Karim Benzema

Position: Striker
Team: Real Madrid
Born: December 19, 1987 (age 26)
Hometown: Lyon, France
Height: 6'2''
Nationality: French
Ludogorets Razgrad's midfielder Marcelinho celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October 1, 2014
Preview: Ludogorets Razgrad vs. Basel
Sports Mole looks ahead to Wednesday's Champions League group stage encounter between Ludogorets Razgrad and Basel.
Oct 20, 14:32
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe during the Spanish league football match on October 18, 2014
Match Analysis: Levante 0-5 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the action as Real Madrid thump Levante 5-0 in La Liga on Saturday afternoon.
Oct 18, 17:28
Raphael Varane of Real Madrid CF heads the ball beside Ragnar Sigurdsson of FC Copenhagen during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid CF and FC Copenhagen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 2, 2013
Jose Mourinho: "I like Raphael Varane"
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reveals his admiration for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, but admits that the Spanish club are unlikely to sell the Frenchman.
Oct 12, 16:25
France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring the first goal during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
Paul Pogba denies Patrice Evra rift during France win over Portugal
Paul Pogba denies that he argued with France teammate Patrice Evra during last night's 2-1 win over Portugal.
Oct 12, 13:56
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Alvaro Arbeloa after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia
Karim Benzema reveals toe injury
Karim Benzema reveals that he suffered a toe injury in France's 2-1 win over Portugal on Saturday and will go for scans on Monday to reveal the extent of the damage.
Oct 12, 13:30
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
Result: Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba strike to hand France victory over Portugal
France hold on to beat Portugal 2-1 victory in an international friendly in Paris.
Oct 11, 21:38
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
Half-Time Report: Karim Benzema hands France early lead over Portugal
Karim Benzema puts France 1-0 up against Portugal in an international friendly at the Stade de France.
Oct 11, 20:32
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opener for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Report: Arsene Wenger calls Karim Benzema, asks striker to join Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in a bid to bring the striker to the Emirates, according to a report.
Oct 11, 14:39
Portugal's forward and captain Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Group G football match between Portugal and Ghana at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014
Preview: France vs. Portugal
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday evening's friendly between France and Portugal.
Oct 9, 18:01
Real's Karim Benzema celebrates with Cristiano Ronaldo after a goal against Grenada on August 26, 2013
Karim Benzema honoured by Cristiano Ronaldo praise
Real Madrid marksman Karim Benzema reveals how honoured he was to hear Cristiano Ronaldo refer to him as the best striker in La Liga.
Oct 8, 01:58
Real Madrid's defender Daniel Carvajal vies with Atletico Madrid's Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic 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, 201
Dani Carvajal "very happy" with Real Madrid win
Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal hails his team's performance in Sunday's 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
Oct 6, 12:52
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 5, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'Karim Benzema the best in Spain'
Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo hails Karim Benzema as the best striker in La Liga following the 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
Oct 6, 00:39
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo heads to score during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 5, 2014
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 5-0 Athletic Bilbao
Sports Mole looks at who impressed during Real Madrid's emphatic 5-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu this evening.
Oct 5, 23:27
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award for player of the year during the FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony on January 13, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti confident of Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d'Or success
Carlo Ancelotti claims that Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo is guaranteed to scoop the FIFA Ballon d'Or once again this year.
Oct 5, 23:19
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 5, 2014
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 5-0 Athletic Bilbao
Sports Mole looks back at Real Madrid's emphatic 5-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao this evening.
Oct 5, 22:41
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo heads to score during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 5, 2014
Result: Real Madrid up to fourth after hammering Athletic Bilbao
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a third league hat-trick in four games as Real Madrid move into the top four of La Liga with a 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
Oct 5, 21:51
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Real Madrid CF at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on September 27, 2014
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid in control at the break
Real Madrid take a 2-0 lead into half time against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.
Oct 5, 20:47
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo heads to score during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 5, 2014
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 5-0 Athletic Bilbao - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's text coverage of Real Madrid's 5-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu.
