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 1,417 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
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.
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
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
Karim Benzema: 'Real Madrid are braced for El Clasico pressure'
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema says that his side are "braced" for the pressure of the El Clasico fixture against Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Dec 3, 11:10
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) vies with Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane during the Spanish league 'Clasico' football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 21, 2015.
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the first El Clasico of the season as Barcelona host Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
Dec 2, 15:05
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 hits brace in Real Madrid win
Real Madrid go seven points clear at the top of La Liga courtesy of a 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 26, 17:08
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid character
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praises his side following Tuesday's 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.
Nov 23, 13:26
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
Result: Karim Benzema fires Real Madrid into last 16 of Champions League
Real Madrid book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon.
Nov 22, 21:41
Sergio Ramos kisses the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Sergio Ramos returns to Real Madrid starting XI against Sporting Lisbon
Real Madrid make one change to their starting XI ahead of their Champions League trip to Sporting Lisbon, with captain Sergio Ramos replacing Nacho in defence.
Nov 22, 19:26
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his first during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid on May 14, 2016
Live Commentary: Sporting Lisbon 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Real Madrid's 2-1 victory over 10-man Sporting Lisbon as goals from Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema fire Los Blancos into the last 16 of the Champions League.
Nov 22, 18:44
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
France boss Didier Deschamps hints at Karim Benzema return
Didier Deschamps says that Karim Benzema's 'situation may change' by the time the next international break arrives, having been overlooked by France for the past year.
Nov 22, 12:15
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Zinedine Zidane expects "very difficult" test against Sporting Lisbon
Zinedine Zidane tells his Real Madrid players that "winning against Atletico means nothing" when it comes to locking horns with Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday evening.
Nov 21, 20:37
Manchester United's midfielder Ryan Giggs controls the ball during a friendly football match between AIK and Manchester United on August 6, 2013
Gareth Bale: 'Ryan Giggs is my greatest ever teammate'
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says that Wales legend Ryan Giggs is the greatest player he has played with during his career.
Nov 18, 16:56
Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Euro 2016 Group D match between Spain and Turkey on July 17, 2016
Alvaro Morata ruled out of Madrid derby with muscle strain
Alvaro Morata will miss Real Madrid's La Liga clash with rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening, and is also a major doubt for the meeting with Barcelona next month.
Nov 16, 20:29
Juanfran and Karim Benzema in action during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Marco Asensio plays down Real Madrid's injury concerns
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio insists that his team are not concerned with their injury list ahead of Saturday's Madrid derby with Atletico Madrid.
Nov 16, 15:55
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Leganes in La Liga.
Nov 6, 10:15
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Result: Impressive Legia Warsaw share points with Real Madrid
Real Madrid are made to wait to secure qualification into the knockout round of the Champions League after a 3-3 draw with Legia Warsaw in Poland.
Nov 2, 21:43
Karim 'To the left, to the left' Benzema celebrates during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Team News: Karim Benzema, Alvaro Morata both start for Real Madrid against Legia Warsaw
Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata both start in attack for Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League group match against Legia Warsaw in Poland.
Nov 2, 19:05
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Live Commentary: Legia Warsaw 3-3 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Champions League Group F match between Legia Warsaw and Real Madrid from Poland.
Nov 2, 18:45
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane pleased with Alvaro Morata, Karim Benzema
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata are "both doing very well" despite the former's struggles this season.
Oct 30, 12:27
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 nets hat-trick in Real Madrid win
Real Madrid extend their lead at the top of La Liga to three points courtesy of a 4-1 win over Alaves on Saturday afternoon.
Oct 29, 17:10
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Result: Alvaro Morata strike sends Real Madrid top of La Liga
Alvaro Morata scores seven minutes from time as Real Madrid edge out Athletic Bilbao and go top of the Primera Division.
Oct 23, 21:44
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid put five past Legia Warsaw
Real Madrid move onto seven points in Group F after recording a 5-1 win over Polish side Legia Warsaw in the Champions League.
Oct 18, 21:35
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane "very pleased" with five-goal win
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praises his team following Saturday's 6-1 win over Real Betis, which ended a run of four games without a win.
Oct 16, 18:43


Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid17124146163040
2Sevilla18123338221639
3Barcelona18115247173038
4Atletico MadridAtletico18104432141834
5Real Sociedad1810263025532
6Villarreal1887326121431
7Athletic Bilbao188462219328
8Celta Vigo188372932-327
9EibarEibar187562524126
10Las PalmasLas Palmas186662729-224
11Espanyol185852225-323
12AlavesAlaves185761518-322
13Malaga185672631-521
14Real Betis186392030-1021
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo184682328-518
16Leganes184591329-1617
17Valencia174492633-716
18Sporting GijonSporting Gijon1833121937-1812
19Granada1817101539-2410
20Osasuna1816111738-219
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