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 1,493 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo hails "spectacular end" to La Liga season
Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he is delighted with his side's "spectacular end" to the season as they claimed their first La Liga title since 2012.
May 22, 09:41
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hails "incredible" title triumph
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane believes that it was "very important" for his side to end their five-year wait for the La Liga title with victory over Malaga.
May 21, 22:37
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid land 33rd La Liga title after beating Malaga
Real Madrid win La Liga for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign after recording a 2-0 victory over Malaga at La Rosaleda.
May 21, 20:47
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Malaga 0-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the action from La Rosaleda as Real Madrid beat Malaga to win the La Liga title.
May 21, 18:00
Luka Modric in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Preview: Malaga vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Real Madrid's crunch title clash away at Malaga as Zinedine Zidane's charges aim to wrap up their 33rd La Liga crown.
May 19, 17:08
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 brace puts Real Madrid within one point of La Liga title
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid brush aside Celta Vigo 4-1 at Balaidos, leaving them on the brink of a first La Liga title since 2012.
May 17, 21:50
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: Five changes for Real Madrid at Celta Vigo
Real Madrid make five changes ahead of their La Liga trip to Celta Vigo on Wednesday night.
May 17, 19:10
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Live Commentary: Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Celta Vigo, as a Cristiano Ronaldo brace moved Los Blancos closer to the title.
May 17, 19:00
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane celebrate after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Real Madrid reach Champions League final
Real Madrid will face Juventus in the 2017 Champions League final after recording a 4-2 aggregate success over city rivals Atletico Madrid.
May 10, 21:38
Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan defender Jose Maria Gimenez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Elche FC vs Club Atletico Madrid at the Martin Valero stadium in Valencia on December 6, 2014
Team News: Atletico Madrid's Jose Gimenez returns, Danilo starts for Real Madrid
Jose Gimenez returns to Atletico Madrid's starting lineup, while Danilo gets the nod for Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League semi-final.
May 10, 18:42
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane celebrate after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid from the Vicente Calderon.
May 9, 11:10
James Rodriguez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Eibar on April 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid thrash Granada to move level at top of La Liga
James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata help themselves to a couple of goals apiece as Real Madrid cruise to a 4-0 win over Granada.
May 6, 21:35
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets hat-trick against Atletico Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo scores another hat-trick as Real Madrid record a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Bernabeu.
May 2, 21:38
Cristiano Ronaldo has an unsuccessful attempt during extra time of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid from the Bernabeu.
May 1, 19:01
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Marcelo nets late on as Real Madrid beat Valencia
Real Madrid move three points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after recording a 2-1 win over Valencia at the Bernabeu.
Apr 29, 17:05
Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Barcelona battle back at Bernabeu to take top spot from Real Madrid
Barcelona come out on top 3-2 against Real Madrid in an El Clasico thriller at Estadio Bernabeu to move to the top of La Liga.
Apr 23, 21:41
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid lineup for El Clasico showdown
Gareth Bale returns to the Real Madrid starting XI for their El Clasico showdown with Barcelona.
Apr 23, 18:51
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Real Madrid through to Champions League semi-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 4-2 in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final to march on to the semi-finals.
Apr 18, 22:17
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (L) and Olympiakos' French defender Arthur Masuaku (R) vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between FCB Bayern Munich and Olympiakos Piraeus on November 24, 2015
Team News: Robert Lewandowski starts against Real Madrid
Robert Lewandowski starts for Bayern Munich's Champions League quarter-final trip to Real Madrid.
Apr 18, 18:46
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane on March 6, 2017
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich from the Bernabeu.
Apr 17, 15:00
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema: 'Eden Hazard would fit Real Madrid'
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema says that Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard "would be a good signing" for the Spanish giants.
Apr 17, 13:22
Gareth Bale poses with his winners' medal after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Gareth Bale 'to miss Bayern Munich clash'
A report claims that a calf injury will see Gareth Bale miss Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich.
Apr 17, 12:40
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Report: Arsenal to move for Karim Benzema in case of Alexis Sanchez exit
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing up Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, should the Chilean decide to leave in the summer.
