Karim Benzema

Born: December 19, 1987 (age 27)

Height: 6'1.5" (187cm)

Hometown: Lyon, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Striker
Team: Real Madrid (no. 9)
Career History
Youth1996-2005Lyon
Senior2005-2009Lyon
2009-Real Madrid
International2007-France
Sports Mole has 991 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Team News: Karim Benzema starts for Real Madrid against AC Milan
Karim Benzema makes his first start of pre-season as Real Madrid take on AC Milan in the International Champions Cup.
12:36
Fernando Llorente of Juventus FC celebrates his goal during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and ACF Fiorentina at Juventus Arena on April 29, 2015
Report: Fernando Llorente's agent in Arsenal talks
Arsenal are speaking with Fernando Llorente's agent, according to a newspaper report.
10:42
Brazilian Danilo plays with the ball during his presentation as new player of Real Madrid Football Club at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on July 9, 2015
Team News: Real Madrid's summer signing Danilo given first start in Inter Milan friendly
Danilo gets his first Real Madrid start while Geoffrey Kondogbia and Martin Montoya start for Inter Milan in today's International Champions Cup match in China.
Jul 27, 12:28
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger applauds while wearing his ridiculously oversized coat on February 15, 2015
Arsene Wenger "not desperate" for new striker
Arsenal are "not desperate" for a new striker this summer, claims Arsene Wenger.
Jul 25, 21:18
Napoli head coach Rafael Benitez gestures during the Serie A match between AS Roma and SSC Napoli at Stadio Olimpico on October 18, 2013
Preview: Inter Milan vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the International Champions Cup match between Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
Jul 25, 17:58
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: 'Future still bright for Real Madrid'
Gareth Bale hopes that winning the International Champions Cup with a rout of Man City restores Real Madrid with the confidence to win bigger and better things.
Jul 25, 00:12
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger applauds while wearing his ridiculously oversized coat on February 15, 2015
Arsene Wenger plays down £200m budget talk
Arsene Wenger plays down comments from an Arsenal director which suggested that only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were out of the club's reach this summer.
Jul 24, 19:40
Lomban (L) of Elche competes for the ball with Karim Benzema of Real Madrid during the La Liga match on February 22, 2015
Rafael Benitez expects Karim Benzema to stay with Real Madrid
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez claims that he expects Karim Benzema to stay with the club this summer amid reported interest from Arsenal.
Jul 24, 15:19
Joe Hart arrives at Selhurst Park ahead of Manchester City's game with Crystal Palace on April 6, 2015
Joe Hart: 'We didn't play well'
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says that the 4-1 friendly defeat to Real Madrid leaves them with work to do before the new campaign begins.
Jul 24, 13:22
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015
Result: Real Madrid ease past Manchester City in Melbourne
Real Madrid hammer Manchester City 4-1 in the International Champions Cup in Melbourne.
Jul 24, 12:55
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 in control against Manchester City
Goals from Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe put Real Madrid in control at half time against Manchester City in the International Champions Cup.
Jul 24, 11:50
Fabian Delph in action for Aston Villa on December 28, 2014
Team News: Fabian Delph handed Manchester City debut in Real Madrid friendly
Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling both start for Manchester City in their final pre-season outing Down Under against Real Madrid.
Jul 24, 10:31
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Malaga CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2015
Live Commentary: Manchester City 1-4 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the 2015 International Champions Cup match between Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Jul 24, 10:05
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Muenchen vs 1899 Hoffenheim, in Munich southern Germany, on November 22, 2014
Arsenal target Bayern Munich frontman Robert Lewandowski?
Arsenal will bid for Bayern Munich frontman Robert Lewandowski if they fail to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, according to a report.
Jul 24, 08:18
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema agent responds to Arsenal rumours
Real Madrid hitman Karim Benzema will not be joining Arsenal or any other club, according to the player's agent.
Jul 23, 22:28
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema dating Axel Witsel's ex-girlfriend?
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema is reportedly dating Axel Witsel's ex-girlfriend Analicia Chaves.
Jul 23, 11:16
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid FC vs Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 13, 2015
Preview: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole looks ahead to the clash between Manchester City and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.
Jul 22, 15:56
Juventus' Spanish foward Fernando Torres Llorente celebrates scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Livorno on April 7, 2014
Report: Fernando Llorente holding out for Real Madrid
A report claims that Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has turned down a host of interested clubs this summer as he holds out for a move to Real Madrid.
Jul 21, 14:36
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema interested in Arsenal move?
A report claims that Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema would be open to discussing a move to Arsenal this summer.
Jul 20, 17:51
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal kisses the FA Cup at Wembley on May 30, 2015
Olivier Giroud would welcome another striker
Olivier Giroud insists that he would not be concerned if Arsenal were to sign another striker.
Jul 19, 04:35
