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 1,397 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) vies with Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane during the Spanish league 'Clasico' football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 21, 2015.
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the first El Clasico of the season as Barcelona host Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
15:05
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 hits brace in Real Madrid win
Real Madrid go seven points clear at the top of La Liga courtesy of a 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 26, 17:08
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid character
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praises his side following Tuesday's 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.
Nov 23, 13:26
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
Result: Karim Benzema fires Real Madrid into last 16 of Champions League
Real Madrid book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon.
Nov 22, 21:41
Sergio Ramos kisses the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Sergio Ramos returns to Real Madrid starting XI against Sporting Lisbon
Real Madrid make one change to their starting XI ahead of their Champions League trip to Sporting Lisbon, with captain Sergio Ramos replacing Nacho in defence.
Nov 22, 19:26
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his first during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid on May 14, 2016
Live Commentary: Sporting Lisbon 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over 10-man Sporting Lisbon as goals from Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema fire Los Blancos into the last 16 of the Champions League.
Nov 22, 18:44
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
France boss Didier Deschamps hints at Karim Benzema return
Didier Deschamps says that Karim Benzema's 'situation may change' by the time the next international break arrives, having been overlooked by France for the past year.
Nov 22, 12:15
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Zinedine Zidane expects "very difficult" test against Sporting Lisbon
Zinedine Zidane tells his Real Madrid players that "winning against Atletico means nothing" when it comes to locking horns with Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday evening.
Nov 21, 20:37
Manchester United's midfielder Ryan Giggs controls the ball during a friendly football match between AIK and Manchester United on August 6, 2013
Gareth Bale: 'Ryan Giggs is my greatest ever teammate'
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says that Wales legend Ryan Giggs is the greatest player he has played with during his career.
Nov 18, 16:56
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Alvaro Morata ruled out of Madrid derby with muscle strain
Alvaro Morata will miss Real Madrid's La Liga clash with rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening, and is also a major doubt for the meeting with Barcelona next month.
Nov 16, 20:29
Juanfran and Karim Benzema in action during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Marco Asensio plays down Real Madrid's injury concerns
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio insists that his team are not concerned with their injury list ahead of Saturday's Madrid derby with Atletico Madrid.
Nov 16, 15:55
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Leganes in La Liga.
Nov 6, 10:15
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Result: Impressive Legia Warsaw share points with Real Madrid
Real Madrid are made to wait to secure qualification into the knockout round of the Champions League after a 3-3 draw with Legia Warsaw in Poland.
Nov 2, 21:43
Karim 'To the left, to the left' Benzema celebrates during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Team News: Karim Benzema, Alvaro Morata both start for Real Madrid against Legia Warsaw
Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata both start in attack for Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League group match against Legia Warsaw in Poland.
Nov 2, 19:05
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Live Commentary: Legia Warsaw 3-3 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Champions League Group F match between Legia Warsaw and Real Madrid from Poland.
Nov 2, 18:45
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane pleased with Alvaro Morata, Karim Benzema
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata are "both doing very well" despite the former's struggles this season.
Oct 30, 12:27
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 nets hat-trick in Real Madrid win
Real Madrid extend their lead at the top of La Liga to three points courtesy of a 4-1 win over Alaves on Saturday afternoon.
Oct 29, 17:10
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Result: Alvaro Morata strike sends Real Madrid top of La Liga
Alvaro Morata scores seven minutes from time as Real Madrid edge out Athletic Bilbao and go top of the Primera Division.
Oct 23, 21:44
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid put five past Legia Warsaw
Real Madrid move onto seven points in Group F after recording a 5-1 win over Polish side Legia Warsaw in the Champions League.
Oct 18, 21:35
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane "very pleased" with five-goal win
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praises his team following Saturday's 6-1 win over Real Betis, which ended a run of four games without a win.
Oct 16, 18:43
Isco in action for Real Madrid on September 18, 2016
Result: Isco nets brace in Real Madrid rout
Real Madrid regain second position in La Liga courtesy of a 6-1 win over Real Betis in Saturday night's clash in Seville.