Apr 17, 10:14
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates with Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring Real's opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 15, 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema rested for Sporting Gijon clash
Real Madrid will be without rested duo Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo against Sporting Gijon on Saturday, as well as injured forward Gareth Bale.
Apr 14, 21:29
Cristiano Ronaldo looks downbeat during the Champions League quarter-final between Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo double sinks Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Allianz Arena.
Apr 12, 21:38
Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Valencia and Atletico Madrid on March 6, 2016
Result: Antoine Griezmann strikes late to derail Real Madrid's title hopes
Antoine Griezmann scores five minutes from time to cancel out Pepe's opener and earn Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid at the Estadio Bernabeu.
Apr 8, 17:07
Gareth Bale celebrates with his Real Madrid teammates after opening the scoring in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City on May 4, 2016
Team News: BBC return for Madrid derby
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo return as Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid.
Apr 8, 14:16
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane plays down James Rodriguez reaction
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane understands why James Rodriguez reacted angrily to being substituted in Wednesday's La Liga clash with Leganes.
Apr 6, 13:27
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid back on top of La Liga
A much-changed Real Madrid return to the top of La Liga courtesy of a 4-2 win away to struggling Leganes on Wednesday night.
Apr 5, 22:19
Gareth Bale puts a tender arm around Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Team News: No Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos for Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane makes nine changes for Real Madrid's trip to Leganes.
Apr 5, 19:32
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hails 'dangerous' Karim Benzema
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hails Karim Benzema after the Frenchman netted his 15th goal of the season against Alaves at the weekend.
Apr 3, 22:45
AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe in action during the Champions League match against Manchester City on February 21, 2017
Kylian Mbappe: 'Paris Saint-Germain an attractive club'
AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe describes Paris Saint-Germain as one of the "greatest clubs in Europe", and hints that he would be open to joining the Parisians.
Apr 2, 17:42
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Result: Real Madrid move five points clear at La Liga summit
Real Madrid move five points clear of second-placed Barcelona in La Liga courtesy of a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Bernabeu.
Apr 2, 17:08
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 3-0 Alaves - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Alaves from the Bernabeu.
Apr 2, 14:15
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Karim Benzema warns Kylian Mbappe against leaving AS Monaco
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema tells 'phenomenal talent' Kylian Mbappe to bide his time with AS Monaco before moving to another club on the continent.
Mar 25, 21:58
France's forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between France and Jamaica at the Pierre Mauroy stadium, on June 08, 2014
Karim Benzema questions prolonged snub from France national side
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema says that he needs answers from France boss Didier Deschamps over why he continues to be left out of the squad.
Mar 24, 17:11
New Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane poses with president Florentino Perez on January 4, 2016
Florentino Perez: 'Karim Benzema best striker in the world'
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists that his club will not sell "the best number nine in the world" Karim Benzema this summer.
Mar 23, 19:54
Real Madrid CF president Florentino Perez gives a press conference at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 23, 2015
Florentino Perez refuses to rule out Kylian Mbappe bid
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez refuses to rule out a move for AS Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe this summer.
Mar 23, 19:40
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Gareth Bale "getting better and stronger" as he continues injury comeback
Gareth Bale pledges to keep "getting better and stronger" after completing his first full game for Real Madrid since mid-November on Saturday.
Mar 19, 17:40
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'We suffered at San Mames'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that his side 'had to suffer' to emerge victorious against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Saturday afternoon.
Mar 19, 14:31



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CReal Madrid382963106416593
2Barcelona382864116377990
3Atletico MadridAtletico38239670274378
4Sevilla38219869492072
5Villarreal381910956332367
6Real Sociedad38197125953664
7Athletic Bilbao381961353431063
8Espanyol381511124950-156
9AlavesAlaves381413114143-255
10EibarEibar38159145651554
11Malaga381210164955-646
12Valencia38137185665-946
13Celta Vigo38136195369-1645
14Las PalmasLas Palmas38109195374-2139
15Real Betis38109194164-2339
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo38812184361-1836
17Leganes38811193655-1935
RSporting GijonSporting Gijon38710214272-3031
ROsasuna38410244094-5422
RGranada3848263082-5220