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
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Cristiano Ronaldo finally shows some modesty during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Preview: Alaves vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between struggling Alaves and under-pressure Real Madrid.
16:35
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring during the Champions League win over Celtic on September 12, 2017
Edinson Cavani offered to Real Madrid?
Paris Saint-Germain reportedly offer striker Edinson Cavani to Real Madrid following the Uruguayan's dispute with new signing Neymar.
11:22
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 signs new Real Madrid contract
Karim Benzema signs a new deal keeping him at Real Madrid until 2021.
Sep 20, 13:02
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Real Madrid willing to sell Karim Benzema to Arsenal for £44m?
Real Madrid are reportedly willing to sell Karim Benzema to Arsenal next year for £44m.
Sep 20, 09:39
Zinedine Zidane is given the bumps after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'I've already signed new Real Madrid deal'
Zinedine Zidane claims that agreeing fresh terms with Real Madrid to remain at the Bernabeu beyond the end of the season "is already done".
Sep 19, 16:19
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema to sign new Real Madrid contract on Thursday?
A report claims that Real Madrid and Karim Benzema have come to an agreement over a new four-year deal at the Bernabeu, with an announcement to be made on Thursday.
Sep 18, 17:05
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Record-equalling Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad to return to winning ways
Real Madrid return to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Real Sociedad, who see their 100% start to the season come to an end.
Sep 17, 21:40
Neymar wearing Beats headphones IN A PSG SHIRT
Karim Benzema "not surprised" by Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain
Karim Benzema discusses Neymar's recent high-profile switch from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, questioning the "strange" motive behind the move.
Sep 15, 13:16
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema happy to stay at 'world's best club' Real Madrid
Karim Benzema, recently linked with a move to Arsenal, insists that he sees no reason to leave Real Madrid as they are the "best club in the world".
Sep 15, 13:05
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg on August 16, 2017
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Sunday night's La Liga clash between high-flying Real Sociedad and Spanish champions Real Madrid at the Anoeta.
Sep 15, 12:44
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo returns to inspire Real Madrid in Champions League
Real Madrid open their 2017-18 Champions League Group H campaign with a 3-0 win over Cypriot outfit APOEL at the Bernabeu.
Sep 13, 21:38
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'Real Madrid could not sign a new number nine'
Zinedine Zidane says that Real Madrid could not pull off the signing of an out-and-out striker in the summer but thinks that the squad will get by.
Sep 12, 20:19
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema to have £900m release clause?
Real Madrid are reportedly planning to tie down striker Karim Benzema to a new deal with a release clause of £900m.
Sep 12, 16:58
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema interested in Arsenal move?
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will reportedly consider joining Arsenal next year if manager Arsene Wenger still retains an interest.
Sep 11, 15:54
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema sidelined for at least a month?
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could be sidelined for up to six weeks with the hamstring injury he sustained during the 1-1 draw with Levante.
Sep 10, 20:05
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Levante hold 10-man Real Madrid at Bernabeu
Spanish champions Real Madrid have Marcelo sent off in a 1-1 draw with Levante at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.
Sep 9, 13:58
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale gestures during the UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg football match Real Madrid FC vs Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 13, 2015
Team News: Gareth Bale on Real Madrid bench
Gareth Bale is named among the substitutes as Real Madrid welcome Levante to the Bernabeu.
Sep 9, 11:04
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Levante
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between champions Real Madrid and newly-promoted Levante.
Sep 8, 16:18
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Zinedine Zidane throws support behind Karim Benzema
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists that he does not blame Karim Benzema for the team's failure to beat Valencia on Sunday night.
Aug 28, 12:10
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane "very proud" of players
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane refuses to criticise his players following Sunday's 2-2 draw with Valencia in La Liga.
Aug 28, 11:57
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Marco Asensio spares Real Madrid's blushes
Marco Asensio scores twice - including an 83rd minute leveller - as Real Madrid draw 2-2 with Valencia at the Bernabeu on Sunday night.
Aug 27, 23:05
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the Premier League match against Southampton on May 10, 2017
Arsenal consider late offer for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema?
Arsenal will reportedly consider a late bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema should they receive an acceptable offer for forward Alexis Sanchez.