Oct 5, 19:30
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his teammate Gareth Bale after scoring a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao
Sports Mole previews Athletic Bilbao's trip to the Bernabeu to play Real Madrid.
Oct 3, 16:36
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opener for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Liverpool close in on Karim Benzema deal?
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could join Liverpool for a fee in the region of £38.8m in January, according to a report.
Oct 2, 07:59
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Alvaro Arbeloa after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia
Karim Benzema: 'Success of Real Madrid comes first'
Karim Benzema claims that it was a relief just to contribute from the bench for Real Madrid in their 2-1 win over Ludogorets Razgrad.
Oct 2, 02:26
Ludogorets Razgrad's midfielder Marcelinho celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October 1, 2014
Ludogorets Razgrad boss hails 'fearless' display against Real Madrid
Georgi Dermendzhiev hails his Ludogorets Razgrad team for matching Champions League holders Real Madrid in Wednesday's 2-1 defeat in Sofia.
Oct 2, 01:14
Javier Hernandez of Real Madrid CF celebrates with his teammate Isco after scoring against Deportivo on September 20, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti defends misfiring Javier Hernandez
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti claims that striker Javier Hernandez need not dwell on his goal-shy display in the 2-1 win over Ludogorets Razgrad.
Oct 2, 00:44
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his teammate Gareth Bale after scoring a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October
Carlo Ancelotti: Cristiano Ronaldo injury "nothing serious"
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti describes the injury picked up by Cristiano Ronaldo in the win over Ludogorets Razgrad as "nothing serious".
Oct 1, 23:39
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Alvaro Arbeloa after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia
Player Ratings: Ludogorets Razgrad 1-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole looks at how the players did in Real Madrid's 2-1 Champions League win away to Ludogorets Razgrad.
Oct 1, 22:59
Ludogorets Razgrad's midfielder Marcelinho celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October 1, 2014
Georgi Dermendzhiev: 'We could have had better result against Real Madrid'
Ludogorets Razgrad manager Georgi Dermendzhiev believes that his charges could have got a better result in their 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid.
Oct 1, 22:55
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Alvaro Arbeloa after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia
Match Analysis: Ludogorets Razgrad 1-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how Real Madrid laboured to victory over Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League.
Oct 1, 22:27
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his teammate Gareth Bale after scoring a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Real Madrid at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia on October
Result: Karim Benzema nets late winner for Real Madrid in Bulgaria
Real Madrid come from behind to edge past Razgrad Ludogorets 2-1 in their Champions League Group B encounter in Bulgaria.
Oct 1, 21:36
Javier Hernandez of Real Madrid CF celebrates with his teammate Isco after scoring against Deportivo on September 20, 2014
Team News: Javier Hernandez starts for Real Madrid, Karim Benzema on bench
Javier Hernandez starts his first game for Real Madrid as they take on Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League.
Oct 1, 19:36
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Real Madrid CF at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on September 27, 2014
Live Commentary: Ludogorets Razgrad 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive the action in Sports Mole's live coverage of Real Madrid's 2-1 win away to Ludogorets Razgrad.
Oct 1, 18:44
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 hails Karim Benzema
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti backs under-fire forward Karim Benzema.
Sep 28, 17:30
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Real Madrid CF at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on September 27, 2014
Result: Real Madrid move into fourth with away win
Real Madrid move into fourth spot in the La Liga table as goals from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo see them past home side Villarreal.
Sep 27, 16:51
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Real Madrid CF at El Madrigal stadium in Villareal on September 27, 2014
Half-Time Report: Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo give Real Madrid half-time lead
Goals from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo give travelling Real Madrid a 2-0 half-time lead over Villarreal in La Liga.
Sep 27, 15:50
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opener for Real Madrid against Cordoba on August 25, 2014
Team News: Karim Benzema leads Real Madrid line against Villarreal
Real Madrid hand a start to French forward Karim Benzema as they travel to face Villarreal in La Liga this afternoon, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale also featuring.
Sep 27, 14:45
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
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