Karim Benzema

Born: December 19, 1987 (age 27)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Lyon, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Striker
Team: Real Madrid (no. 9)
Career History
Senior2005-2009Lyon
2009-Real Madrid
International2007-France
Sports Mole has 813 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Report: Chelsea target Sergio Ramos
Chelsea contact Sergio Ramos's agent over signing the Real Madrid defender in the summer, according to reports.
Jan 28, 01:02
Real Madrid's French assistant coach Zinedine Zidane looks on before the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 18, 2013
Zinedine Zidane defends Karim Benzema
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is unfairly criticised, according to Real Madrid Castilla boss Zinedine Zidane.
Jan 27, 14:24
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
Player Ratings: Cordoba 1-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each individual player performed during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba in La Liga.
Jan 24, 21:25
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Bayern Munchen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
Match Analysis: Cordoba 1-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Cordoba 2-1 in La Liga.
Jan 24, 20:45
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) round of 32 second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs UE Cornella at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 2, 2014
James Rodriguez: 'Real Madrid deserved to beat Cordoba'
Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez believes that their 2-1 win against Cordoba "was fair", despite needing a late Gareth Bale penalty to secure all three points.
Jan 24, 18:00
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
Result: Real Madrid leave it late to down Cordoba
Cordoba succumb to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in their La Liga clash at the Estadio Nuevo Arcangel, courtesy of Gareth Bale's late penalty.
Jan 24, 16:52
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
Live Commentary: Cordoba 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Cordoba and Real Madrid, which the away side won 2-1.
Jan 24, 14:30
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
Guti: "Karim Benzema is a weakness"
Former Real Madrid midfielder Guti believes that Karim Benzema should score more goals for the capital outfit.
Jan 20, 15:26
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti looks on during a press conference at Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on October 29, 2013
Carlo Ancelotti: Karim Benzema "key" to beating Getafe
Despite not scoring, Carlo Ancelotti believes that Karim Benzema was the "key" player in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Getafe.
Jan 18, 14:24
Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid jokes with his teammate Gareth Bale prior to start the La Liga match against Rayo Vallecano on November 8, 2014
Match Analysis: Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Getafe 3-0 in La Liga.
Jan 18, 13:30
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs RCD Espanyo
Result: Real Madrid ease to Getafe victory
Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and a Gareth Bale effort gives Real Madrid a 3-0 win against Getafe.
Jan 18, 12:51
Real Madrid's defender Nacho celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs RCD Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 10, 2015
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid being held by Getafe
Real Madrid remain level with Getafe following a goalless first half in their La Liga clash.
Jan 18, 11:53
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
Team News: Gareth Bale keeps Real Madrid place
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti includes Gareth Bale in his starting lineup to face Getafe.
Jan 18, 10:08
Fernando Torres of Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring Atletico's opening goal during the Copa del Rey Round of 16, Second leg match against Real Madrid on January 15, 2015
Result: Atletico Madrid knock Real Madrid out of Copa del Rey
Atletico Madrid progress to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey after holding Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw in the second-leg clash at the Bernabeu.
Jan 15, 21:01
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League, group B, football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 22, 2014
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo returns, Fernando Torres starts in Copa del Rey showdown
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid's first XI for tonight's Copa del Rey second leg against Atletico Madrid, while Fernando Torres starts for the visitors.
Jan 15, 18:19
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs RCD Espanyo
Result: Real Madrid cruise to win over Espanyol
Ten-man Real Madrid cruise to a 3-0 win over Espanyol to extend their lead at the top of the La Liga table to four points.
Jan 10, 16:51
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs RCD Espanyo
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid in control against Espanyol
James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale give Real Madrid a 2-0 lead over Espanyol in La Liga.
Jan 10, 15:47
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Raul Garcia celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) round of 16 first leg football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on January 7, 2015
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Atletico Madrid record a 2-0 win over Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey.
Jan 7, 22:37
Valencia's defender Antonio Barragan Fernandez celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF v Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 4, 2015
Match Analysis: Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Valencia record a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in La Liga.
Jan 4, 18:37
Valencia's defender Antonio Barragan Fernandez celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF v Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on January 4, 2015
Result: Real Madrid's record run ended by Valencia
Valencia end Real Madrid's 22-match Spanish-record winning streak by coming from behind to secure a 2-1 victory over the La Liga leaders at the Mestalla.
Jan 4, 17:52
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate Real Madrid's third goal during the La Liga match against Almeria on December 12, 2014
Team News: Real Madrid stick with Club World Cup-winning lineup for Valencia test
Carlo Ancelotti sticks with his Club World Cup-winning lineup as Real Madrid attempt to extend their Spanish-record winning streak away at Valencia in La Liga.
Jan 4, 15:21
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
Gareth Bale hails Real Madrid's "amazing attacking threat"
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale insists that he wants to continue winning trophies in a Los Blancos shirt alongside the "amazing" Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Jan 2, 08:32
Wilfried Bony of Swansea City runs back after scoring an injury time goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City at Loftus Road on January 1, 2015
Report: Real Madrid eye Wilfried Bony
Real Madrid join Chelsea and Manchester City in the race to sign Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, according to reports.