Aug 26, 10:11
A general view during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 30, 2011
Report: Real Madrid to extend contracts of five first-team players
A report claims that Isco, Marco Asensio, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal and Raphael Varane are set to pen fresh terms at Real Madrid.
Aug 23, 20:49
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema 'on verge of new Real Madrid contract'
French forward Karim Benzema will reportedly sign a two-year contract extension at Real Madrid in the coming days.
Aug 21, 13:27
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Result: Gareth Bale nets in comfortable Real Madrid win
Gareth Bale, Casemiro and Toni Kroos score the goals as La Liga champions Real Madrid open their 2017-18 campaign with a 3-0 victory at Deportivo La Coruna.
Aug 20, 23:10
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema lead line for Real Madrid at Deportivo La Coruna
Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema lead the line for Real Madrid in their La Liga opener at Deportivo La Coruna.
Aug 20, 20:23
Marco Asensio in action during the friendly between Italy under-21s and Spain under-21s on March 27, 2017
Report: Real Madrid in talks with Marco Asensio over new contract
Real Madrid are hoping to tie Marco Asensio to a new deal at the Bernabeu with an increased buyout clause.
Aug 19, 11:59
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3, 2017
Preview: Deportivo La Coruna vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the opening weekend of La Liga as champions Real Madrid travel to face Deportivo La Coruna at the Estadio Riazor.
Aug 18, 17:19
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: Real Madrid cruise past Barcelona to win Supercopa de Espana
Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema help Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Barcelona in the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana and a 5-1 victory on aggregate.
Aug 16, 23:50
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale, Isco rested for El Clasico clash with Barcelona
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane rests both Gareth Bale and Isco for their El Clasico showdown against Barcelona.
Aug 16, 21:08
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (5-1 on agg) - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Barcelona, as Los Blancos added to their advantage for a comfortable aggregate victory.
Aug 16, 20:59
Cristiano Ronaldo scores past Gerard Pique during the Supercopa de Espana first-leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on August 13, 2017
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews the second leg of the Supercopa de Espana tie between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu.
Aug 15, 12:59
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the winning penalty during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Result: Real Madrid claim first-leg advantage at Camp Nou in Supercopa de Espana tie
Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou in a match that saw Cristiano Ronaldo find the net and get sent off after coming off the bench.
Aug 13, 22:53
Cristiano Ronaldo finally shows some modesty during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo benched for El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo starts on the bench as Real Madrid travel to Barcelona in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana.
Aug 13, 19:54
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid land UEFA Super Cup
Champions League holders Real Madrid retain the UEFA Super Cup with a 2-1 victory over Europa League winners Manchester United.
Aug 8, 21:42
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale starts, Cristiano Ronaldo on bench
Gareth Bale starts for Real Madrid against Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup.
Aug 8, 18:46
Borja Mayoral of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's opening goal during the UEFA Youth League Round of 16 match between Real Madrid and FC Porto at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on February 17, 2015
Borja Mayoral hoping for Real Madrid chance
Spain Under-21s international Borja Mayoral says that he is hopeful of being handed the chance to impress for Real Madrid this season.
Aug 6, 15:16
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Result: Real Madrid beat MLS All-Star on penalties
Real Madrid edge out MLS All-Stars in a penalty shootout after the match in Chicago finished 1-1 after normal time.
Aug 3, 09:19
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Karim Benzema 'to pen new long-term Real Madrid deal'
France forward Karim Benzema will reportedly sign a new five-year contract with Real Madrid before the start of the 2017-18 campaign.
Jul 27, 14:08
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Zinedine Zidane coy on future of Real Madrid attacking trio
Zinedine Zidane admits that "anything can happen" with regards to whether Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will stay at Real Madrid this season.
Jul 27, 12:01



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona55001721515
2Sevilla541071613
3Atletico MadridAtletico5320104611
4Valencia52309369
5Levante52308449
6Real Sociedad5302111019
7Real Betis530267-19
8Real Madrid52219548
9Villarreal52126517
10Athletic Bilbao52124317
11Leganes52123307
12Las PalmasLas Palmas520358-36
13EibarEibar5203310-76
14Getafe512245-15
15GironaGirona512235-25
16Espanyol512238-55
17Celta Vigo511368-24
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo5113611-54
19AlavesAlaves500508-80
20Malaga5005111-100
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