Karim Benzema

Position: Striker
Team: Real Madrid
Born: December 19, 1987 (age 26)
Hometown: Lyon, France
Height: 6'2''
Nationality: French
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opener for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Paris Saint-Germain 'to rival Liverpool for Karim Benzema'
Paris Saint-Germain are ready to go head-to-head with Liverpool in the race to sign Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, according to reports.
Sep 21, 14:25
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between RC Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid CF at Riazor Stadium on September 20, 2014
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo la Coruna
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo la Coruna 8-2 in La Liga.
Sep 20, 16:54
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid on September 13, 2014
Half-Time Report: Cristiano Ronaldo braces leaves Real Madrid in control
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice to lead Real Madrid to a 3-0 half-time advantage over Deportivo la Coruna in La Liga.
Sep 20, 15:49
James Rodriguez of Real Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla FC at Cardiff City Stadium on August 12, 2014
Live Commentary: Deportivo La Coruna 2-8 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Real Madrid bounce back from two straight defeats in La Liga to beat Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 at the Riazor.
Sep 20, 14:30
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring Real's 3rd goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match  against Basel on September 16, 2014
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 5-1 Basel
strong>Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during Real Madrid's emphatic 5-1 victory over Basel in the Champions League this evening.
Sep 16, 23:03
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring Real's 3rd goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match  against Basel on September 16, 2014
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 5-1 Basel
Sports Mole analyses the Champions League encounter between Real Madrid and Basel at the Bernabeu.
Sep 16, 22:23
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring Real's 3rd goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match  against Basel on September 16, 2014
Result: Real Madrid begin Champions League defence with thumping victory
Real Madrid cruise to a win in their Champions League opener against Basel as they beat the Swiss side 5-1 at the Bernabeu.
Sep 16, 21:42
Basel's forward Marco Streller (C) vies with Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos (L) and Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe (R) during the UEFA Champions League match on September 16, 2014
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid in complete control against Basel
Real Madrid score four goals in 36 minutes to take a commanding 4-1 lead at the break in their Champions League clash with Basel.
Sep 16, 20:38
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
Team News: Carlo Ancelotti makes two changes for Champions League opener
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti makes two changes to his starting lineup for their Champions League fixture with Basel.
Sep 16, 19:28
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with Gareth Bale after scoring Real's 3rd goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match  against Basel on September 16, 2014
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 5-1 Basel - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of the Champions League group-stage opener between Real Madrid and Basel from the Bernabeu.
Sep 16, 18:45
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opener for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Zinedine Zidane backs Karim Benzema
Real Madrid Castilla boss Zinedine Zidane backs Karim Benzema to overcome his goal drought for Real Madrid.
Sep 16, 12:13
Atletico Madrid's Turkish midfielder Arda Turan (top) celebrates with Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann after scoring during the Spanish league football match against Real Madrid on September 13, 2014
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 1-2 Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the action as Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu in La Liga.
Sep 13, 21:40
Atletico Madrid's Turkish midfielder Arda Turan (top) celebrates with Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann after scoring during the Spanish league football match against Real Madrid on September 13, 2014
Result: Arda Turan strike downs Real Madrid
Arda Turan scores a second-half winner as Atletico Madrid beat rivals Real Madrid 2-1 in their La Liga match.
Sep 13, 20:49
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a last-minute goal for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Half-Time Report: Madrid derby level at the break
Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the penalty spot as Real Madrid head into the break level at 1-1 with champions Atletico Madrid in their La Liga match.
Sep 13, 19:50
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs CA Osasuna on April 26, 2014
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo returns for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo returns from injury to start for Real Madrid in this evening's La Liga match against rivals Atletico Madrid.
Sep 13, 18:20
Mexico's forward Javier Hernandez kicks the ball during the Group A football match between Mexico and Cameroon at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
Javier Hernandez aims to start at Real Madrid
Javier Hernandez claims that he has not joined Real Madrid to be a regular substitute.
Sep 10, 21:20
French forward Karim Benzema (C) vies with Spanish defender Mikel San Jose (R) during the friendly football match France vs Spain, on September 4, 2014
Match Analysis: France 1-0 Spain
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the talking points from France's 1-0 victory over Spain.
Sep 4, 22:21
Spanish forward Diego Costa (L) vies with French midfielder Blaise Matuidi (R) during the friendly football match France vs Spain, on September 4, 2014
Result: Loic Remy pounces to down Spain
Loic Remy comes off the bench to help France beat Spain 1-0 in Paris tonight.
Sep 4, 22:02
France's forward Karim Benzema (front R) vies for the ball with Switzerland's midfielder Gokhan Inler on June 20, 2014
Half-Time Report: Spain holding France in Paris
Spain hold France to a 0-0 half-time draw in a quiet opening 45 minutes in Paris.
