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 1,438 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Team News: Four changes for Real Madrid ahead of Las Palmas clash
Zinedine Zidane makes four changes to the Real Madrid starting XI from their 3-2 win over Villarreal as they host Las Palmas in La Liga.
19:47
Gareth Bale puts a tender arm around Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid launch stunning second-half comeback to move top of La Liga
Real Madrid launch a stunning but controversial second-half comeback to beat Villarreal 3-2 and regain their spot at the top of La Liga.
Feb 26, 21:43
Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live in Bournemouth on March 19, 2012
Paul Merson launches scathing attack on 'shambolic' Arsenal
Paul Merson expects Arsenal to lose both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the summer due to their 'shambolic' financial backers who are happy to settle for second best.
Feb 17, 22:16
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema "really proud" of performance
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema reveals his delight after ending his goal drought in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Napoli.
Feb 16, 12:54
Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina in action during his side's international friendly with England at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Pepe Reina: 'We can still overcome Real Madrid'
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina insists that his team can overcome Real Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League clash.
Feb 16, 11:32
Napoli's coach Maurizio Sarri looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between Napoli and Club Brugge KV on September 17, 2015
Maurizio Sarri: 'Real Madrid best team in world'
Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri brands Real Madrid "the best team in the world" following Wednesday's 3-1 defeat at the Bernabeu.
Feb 16, 10:36
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'Still work to do in Champions League last-16 tie'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane warns his team that their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League is not yet secure.
Feb 16, 09:40
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Casemiro hits stunner in Real Madrid win
Real Madrid come one goal from behind to record a 3-1 win over Napoli in the first leg of their last-16 clash in the Champions League.
Feb 15, 21:39
James Rodriguez for Real Madrid on February 4, 2015
Team News: James Rodriguez starts alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane makes three changes to his starting XI ahead of their Champions League last-16 first leg against Napoli at the Bernabeu.
Feb 15, 19:07
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 3-1 Napoli - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the first leg of the Champions League last-16 clash between Real Madrid and Napoli from the Bernabeu.
Feb 15, 18:45
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Real Madrid back on top of La Liga
Real Madrid regain first position in La Liga, passing Barcelona in the process, after recording a 3-1 victory at basement side Osasuna.
Feb 11, 21:40
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Real Madrid 'to offer Karim Benzema new deal'
A report claims that Real Madrid will offer Karim Benzema a new long-term contract at the end of the season.
Feb 10, 22:15
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring against Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League on March 10, 2016
Borussia Dortmund 'slap £60m price tag on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang'
Borussia Dortmund reportedly place a £60m price tag on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to ward off potential suitors.
Feb 9, 19:31
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring a second goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Saint-Etienne at the Gerland stadium in Lyon, southeastern France, on November 8, 2015
Lyon: 'Alexandre Lacazette allowed to leave'
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insists that Alexandre Lacazette will be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season.
Feb 7, 17:46
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema 'considering leaving Real Madrid'
A report claims that French forward Karim Benzema could leave Real Madrid at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.
Feb 6, 09:56
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Arsene Wenger responds to rumours linking Arsenal to Karim Benzema
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rubbishes rumours about a move for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, claiming that the club are always linked to him "because he's French".
Jan 30, 11:28
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Real Madrid go four points clear at top of La Liga
Mateo Kovacic, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata register as Real Madrid extend their lead at the top of La Liga to four points with a 3-0 win over Real Sociedad.
Jan 29, 21:32
Leicester City forward Islam Slimani in action during his side's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on November 6, 2016
Leicester City 'reject Tianjin Quanjian bid for Islam Slimani'
Leicester City reportedly reject a £30m bid for Islam Slimani from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.
Jan 26, 16:03
Celta Vigo's Argentinian coach Eduardo Berizzo (L) gestures during the Spanish league football match Celta Vigo vs FC Barcelona at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on September 23, 2015
Result: Celta Vigo knock Real Madrid out of Copa del Rey
Celta Vigo beat Real Madrid 4-3 on aggregate to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the 2017 Copa del Rey.
Jan 25, 22:08
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema lead Real Madrid attack
Real Madrid start with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema up front for the trip to Celta Vigo.
Jan 25, 19:24
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 2-1 Malaga - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of the La Liga showdown between Real Madrid and Malaga.
Jan 21, 14:21
Celta Vigo's forward Iago Aspas celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Celta Vigo vs Real CD Espanyol at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on December 12, 2015.