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger: 'Karim Benzema deal not happening at the moment'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that a rumoured £40m deal to sign Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is "not happening at the moment".
Jul 17, 12:10
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Arsenal prepare £40m bid for Karim Benzema?
Premier League side Arsenal are reportedly looking at making a £40m bid for Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema.
Jul 17, 08:03
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Arsenal to swoop for Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema?
Arsenal will make an offer for Karim Benzema if the striker struggles for first-team football under new Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez, according to a report.
Jul 14, 09:33
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski plays during the Telekom Cup final football match FC Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg in the norhtern German city of Hamburg on July 27, 2014
Report: Manchester United considering bid for Robert Lewandowski
Manchester United are considering a bid for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to a report.
Jul 13, 22:02
Manuel Neuer of Germany watches the ball bounce over the line from a shot that hit the crossbar from Frank Lampard of England, but referee Jorge Larrionda judges the ball did not cross the line during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen
On this day: Goal-line technology given green light after high-profile blunders
On this day in 2012, goal-line technology was given the nod by the International Football Association Board to be rolled out following a number of high-profile blunders.
Jul 5, 08:00
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Arsenal want Real Madrid's Karim Benzema?
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could be on his way to Arsenal, according to reports.
Jul 5, 06:34
Rafael Benitez head coach of Napoli during the UEFA Champions League qualifying play-off first leg match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Rafael Benitez at Real Madrid: Five tasks
Sports Mole picks out five tasks that Rafael Benitez needs to complete for his first season in charge of Real Madrid to be a success.
Jun 24, 16:52
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs SD Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 11, 2015.
Manchester United target seven Real Madrid stars in exchange for David de Gea?
Manchester United could reportedly enquire about seven of Real Madrid's first-team stars during negotiations regarding David de Gea.
Jun 23, 06:25
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City on May 10, 2015
Report: Real Madrid contemplate Sergio Aguero move
A report in Spain claims that Real Madrid are eager to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, but they may have to sell players to fund the deal.
Jun 18, 15:38
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 kit unveiling includes Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is among the players selected to model Real Madrid's kit for the 2015-16 campaign, hinting that he may stay at the Bernabeu.
Jun 15, 11:47
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema of France leaves the field after the first half of the friendly football game between The Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Madrid in Pasadena, California on August 7, 2010
Rihanna, Karim Benzema spotted together again on 'dinner date' in Santa Monica
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema and popstar Rihanna are spotted together again as they reportedly dine at a restaurant in Santa Monica.
Jun 15, 06:18
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
Karim Benzema fuels Rihanna romance rumours as couple spotted again in LA
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema fuels romance rumours with Rihanna by partying with the global superstar in Los Angeles, just days after they met up in New York.
Jun 10, 11:57
John Barnes attends the Liverpool FC Legends Tour Pre-match press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 14, 2013
John Barnes: 'Liverpool can't compete with top clubs for best players'
Former Liverpool winger John Barnes claims that Reds fans should lower their expectations in the transfer market because they can no longer sign "the best in the world".
Jun 8, 22:18
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
Agent rubbishes Karim Benzema exit talk
Karim Benzema's agent insists that the striker wants to stay at Real Madrid following rumours that he could join Manchester United.
Jun 7, 13:39
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Report: Karim Benzema not in Rafael Benitez's plans
Karim Benzema has been made available for transfer by new Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez, according to reports.
Jun 6, 11:21
A general shot of the Champions League trophy.
Preview: Champions League final - Juventus vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole brings you the lowdown on Saturday's Champions League final in Berlin between Juventus and Barcelona.
Jun 5, 12:09
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema agent holds talks with Manchester United?
A report claims that Karim Djaziri, the agent of Karim Benzema, has held talks with Manchester United chiefs over a summer transfer for the Real Madrid star.
Jun 5, 09:12
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema parties with Rihanna in New York City
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is spotted partying in New York City with global popstar Rihanna.
Jun 3, 12:20
Napoli's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during their Italian Super Cup football match against Juventus on December 22, 2014
Report: Louis van Gaal turns to Gonzalo Higuain
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly tracking Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain.
May 31, 12:55
Arsene Wenger the manager of Arsenal directs his players during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on March 9, 2015
Arsene Wenger responds to Arturo Vidal, Karim Benzema rumours
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refuses to confirm an interest in signing Arturo Vidal or Karim Benzema.
May 27, 23:40
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