Sep 4, 20:50
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a last-minute goal for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo hoping for Javier Hernandez impact
Cristiano Ronaldo hopes that Javier Hernandez can make an impact at Real Madrid after joining the club on loan from Manchester United.
Sep 2, 15:56
Real Sociedad's midfielder Xabi Prieto during the Spanish league football match against Athletic Bilbao on January 5, 2014
Match Analysis: Real Sociedad 4-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the action as Real Sociedad beat Real Madrid 4-2 in La Liga on Sunday evening.
Aug 31, 23:45
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a last-minute goal for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo rested for Real Sociedad clash
Real Madrid decide to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for their clash against Real Sociedad in La Liga, with Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez starting in attack.
Aug 31, 19:47
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates with Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo (R) and Real Madrid's German midfielder Mesut Ozil after scoring against Bayern on April 25, 2012
Marcelo praises Cristiano Ronaldo
Marcelo praises Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo following their 2-0 win over Cordoba.
Aug 26, 05:21
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a last-minute goal for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 2-0 Cordoba
Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Cordoba in La Liga on Monday evening.
Aug 26, 00:15
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a last-minute goal for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 2-0 Cordoba
Sports Mole dissects the action as Real Madrid beat Cordoba 2-0 in their La Liga opener at the Bernabeu.
Aug 25, 23:35
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opener for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Result: Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo strikes see off Cordoba
Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo find the net as Real Madrid begin the new La Liga campaign with a win.
Aug 25, 20:49
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opener for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Half-Time Report: Karim Benzema breaks down stubborn Cordoba
Real Madrid have just one goal to show for all their domination from the opening 45 minutes of their clash with Cordoba.
Aug 25, 19:46
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: Real Madrid 2-0 Cordoba - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash at the Bernabeu, where Real Madrid beat Cordoba 2-0.
Aug 25, 18:30
Diego Simeone the coach of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates towards his supporters after winning the La Liga after the match between FC Barcelona and Club Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou on May 17, 2014
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 1-0 (2-1 on agg) Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the action as Atletico Madrid win the 2014 Spanish Super Cup with a 1-0 (2-1 aggregate) win over Real Madrid.
Aug 23, 00:15
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale vies with Atletico Madrid's midfielder Koke 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, 2014
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the action as Real Madrid draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday evening.
Aug 20, 00:45
Atletico Madrid's midfielder Raul Garcia celebrates after scoring during the the UEFA Champions League football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Austria Wien on November 6, 2013
Result: Atletico Madrid grab Super Cup away goal in 1-1 draw with Real Madrid
Raul Garcia strikes two minutes from time to grab Atletico Madrid a crucial away goal from their Spanish Super Cup first leg with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
Aug 19, 23:59
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with teammate James Rodriguez after scoring their team's second goal during the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla on August 12, 2014
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 2-0 Sevilla
Sports Mole dissects the action as Real Madrid win the 2014 European Super Cup with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla.
Aug 12, 22:28
Real Madrid players Ronaldo (c) and Gareth Bale (r) celebrate with team mates and the trophy after the UEFA Super Cup match against Sevilla on August 12, 2014
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo double fires Real Madrid to European Super Cup crown
Cristiano Ronaldo's double is enough for Real Madrid to win the 2014 European Super Cup against Sevilla at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Aug 12, 21:35
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his goal 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: Ronaldo strike separates Real Madrid, Sevilla
Cristiano Ronaldo's 31st-minute goal gives Real Madrid a slender lead over Sevilla at half time in the European Super Cup.
Aug 12, 20:30
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on March 2, 2014
Karim Benzema signs new five-year Real Madrid deal
French international Karim Benzema signs new five-year contract with Real Madrid.
Aug 6, 17:58
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema responds to a teammate during a game with Real Betis on August 18, 2013
Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge angered by Karim Benzema's comments
John Aldridge voices his views on Karim Benzema's reported thoughts that Liverpool are not a big enough club to acquire his services.
Aug 2, 11:57
Russia's defender and captain Sergey Ignashevich watches Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku control the ball during the Group H football match between Belgium and Russia at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 22, 2014
Real Madrid preparing £20m bid for Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku?
Real Madrid are preparing a £20m bid for Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku as backup to Karim Benzema, according to reports.
Jul 27, 06:23
Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers gives a thumbs up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on February 8, 2014
Brendan Rodgers: 'Liverpool will be stronger next season'
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that his team will be a stronger outfit next season, despite the departure of striker Luis Suarez.
Jul 11, 13:27
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
Liverpool lining up bid for Karim Benzema?
A report claims that Brendan Rodgers sees Karim Benzema as a direct replacement for outgoing Luis Suarez at Liverpool.
Jul 10, 08:46
France's forward Karim Benzema (front R) vies for the ball with Switzerland's midfielder Gokhan Inler on June 20, 2014
Karim Benzema: "We gave everything"
France striker Karim Benzema admits that his side just didn't have the quality in the final third to score in their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Germany.
Jul 5, 20:14
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