Oct 15, 21:33
Isco in action for Real Madrid on September 18, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Betis 1-6 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Betis and Real Madrid in Seville.
Oct 15, 18:45
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid "cannot continue like this"
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane plays down talk of a "crisis" at the Bernabeu after seeing his side draw for the fourth game in a row.
Oct 2, 19:59
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid held at home by in-form Eibar
Real Madrid fail to win for the the fourth successive match as the capital side are held to a 1-1 draw by Eibar at the Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon.
Oct 2, 17:05
Dortmund's head coach Thomas Tuchel reacts during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg football match between Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsberger AC on August 6, 2015
Result: Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid share the spoils
Borussia Dortmund twice come from behind to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid in Tuesday night's Champions League clash in Germany.
Sep 27, 21:38
A general view during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 30, 2011
Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata: 'We dropped two big points'
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata admits that his team dropped two big points in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Las Palmas.
Sep 25, 19:13
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Result: Las Palmas hold Real Madrid to draw
Las Palmas come from behind on two separate occasions to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid in Saturday night's La Liga clash in Gran Canaria.
Sep 24, 21:36
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Las Palmas and Real Madrid from Gran Canaria.
Sep 24, 18:45
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Preview: Las Palmas vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday night's La Liga clash between Las Palmas and Real Madrid from Gran Canaria.
Sep 23, 13:13
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Villarreal earn a point at the Bernabeu
Real Madrid's 100% start to the La Liga season is over after being held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal at the Bernabeu.
Sep 21, 20:53
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane "happy" with Espanyol success
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hails his team following Sunday's 2-0 win over Espanyol, which maintained Los Blancos' 100% start to the new La Liga campaign.
Sep 19, 13:53
James Rodriguez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Eibar on April 9, 2016
James Rodriguez "always wanted" Real Madrid
Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez says that he has "always wanted" to be at the Bernabeu after scoring in Sunday's 2-0 win over Espanyol.
Sep 19, 13:13
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Result: Real Madrid go top of La Liga with win over Espanyol
Real Madrid return to first position in La Liga courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Espanyol in Sunday night's clash in Barcelona.
Sep 18, 21:35
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: Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez handed first league starts
Real Madrid, without Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, hand first league starts of the season to Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez for the trip to Espanyol.
Sep 18, 19:02
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Espanyol 0-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Espanyol and Real Madrid from El Prat.
Sep 18, 18:45
Gareth Bale poses with his winners' medal after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Report: Gareth Bale to miss Espanyol trip
A report claims that Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's La Liga clash with Espanyol this weekend with the hip problem that he suffered against Sporting Lisbon.
Sep 15, 14:33
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on January 31, 2016
Result: Alvaro Morata breaks Sporting Lisbon hearts in Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo scores an 89th-minute equaliser before Alvaro Morata wins it for Real Madrid as the Spanish side beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 in Madrid.
Sep 14, 21:45
Cristiano Ronaldo holds up the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo fit to start against former club
Cristiano Ronaldo is deemed fit enough to start Real Madrid's Champions League tie against former club Sporting Lisbon.
Sep 14, 18:51
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hints at Karim Benzema, Alvaro Morata pairing
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hints that he would be prepared to select both Alvaro Morata and Karim Benzema in the same starting XI.
Sep 11, 17:55
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane celebrate after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hails "special" Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hails Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese made a scoring return against Osasuna on Saturday afternoon.
Sep 11, 16:58

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid13103036112533
2Barcelona1383233141927
3Sevilla138322418627
4Atletico MadridAtletico1373328111724
5Real Sociedad137242214823
6Villarreal136431910922
7EibarEibar136342016421
8Athletic Bilbao136251716120
9Celta Vigo136252123-220
10Las PalmasLas Palmas135442421319
11Malaga135442119219
12Espanyol134631717018
13AlavesAlaves134451316-316
14Real Betis134271425-1114
15Leganes134181125-1413
16Valencia133281724-711
17Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo132471323-1010
18Sporting GijonSporting Gijon132381227-159
19Osasuna131481226-147
20Granada130581129-185
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