Karim Benzema

Born: December 19, 1987 (age 27)

Height: 6'1.5" (187cm)

Hometown: Lyon, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Striker
Team: Real Madrid (no. 9)
Career History
Youth1996-2005Lyon
Senior2005-2009Lyon
2009-Real Madrid
International2007-France
Sports Mole has 846 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Juventus' forward Alvaro Morata of Spain celebrates after scoring during an Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs. AC Milan at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on February 7, 2015
Liverpool, Arsenal 'battle for Alvaro Morata'
Alvaro Morata reportedly emerges as a transfer target for both Liverpool and Arsenal.
00:45
Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid on February 7, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 1-1 Villarreal
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid draw 1-1 at home to Villarreal in La Liga.
22:28
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid heads the ball beside Gerard Moreno of Villarreal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 1, 2015
Result: Real Madrid held by resilient Villarreal
Real Madrid miss the chance to increase their lead in La Liga as Villarreal earn a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.
21:51
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 31, 2015
Team News: Real Madrid field unchanged side for visit of Villarreal
Carlo Ancelotti names an unchanged side as La Liga leaders Real Madrid take on Villarreal in the Spanish capital.
19:27
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti (R) and Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo celebrate after Marcelo scored during the last sixteen, first-leg UEFA Champions League match against Schalke on February 18, 2015
Carlo Ancelotti plays down four-point lead over Barcelona
Carlo Ancelotti says that Real Madrid still have plenty of work to do before winning La Liga after moving four points clear of Barcelona in second.
Feb 23, 01:34
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with Welsh forward Gareth Bale after scoring during the Spanish league football match Malaga CF vs Real Madrid CF at the Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on November 29, 2014
Player Ratings: Elche 0-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each individual player performed during Real Madrid's 2-0 La Liga win at Elche.
Feb 22, 22:55
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate Real Madrid's third goal during the La Liga match against Almeria on December 12, 2014
Match Analysis: Elche 0-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Elche 2-0 in La Liga.
Feb 22, 22:25
Lomban (L) of Elche competes for the ball with Karim Benzema of Real Madrid during the La Liga match on February 22, 2015
Result: Real Madrid ease past Elche to move four points clear in La Liga
Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo move Real Madrid four points clear in La Liga with a 2-0 win over Elche.
Feb 22, 21:49
Lomban (L) of Elche competes for the ball with Karim Benzema of Real Madrid during the La Liga match on February 22, 2015
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid level at Elche
Elche survive long spells of pressure to keep out Real Madrid in a goalless opening 45 minutes.
Feb 22, 20:46
Lomban (L) of Elche competes for the ball with Karim Benzema of Real Madrid during the La Liga match on February 22, 2015
Live Commentary: Elche 0-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Elche and Real Madrid at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
Feb 22, 19:52
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Team News: Leaders Real Madrid unchanged for trip to Elche
Carlo Ancelotti names an unchanged side as Real Madrid look to extend their lead at the top of the table against Elche.
Feb 22, 19:45
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti (R) and Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo celebrate after Marcelo scored during the last sixteen, first-leg UEFA Champions League match against Schalke on February 18, 2015
Match Analysis: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash in Germany.
Feb 18, 22:18
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the last sixteen, first-leg UEFA Champions League football match against Schalke on February 18, 2015
Result: Real Madrid claim first-leg triumph over Schalke 04
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo earn Real Madrid a 2-0 victory over Schalke 04 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Feb 18, 21:37
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League, group B, football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 22, 2014
Half-Time Report: Cristiano Ronaldo heads Real Madrid into lead over Schalke 04
Cristiano Ronaldo's header hands Real Madrid a 1-0 lead over Schalke 04 at half time in Gelsenkirchen.
Feb 18, 20:34
Lucas Silva for Real Madrid on January 26, 2015
Team News: Lucas Silva makes Champions League debut for Real Madrid
Lucas Silva makes his first appearance in the Champions League as Real Madrid travel to Schlake 04 in the last 16 of the tournament.
Feb 18, 19:15
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema to miss Schalke 04 clash?
Reports in the Spanish press claim that Karim Benzema is struggling with illness ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League last-16 first leg against Schalke 04.
Feb 18, 15:13
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Real Madrid reaction pleases Carlo Ancelotti
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti praises the response of his players to their 4-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid as they beat Deportivo 2-0 in La Liga.
Feb 15, 12:26
Real Madrid's midfielder Isco celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match against RC Deportivo de la Coruna on February 14, 2015
Result: Real Madrid increase La Liga lead with win over Deportivo La Coruna
Real Madrid beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 to move four points clear at the top of La Liga.
Feb 14, 18:50
Real Madrid's midfielder Isco celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match against RC Deportivo de la Coruna on February 14, 2015
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid ahead thanks to Isco's curler
Isco's goal midway through the first half gives Real Madrid a 1-0 lead over Deportivo La Coruna after 45 minutes of their La Liga clash at the Bernabeu.
Feb 14, 17:46
