Karim Benzema

Born: December 19, 1987 (age 28)

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 1,322 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo "100% fit" for Manchester City showdown
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane confirms that Cristiano Ronaldo will be "100% fit" for tomorrow's Champions League semi-final showdown against Manchester City.
13:08
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
Zinedine Zidane hopeful on Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema fitness
Zinedine Zidane hopes that Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to play in next week's meeting with Manchester City, having sat out the win at Real Sociedad.
Apr 30, 19:50
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid on April 30, 2016
Result: Real Madrid temporarily go top of La Liga table
Gareth Bale scores 10 minutes from time as Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 1-0 at the Anoeta to move to the top of the La Liga table ahead of Barcelona's Sociedad clash.
Apr 30, 16:52
Southampton's Irish striker Shane Long celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north west England on November 28, 2015
Preview: Southampton vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole casts its eye forward to Sunday's Premier League match at St Mary's as Southampton take on Manchester City.
Apr 30, 15:59
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Team News: Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo absent for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo miss Real Madrid's trip to Real Sociedad.
Apr 30, 14:17
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane 'concerned' about injuries
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits that he is "concerned" by his team's current injury problems ahead of games against Real Sociedad and Manchester City.
Apr 29, 19:14
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid at the Anoeta.
Apr 28, 22:40
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at San Mames Stadium on September 23, 2015
Real Madrid confirm hamstring injury for Karim Benzema
Real Madrid confirm that Karim Benzema has suffered a right hamstring injury but give no estimation on how long the French striker might be sidelined for.
Apr 28, 20:06
Jurgen Norbert Klopp knows where his loyalties lie during the Europa League quarter-final between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund on April 14, 2016
Preview: Villarreal vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg between Villarreal and Liverpool at Estadio El Madrigal.
Apr 27, 11:51
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane "happy" with goalless draw
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that he is "happy" with his team's goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Manchester City.
Apr 26, 22:25
Luka Modric of Real Madrid is flanked by Manchester City pair Fernando and Fernandinho during the Champions League semi-final first leg on April 26, 2016
Result: Manchester City, Real Madrid play out goalless draw
Manchester City and Real Madrid play out a goalless draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Etihad on Tuesday night.
Apr 26, 21:37
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal against Levante on March 2, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo misses out for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is left out of the starting XI for Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City after failing a fitness test.
Apr 26, 18:42
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Preview: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.
Apr 26, 12:07
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
Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo 'fit to face Manchester City'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are in line to face Manchester City.
Apr 25, 21:42
Karim Benzema in action during Real Madrid's 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on December 20, 2015
Zinedine Zidane 'unsure' on Karim Benzema fitness
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admits that he is 'unsure' whether Karim Benzema will be fit to face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals next week.
Apr 24, 20:08
Gareth Bale reacts to a Rayo goal during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid on April 23, 2016
Zinedine Zidane heaps praise on Real Madrid match-winner Gareth Bale
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hails "spectacular" match-winner Gareth Bale after the Welshman inspired his team to come from behind and win 3-2 at Rayo Vallecano.
Apr 23, 20:37
Gareth Bale reacts to a Rayo goal during the La Liga game between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid on April 23, 2016
Result: Gareth Bale inspires Real Madrid to comeback victory
Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid come from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2 and move to the top of the La Liga table in the process.
Apr 23, 16:53
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale in, Cristiano Ronaldo out for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is absent from the Real Madrid matchday squad as Gareth Bale returns to the fold.
Apr 23, 14:07
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's La Liga clash between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid in the Spanish capital.
Apr 21, 18:44
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Zinedine Zidane hails Karim Benzema
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane pays tribute to Karim Benzema after the Frenchman hit his 23rd league goal of the season on Wednesday night.
Apr 21, 12:13
Karim Benzema celebrates scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Result: Real Madrid keep pace with top two in La Liga
Real Madrid move to within one point of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 3-0 victory over Villarreal at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
Apr 20, 22:53
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 3-0 Villarreal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Villarreal at the Bernabeu, which ended in a 3-0 home win.
Apr 20, 20:30
Lucas Vazquez rewards the camera after scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Eibar on April 9, 2016
Team News: Lucas Vazquez comes in for Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu
Lucas Vazquez replaces Gareth Bale in Real Madrid's starting lineup for the visit of Villarreal at the Bernabeu.