Result: Real Madrid shocked by Celta Vigo in first leg of Copa del Rey tie
Real Madrid fall to a 2-1 defeat at home to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final tie.
Jan 18, 22:06
Diego Costa celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on December 31, 2016
Diego Costa move to China 'scuppered by rule change'
The owner of Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian claims that rule changes in the division have scuppered a move for Diego Costa, Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani.
Jan 17, 14:00
Stevan Jovetic of Internazionale Milano in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 23, 2015
Result: Stevan Jovetic stunner ends Real Madrid unbeaten run
Stevan Jovetic scores in the 91st minute as Real Madrid's unbeaten streak ends with defeat against Sevilla.
Jan 15, 21:39
Karim Benzema celebrates with Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Real Madrid publicly back Sergio Ramos in Sevilla row
Real Madrid stand by captain Sergio Ramos after he reacted to abuse from Sevilla fans by celebrating in front of them, claiming that his behaviour has been "exemplary"
Jan 14, 15:03
Karim Benzema, who got the keys to my bimmer, scores during the game between Valencia and Real Madrid on January 3, 2016
Result: Late Karim Benzema strike preserves Real Madrid run
Karim Benzema scores in the last minute of stoppage time to extend Real Madrid's unbeaten streak in a 3-3 draw with Sevilla.
Jan 12, 22:15
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Real Madrid thump Granada at Bernabeu
Real Madrid move six points clear of second-placed Barcelona in La Liga courtesy of a 5-0 win over Granada at the Bernabeu.
Jan 7, 13:50
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 5-0 Granada - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Granada at the Bernabeu.
Jan 7, 11:00
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 only makes Real Madrid bench
Karim Benzema only makes the bench for Real Madrid's Copa del Rey clash with Sevilla as Alvaro Morata leads the line at the Bernabeu.
Jan 4, 19:20
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 3-0 Sevilla - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 3-0 in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Jan 4, 19:15
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 treble helps Real Madrid to Club World Cup crown
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick as Real Madrid overcome Kashima Antlers after extra time in the Club World Cup final.
Dec 18, 13:02
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Zinedine Zidane expecting tough Club World Cup final
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane pays tribute to Japanese side Kashima Antlers ahead of Sunday's Club World Cup final.
Dec 17, 22:18
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema: 'Zinedine Zidane is like a brother to me'
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema says that manager Zinedine Zidane is 'like a brother to me'.
Dec 15, 14:59
Karim Benzema in action during Real Madrid's 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on December 20, 2015
Result: Real Madrid make Club World Cup final
Real Madrid will take on Kashima Antlers in the 2016 Club World Cup final on Sunday after beating Club America 2-0 in the competition's second semi-final.
Dec 15, 12:28
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Club America 0-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the second semi-final of the 2016 Club World Cup between Club America and Real Madrid from Yokohama.
Dec 15, 09:30
Sergio Ramos gets involved with the shirtless action after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Real Madrid rescue historic late win
Sergio Ramos scores a 92nd-minute winner to send Real Madrid six points clear courtesy of a 3-2 win over Deportivo, stretching their unbeaten run to a record 35 games.
Dec 10, 21:42
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo among Real Madrid absentees
Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema are all left out of the Real Madrid squad for Saturday's La Liga clash with Deportivo La Coruna.
Dec 9, 15:12
Marco 'Rolls' Reus celebrates scoring during the Europa League quarter-final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund on April 14, 2016
Result: Borussia Dortmund top Group F with draw at Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund secure first position in Group F after drawing 2-2 away to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Dec 7, 21:40
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 2-2 Borussia Dortmund - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund from the Bernabeu.
Dec 7, 18:45
Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 8, 2014
Result: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos heads late equaliser in El Clasico
Sergio Ramos equalises in the final minute as Real Madrid come from one goal behind to draw 1-1 with Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday afternoon.
Dec 3, 17:11



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona25176271215057
2Real Madrid24175261233856
3Sevilla24164448291952
4Atletico MadridAtletico24136544212345
5Real Sociedad2514383934545
6Villarreal25119536191742
7EibarEibar2511684133839
8Athletic Bilbao2411583129238
9Espanyol259973331236
10Celta Vigo2410593737035
11AlavesAlaves2581072429-534
12Las PalmasLas Palmas2578103337-429
13Valencia2585123543-829
14Real Betis2476112538-1327
15Malaga2568113242-1026
16Leganes2556142040-2021
17Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2347122639-1319
18Sporting GijonSporting Gijon2545162754-2717
19Granada2538142252-3017
20Osasuna2517172559-3410
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