Real Madrid's midfielder Isco celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match against RC Deportivo de la Coruna on February 14, 2015
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 2-0 Deportivo La Coruna - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Real Madrid's 2-0 La Liga win over Deportivo La Coruna.
Feb 14, 16:30
Atletico Madrid's Turkish midfielder Arda Turan (L) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao during the Spanish league football match on February 7, 2015
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Atletico Madrid thrash Real Madrid 4-0 in La Liga.
Feb 7, 17:30
French forward Antoine Griezmann is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the friendly football match France vs Albania on November 14, 2014
Antoine Griezmann: 'Karim Benzema's a top player'
Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann reveals that he admires Karim Benzema and labels him "a top player".
Feb 7, 06:40
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates past Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 4, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 2-1 Sevilla
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 2-1 in La Liga at the Bernabeu.
Feb 4, 22:21
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates past Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 4, 2015
Result: Real Madrid beat Sevilla to go four points clear at La Liga summit
First-half goals from James Rodriguez and Jese help Real Madrid secure a 2-1 victory over Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
Feb 4, 21:40
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates past Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 4, 2015
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid on course to extend league lead
Real Madrid find themselves two goals to the good against Sevilla following a first half which saw two of their key players withdraw through injury.
Feb 4, 20:37
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 26, 2014
Video: Chelsea striker Diego Costa stars in Adidas 'There Will Be Haters' ad
Chelsea striker Diego Costa stars alongside Arjen Robben, Karim Benzema and David Alaba in Adidas's new 'There Will Be Haters' ad campaign.
Feb 4, 14:47
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group B football match Real Madrid CF vs Liverpool FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 4, 2014
Sports Mole's La Liga Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out its XI star performers following another weekend of pulsating La Liga action.
Feb 3, 12:55
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates with Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 31, 2015
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each individual player performed during Real Madrid's 4-1 La Liga win over Real Sociedad.
Jan 31, 20:10
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 31, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 4-1 in La Liga.
Jan 31, 19:30
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 31, 2015
Result: Karim Benzema brace helps Real Madrid see off Real Sociedad
Real Madrid extend their lead at the top of La Liga with a comfortable 4-1 win over Real Sociedad.
Jan 31, 16:51
Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA World Club Cup semi-final football match against Cruz Azul on December 16, 2014
Half-Time Report: Sergio Ramos gives Real Madrid a half-time lead over Real Sociedad
Sergio Ramos gives Real Madrid a 2-1 half-time lead over Real Sociedad in La Liga.
Jan 31, 15:48
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu, which the home side won 4-1.
Jan 31, 14:30
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal during the La Liga match between Cordoba CF and Real Madrid CF at El Arcangel stadium on January 24, 2015
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga match between a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real Madrid and David Moyes's Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu.
Jan 29, 23:07
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
Report: Chelsea target Sergio Ramos
Chelsea contact Sergio Ramos's agent over signing the Real Madrid defender in the summer, according to reports.
Jan 28, 01:02
Real Madrid's French assistant coach Zinedine Zidane looks on before the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 18, 2013
Zinedine Zidane defends Karim Benzema
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is unfairly criticised, according to Real Madrid Castilla boss Zinedine Zidane.
Jan 27, 14:24
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal during the La Liga match between Cordoba CF and Real Madrid CF at El Arcangel stadium on January 24, 2015
Player Ratings: Cordoba 1-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each individual player performed during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba in La Liga.
Jan 24, 21:25
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Bayern Munchen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
Match Analysis: Cordoba 1-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Cordoba 2-1 in La Liga.
Jan 24, 20:45
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) round of 32 second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs UE Cornella at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 2, 2014
James Rodriguez: 'Real Madrid deserved to beat Cordoba'
Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez believes that their 2-1 win against Cordoba "was fair", despite needing a late Gareth Bale penalty to secure all three points.
Jan 24, 18:00
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal during the La Liga match between Cordoba CF and Real Madrid CF at El Arcangel stadium on January 24, 2015
Result: Real Madrid leave it late to down Cordoba
Cordoba succumb to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in their La Liga clash at the Estadio Nuevo Arcangel, courtesy of Gareth Bale's late penalty.
Jan 24, 16:52
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
Live Commentary: Cordoba 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Cordoba and Real Madrid, which the away side won 2-1.
Jan 24, 14:30
Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Real Madrid255261
2Barcelona255559
3Atletico Madrid252854
4Valencia252453
5Sevilla251246
6Villarreal251645
7Malaga25041
8Espanyol25-432
9Celta Vigo24131
10Athletic Bilbao25-930
11Rayo Vallecano25-1529
12Real Sociedad25-827
13Eibar25-927
14Getafe25-1326
15Deportivo La Coruna25-1825
16Almeria25-1724
17Elche24-2323
18Levante25-2722
19Granada25-2419
20Cordoba25-2118