Jan 2, 00:41
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
Result: Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo to claim 2014 Club World Cup
Goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale give Real Madrid a 2-0 victory over San Lorenzo in the final of the Club World Cup.
Dec 20, 21:20
Argentina's San Lorenzo midfielder Juan Mercier celebrates after scoring against Bolivia's Bolivar during their Copa Libertadores 2014 semifinal first leg football match at Pedro Bidegain stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 23, 2014
Juan Mercier: 'San Lorenzo will not lie down for Real Madrid'
San Lorenzo's veteran midfielder Juan Mercier issues a warning to Real Madrid, saying that they will not lie down and will provide a tough test.
Dec 20, 16:28
Dortmund's striker Marco Reus celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, second leg football match Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid CF on April 8, 2014
Where next for Marco Reus?
Sports Mole picks out five clubs that are in the running for Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus.
Dec 20, 11:45
Javier Hernandez of Real Madrid CF celebrates with his teammate Isco after scoring against Deportivo on September 20, 2014
Agent: 'Javier Hernandez to stay at Real Madrid'
The agent of out-of-favour Real Madrid forward Javier Hernandez rules out a January exit for his client.
Dec 19, 02:33
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
Liverpool 'plotting £50m swoop for Karim Benzema'
Real Madrid are allegedly weighing up a big-money move for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.
Dec 19, 00:45
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA World Club Cup semi-final football match against Cruz Azul on December 16, 2014
Marco Fabian: 'Real Madrid were simply better'
Cruz Azul midfielder Marco Fabian praises the quality of Real Madrid following Tuesday's Club World Cup semi-final.
Dec 17, 14:24
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA World Club Cup semi-final football match against Cruz Azul on December 16, 2014
Result: Real Madrid reach Club World Cup final after thrashing Cruz Azul
Real Madrid seal a 4-0 win against Cruz Azul in Tuesday's Club World Cup semi-final at the Stade de Marrakech, notching up their 21st straight win in the process.
Dec 16, 22:46
Real Madrid's forward Isco (R) celebrates with Brazilian defender Marcelo after scoring during the Spanish league football match UD Almeria vs Real Madrid CF on December 12, 2014
Result: Real Madrid see off plucky Almeria
Real Madrid are made to work hard for their win over Almeria as they extend their Spanish-record winning streak to 20 games.
Dec 12, 21:34
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with Welsh forward Gareth Bale after scoring during the Spanish league football match Malaga CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on November 29, 2014
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid take lead into half time
Real Madrid take the lead going into the break of their match against Almeria as they look to extend their Spanish-record winning streak to 20 games.
Dec 12, 20:32
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Welsh striker Gareth Bale after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad on November 9, 2013
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale start despite seven Real Madrid changes
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale retain their places in the Real Madrid starting XI for their Champions League tie with Ludogorets Razgrad despite seven changes to the side.
Dec 9, 19:24
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 to sell Karim Benzema next summer?
Real Madrid will sell Arsenal and Liverpool target Karim Benzema next summer, according to reports.
Dec 6, 17:34
Real Madrid players celebrate after scoring their third goal against Barcelona in La Liga's El Clasico on October 25, 2014
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo
Sports Mole previews Real Madrid's bid to make it 18 successive wins when Celta Vigo visit the Spanish capital on Saturday.
Dec 4, 18:30
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
Report: Karim Benzema could leave Real Madrid
A report claims that Real Madrid could sell Karim Benzema next summer.
Dec 1, 12:39
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti looks on during a press conference at Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on October 29, 2013
Carlo Ancelotti reveals plans for Cornella
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti reveals his team selection for Tuesday's Copa del Rey clash with Cornella.
Dec 1, 12:26
A general view during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 30, 2011
Real Madrid remove cross from badge for Abu Dhabi Bank
Real Madrid reportedly remove the cross from their club badge on new credit cards with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi in order to avoid offending Muslim fans.
Dec 1, 12:24
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with Welsh forward Gareth Bale after scoring during the Spanish league football match Malaga CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on November 29, 2014
Result: Real Madrid continue winning run at Malaga to break club record
Strikes from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale in either half against Malaga take Real Madrid to their club-record 16th successive victory in all competitions.
Nov 29, 20:49
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
Half-Time Report: Karim Benzema gives Real Madrid slender lead over Malaga
Real Madrid lead Malaga 1-0 at half time courtesy of Karim Benzema's 18th-minute strike at La Rosaleda.
Nov 29, 19:46
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TeamPGDPTS
1Real Madrid194848
2Barcelona204547
3Atletico Madrid202144
4Valencia202041
5Sevilla191139
6Villarreal201638
7Malaga20232
8Eibar20-227
9Espanyol20-426
10Rayo Vallecano20-1523
11Real Sociedad20-422
12Celta Vigo20-421
13Athletic Bilbao20-1020
14Getafe20-1220
15Cordoba20-1418
16Deportivo La Coruna20-1718
17Elche20-2317
18Almeria20-1616
19Levante20-2216
20Granada20-2015
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