinand: 'Karim Benzema better than Luis Suarez'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand claims that Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is a tougher opponent than Barcelona's Luis Suarez.
May 30, 13:58
Juanfran and Karim Benzema in action during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Karim Benzema "happy" at Real Madrid
Karim Benzema says that he is "happy" at Real Madrid amid suggestions that Manchester United and AC Milan both want to sign the Frenchman.
May 29, 15:30
Real Madrid players celebrate with the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Real Madrid win 11th European Cup on penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo scores the decisive penalty as Real Madrid record a 5-3 shootout win over Atletico Madrid in the 2016 Champions League final.
May 28, 22:42
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his first during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid on May 14, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Real Madrid in Champions League final against Atletico
Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Milan.
May 28, 18:38
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
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani: 'Karim Benzema out of reach'
AC Milan are not in the running to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid this summer, according to the Italian club's CEO Adriano Galliani.
May 28, 14:35
Saul Niguez and Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on February 27, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's 2016 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Milan.
May 27, 16:37
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Is Jose Mourinho the right man for Manchester United?
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at whether Jose Mourinho is the right man to take over as the new Manchester United manager.
May 27, 12:12
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at San Mames Stadium on September 23, 2015
Karim Benzema tops Jose Mourinho's shortlist at Manchester United?
A report claims that soon-to-be-appointed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is eager to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
May 24, 16:40
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
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema sparks Manchester United rumours
A picture of Karim Benzema on the Real Madrid striker's official Instagram page appears to include the Manchester United badge.
May 22, 22:09
Premier League match ball take on the first day of the 2015/16 season on August 8, 2015
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May 16, 22:00
Premier League match ball take on the first day of the 2015/16 season on August 8, 2015
Video: Sports Mole Reader Awards - La Liga Player of the Season
See who you voted for as the La Liga Player of the Season in the 2015-16 Sports Mole Reader Awards.
May 16, 16:00
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his first during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid on May 14, 2016
Result: Real Madrid miss out on La Liga title despite win over Deportivo
Real Madrid miss out on the La Liga title despite beating Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 at the Riazor in their final game of the season.
May 14, 17:50
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
Preview: Deportivo La Coruna vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid at the Riazor.
May 13, 13:26
French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, French defender Raphael Varane, French midfielder Paul Pogba, French forward Olivier Giroud, French midfielder Antoine Griezmann and French defender Bacary Sagna celebrate after Giroud opened the scoring during a friendly
Hosts France name Euro 2016 squad
Ten Premier League players are named in the France squad for the upcoming European Championships, which they will host.
May 12, 20:32
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo to feature'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes that both Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will feature in Sunday's La Liga clash with Valencia.
May 7, 20:32
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Valencia
Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Valencia at the Bernabeu.
May 6, 13:11
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
Result: Real Madrid make Champions League final
Real Madrid book their spot in the Champions League final courtesy of a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the second leg of their semi-final at the Bernabeu.
May 4, 21:38
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal against Levante on March 2, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo returns for Real Madrid against Manchester City
Cristiano Ronaldo is back in the starting lineup as Real Madrid take on Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu.
May 4, 18:44
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo watches on from the sidelines during his side's Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City on April 26, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews the Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Bernabeu.
May 3, 17:08
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo "100% fit" for Manchester City showdown
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane confirms that Cristiano Ronaldo will be "100% fit" for tomorrow's Champions League semi-final showdown against Manchester City.
May 3, 13:08
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
Zinedine Zidane hopeful on Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema fitness
Zinedine Zidane hopes that Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to play in next week's meeting with Manchester City, having sat out the win at Real Sociedad.
Apr 30, 19:50
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid on April 30, 2016
Result: Real Madrid temporarily go top of La Liga table
Gareth Bale scores 10 minutes from time as Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Anoeta to move to the top of the La Liga table ahead of Barcelona's Sociedad clash.
Apr 30, 16:52
Southampton's Irish striker Shane Long celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 28, 2015
Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole casts its eye forward to Sunday's Premier League match at St Mary's as Southampton take on Manchester City.
Apr 30, 15:59
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Team News: Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo absent for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo miss Real Madrid's trip to Real Sociedad.
Apr 30, 14:17
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane 'concerned' about injuries
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits that he is "concerned" by his team's current injury problems ahead of games against Real Sociedad and Manchester City.
Apr 29, 19:14
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid at the Anoeta.
Apr 28, 22:40
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at San Mames Stadium on September 23, 2015
Real Madrid confirm hamstring injury for Karim Benzema
Real Madrid confirm that Karim Benzema has suffered a right hamstring injury but give no estimation on how long the French striker might be sidelined for.
Apr 28, 20:06
Jurgen Norbert Klopp knows where his loyalties lie during the Europa League quarter-final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund on April 14, 2016
Preview: Villarreal vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg between Villarreal and Liverpool at Estadio El Madrigal.
Apr 27, 11:51
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane "happy" with goalless draw
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that he is "happy" with his team's goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Manchester City.
Apr 26, 22:25
Luka Modric of Real Madrid is flanked by Manchester City pair Fernando and Fernandinho during the Champions League semi-final first leg on April 26, 2016
Result: Manchester City, Real Madrid play out goalless draw
Manchester City and Real Madrid play out a goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Etihad on Tuesday night.
Apr 26, 21:37
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal against Levante on March 2, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo misses out for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is left out of the starting XI for Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City after failing a fitness test.
Apr 26, 18:42
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Preview: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.
Apr 26, 12:07
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
Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo 'fit to face Manchester City'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are in line to face Manchester City.
Apr 25, 21:42
Karim Benzema in action during Real Madrid's 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on December 20, 2015
Zinedine Zidane 'unsure' on Karim Benzema fitness
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits that he is 'unsure' whether Karim Benzema will be fit to face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals next week.
Apr 24, 20:08
Gareth Bale reacts to a Rayo goal during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid on April 23, 2016
Zinedine Zidane heaps praise on Real Madrid match-winner Gareth Bale
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hails "spectacular" match-winner Gareth Bale after the Welshman inspired his team to come from behind and win 3-2 at Rayo Vallecano.
Apr 23, 20:37
Gareth Bale reacts to a Rayo goal during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid on April 23, 2016
Result: Gareth Bale inspires Real Madrid to comeback victory
Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid come from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2 and move to the top of the La Liga table in the process.
Apr 23, 16:53
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale in, Cristiano Ronaldo out for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is absent from the Real Madrid matchday squad as Gareth Bale returns to the fold.
Apr 23, 14:07
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's La Liga clash between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid in the Spanish capital.
Apr 21, 18:44
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hails Karim Benzema
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane pays tribute to Karim Benzema after the Frenchman hit his 23rd league goal of the season on Wednesday night.
Apr 21, 12:13
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Result: Real Madrid keep pace with top two in La Liga
Real Madrid move to within one point of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 3-0 victory over Villarreal at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
Apr 20, 22:53
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona382945112298391
2Real Madrid382864110347690
3Atletico MadridAtletico38284663184588
4Villarreal381810104435964
5Athletic Bilbao381881258451362
6Celta Vigo38179125159-860
7Sevilla381410145150152
8Malaga381212143835348
9Real Sociedad38139164548-348
10Real Betis381112153452-1845
11Las PalmasLas Palmas38128184553-844
12Valencia381111164648-244
13Espanyol38127194074-3443
14EibarEibar381110174961-1243
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo38818124561-1642
16Granada38109194669-2339
17Sporting GijonSporting Gijon38109194062-2239
RRayo Vallecano38911185273-2138
RGetafe3899203767-3036
RLevante3888223770-3332
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