Apr 20, 20:18
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 'still on Arsenal's radar'
Arsenal will reportedly consider a fresh approach for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this summer.
Apr 18, 14:02
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
Karim Benzema not selected for France's Euro 2016 campaign
The French Football Federation confirms that Karim Benzema will not be selected for Euro 2016 due to his alleged involvement in a sex-tape blackmail plot.
Apr 13, 17:12
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a goal during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sees Real Madrid through to semi-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo hits a hat-trick as Real Madrid overcome Wolfsburg 3-2 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League once again.
Apr 12, 21:38
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 starts for Real Madrid in Champions League QF clash against Wolfsburg
Karim Benzema overcomes a knee injury to start for Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League quarter-final showdown against Wolfsburg.
Apr 12, 18:48
Ricardo Rodriguez scores from the penalty spot during the Champions League quarter-final between Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Wolfsburg
Sports Mole looks ahead to Real Madrid's home Champions League encounter against Wolfsburg.
Apr 11, 23:51
James Rodriguez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Eibar on April 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid beat Eibar to go second in La Liga table
Real Madrid move above Atletico Madrid into second position in the La Liga table courtesy of a 4-0 victory over Eibar on Saturday afternoon.
Apr 9, 16:49
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Team News: Gareth Bale on bench for Real Madrid
Gareth Bale starts on the bench as Real Madrid welcome Eibar to the Bernabeu.
Apr 9, 14:11
Luis Enrique looks on prior to the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Barcelona and Arsenal on March 16, 2016
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and leaders Barcelona at the Anoeta.
Apr 8, 13:37
Real Madrid players celebrate scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Seville on March 20, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Eibar
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Eibar at the Bernabeu.
Apr 7, 18:40
Ricardo Rodriguez scores from the penalty spot during the Champions League quarter-final between Wolfsburg and Real Madrid on April 6, 2016
Result: Real Madrid lose by two goals in Germany
Wolfsburg beat Real Madrid 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Germany on Wednesday night.
Apr 6, 21:37
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Preview: Wolfsburg vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg between Wolfsburg and Real Madrid from Germany.
Apr 5, 14:08
Three-headed Broadway star Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate scoring during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Valencia on February 3, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg between defending champions Barcelona and La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou.
Apr 4, 19:19
Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique shouts from the sidelines during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs SD Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on October 25, 2015
Luis Enrique: 'We must pick ourselves up'
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique calls on his players to respond from their disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Real Madrid in Saturday's La Liga El Clasico.
Apr 2, 22:12
Gareth Bale thinks he's scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale posts dressing room picture
Gareth Bale posts a picture of the Real Madrid dressing room following their 2-1 victory over Barcelona in Saturday's El Clasico at Camp Nou.
Apr 2, 21:56
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Zinedine Zidane "very happy" with El Clasico win
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praises his players following their 2-1 win over Barcelona in Saturday's El Clasico at Camp Nou.
Apr 2, 21:43
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on April 2, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo hits winner as Real Madrid beat Barcelona at Camp Nou
Cristiano Ronaldo struck an 85th-minute winner for Real Madrid as the capital giants came from behind to beat Barcelona 2-1 in Saturday's El Clasico at Camp Nou.
Apr 2, 21:26
Three-headed Broadway star Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate scoring during the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Valencia on February 3, 2016
Team News: Full-strength sides for El Clasico
Barcelona and Real Madrid are both able to name strong sides for El Clasico at Camp Nou.
Apr 2, 18:44
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona362745104297585
2Atletico MadridAtletico36274560164485
3Real Madrid362664105327384
4Villarreal361810844311364
5Athletic Bilbao361771255441158
6Celta Vigo36169115057-757
7Sevilla361410124943652
8Malaga361112133433145
9Valencia361111144444044
10Las PalmasLas Palmas36127174449-543
11Real Sociedad36119164247-542
12EibarEibar36119164656-1042
13Real Betis361011153150-1941
14Espanyol36117183667-3140
15Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo36718114359-1639
16Granada3699184265-2336
17Rayo Vallecano36811174870-2235
18Getafe3698193564-2935
19Sporting GijonSporting Gijon3698193761-2435
20Levante3678213466-3229