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 1,478 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
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.
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.
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 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
Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo, Real Madrid's midfielder Isco, Real Madrid's Columbian midfielder James and Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates scoring during the Audi Cup football match Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur in Munich, sou
Real Madrid's Marcelo hails "important" win
Real Madrid defender Marcelo calls his team's 2-1 victory at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday afternoon 'an important win'.
Mar 19, 14:16
Gareth Bale embraces Karim Benzema during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Result: Real Madrid go five points clear at top of La Liga
Brazilian midfielder Casemiro scores the winner as Real Madrid move five points clear at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 success at Athletic Bilbao.
Mar 18, 17:10
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) reacts after Athletic Bilbao scored during the Spanish league football match on March 7, 2015
Live Commentary: Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid from San Mames.
Mar 18, 14:15
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid return to top of La Liga
Sergio Ramos scores a late winner as Real Madrid return to the top of La Liga with a 2-1 victory over Real Betis at the Bernabeu.
Mar 12, 21:38
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate Real Madrid's third goal during the La Liga match against Almeria on December 12, 2014
Casemiro offers support to Real Madrid's under-fire BBC
Casemiro insists that Real Madrid's front three of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo remain "very important players" for the club, despite recent criticism.
Mar 8, 14:35
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Result: Real Madrid through to quarter-finals of Champions League
Real Madrid book their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after recording a 3-1 win at Napoli in the second leg of their last-16 tie.
Mar 7, 21:41
Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri at the Serie A match against Roma on March 4, 2017
Live Commentary: Napoli 1-3 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Champions League last-16 second leg between Napoli and Real Madrid.
Mar 7, 18:45
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: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale return for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale return to the Real Madrid starting lineup for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Napoli.
Mar 7, 18:31
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane brushes off BBC criticism
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane brushes off criticism of his front three Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.
Mar 6, 20:51
Cristiano Ronaldo holds up the trophy after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Preview: Napoli vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg between Napoli and Real Madrid, with the holders enjoying a 3-1 lead at the halfway stage of the tie.
Mar 6, 16:44
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Getafe CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 5, 2015
Result: Real Madrid back on top of La Liga
Real Madrid return to the top of La Liga ahead of Barcelona courtesy of a 4-1 win over Eibar in the Basque Country on Saturday afternoon.
Mar 4, 17:07
Luka Modric in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Live Commentary: Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Eibar and Real Madrid from the Ipurua.
Mar 4, 14:15
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo out for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is ruled out and Gareth Bale is suspended for Real Madrid's trip to Eibar.
Mar 4, 14:13
Cristiano Ronaldo finally shows some modesty during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo absent for Eibar trip
Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's La Liga clash with Eibar on Saturday afternoon due to "some muscular problems".
Mar 3, 19:27
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo saves 10-man Real Madrid with late brace
Ten-man Real Madrid come from 3-1 behind to draw 3-3 with Las Palmas in Wednesday night's incident-filled La Liga clash at the Bernabeu.
Mar 1, 22:28



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18Sporting GijonSporting Gijon3358203666-3023
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