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
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Cristiano Ronaldo (C) of Real Madrid CF hugs Gonzalo Higuain after scoring Real's 2nd goal during the La Liga match between CA Osasuna and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Reyno de Navarra on March 31, 2012
On this day: Cristiano Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid hammer Osasuna
Three years ago today, a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid recorded a 5-1 win away at Osasuna.
08:00
Javier Hernandez for Real Madrid on December 2, 2014
Javier Hernandez 'unhappy at Real Madrid'
Mexican forward Javier Hernandez admits that his lack of football at Real Madrid "is frustrating".
Mar 30, 12:13
Brazil's midfielder Luiz Gustavo is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Brazil, on March 26, 2015
Result: France succumb to defeat against clinical Brazil
France succumb to a humiliating 3-1 defeat at the hands of a spirited Brazil side in Thursday evening's friendly at the Stade de France.
Mar 26, 21:54
Brazil's forward Oscar is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Brazil, on March 26, 2015
Half-Time Report: Oscar pulls Brazil level against France after Raphael Varane opens scoring
France and Brazil are level at the break, playing out a 1-1 draw in Thursday evening's friendly at the Stade de France.
Mar 26, 20:50
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
Team News: Karim Benzema named France captain as injured David Luiz misses out for Brazil
Karim Benzema is named France captain for Thursday evening's friendly against Brazil at the Stade de France as the injured David Luiz misses out for the Selecao.
Mar 26, 19:23
Brazil's forward Oscar is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match France vs Brazil, on March 26, 2015
Live Commentary: France 1-3 Brazil - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the International friendly between France and Brazil at the Stade de France.
Mar 26, 18:45
Luka Modric for Real Madrid on September 27, 2014
Karim Benzema: 'We have missed Luka Modric'
Real Madrid have suffered without creative midfielder Luka Modric, according to Los Blancos forward Karim Benzema.
Mar 25, 17:13
Juventus' Spanish forward Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring during the Round of 16, second-leg UEFA Champions League football match against Borussia Dortmund on March 18, 2015
Alvaro Morata: 'It is tough for Jese Rodriguez'
Juventus forward Alvaro Morata warns Jese Rodriguez that the Spaniard will find it difficult to secure a regular first-team spot at Real Madrid.
Mar 25, 14:54
Blaise Matuidi of France controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014
Preview: France vs. Brazil
Sports Mole looks ahead to the international friendly in Paris between France and Brazil.
Mar 24, 15:39
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema: "We must keep believing"
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema insists that there is still a long way to go in the La Liga title race.
Mar 24, 14:26
Barcelona's French defender Jeremy Mathieu celebrates after scoring a goal next to Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos during the 'clasico' Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 22, 2015
Match Analysis: Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Camp Nou in La Liga.
Mar 22, 22:43
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates his goal during the 'clasico' Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 22, 2015
Result: Luis Suarez fires Barcelona to victory in El Clasico
Luis Suarez scores the winner as Barcelona record a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in El Clasico to move four points clear in the title race.
Mar 22, 21:51
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with Daniel Carvajal as he scores their first and equalising goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015
Half-Time Report: Cristiano Ronaldo cancels out Jeremy Mathieu opener in El Clasico
Cristiano Ronaldo cancels out Jeremy Mathieu's header as Barcelona and Real Madrid reach the half-time interval level at 1-1.
Mar 22, 20:48
Malaga's midfielder Santi Cazorla (C) scores during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs Malaga at the Santiago Barnabeu stadium in Madrid on March 18, 2012
On this day: Santi Cazorla ends Real Madrid winning run
Three years ago today, a stoppage-time equaliser from Malaga's Santi Cazorla denied Real Madrid a 12th straight victory.
Mar 18, 09:56
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) celebrates a goal with teammate Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (2nd L) during the Spanish league football match on March 15, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 2-0 Levante
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Gareth Bale scores twice in Real Madrid's 2-0 La Liga win over Levante.
Mar 15, 22:30
Gareth Bale (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Simao Mate Junios (L) of Levante UD during tha La Liga match on March 15, 2015
Result: Gareth Bale brace gives Real Madrid the win
Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid end a disappointing week on a high with a 2-0 win over Levante.
Mar 15, 21:51
Gareth Bale (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Simao Mate Junios (L) of Levante UD during tha La Liga match on March 15, 2015
Half-Time Report: Gareth Bale brace puts Real Madrid in front
Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid take a 2-0 lead in at half time against Levante.
Mar 15, 20:48
Iker Casillas for Real Madrid on August 12, 2014
Team News: Iker Casillas dropped for Real Madrid
Iker Casillas misses out for Real Madrid as they host Levante in La Liga.
Mar 15, 19:18
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema fit for Levante clash
Karim Benzema overcomes a knock to be included in the Real Madrid squad to face Levante.
Mar 14, 10:57
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema kicks and scores against Schalke during the Champions League match on March 10, 2015
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 3-4 Schalke (Real Madrid win 5-4 on aggregate)
Sports Mole takes a look at how each individual player performed as Real Madrid squeezed past Schalke 04 in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
Mar 10, 23:13
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
Carlo Ancelotti: Real Madrid played "very badly"
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti admits that his side played "very badly" in their 4-3 second-leg defeat to Schalke in the Champions League.
Mar 10, 22:33
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) is congratulated by Fabio Coentrao (C) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against Schalke on March 10, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 3-4 Schalke (Real Madrid win 5-4 on aggregate)
Sports Mole dissects the action as Real Madrid squeeze into the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of a spirited Schalke 04.
Mar 10, 22:31
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) is congratulated by Fabio Coentrao (C) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against Schalke on March 10, 2015
Result: Real Madrid through despite second-leg defeat to Schalke 04
Defending champions Real Madrid are through to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 5-4 aggregate win over Schalke, who won the second leg 4-3.
Mar 10, 21:36
Schalke's Dutch forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (L) celebrates after scoring with Schalke's midfielder Max Meyer (R) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match  against Real Madrid on March 10, 2015
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 3-4 Schalke (5-4) - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the second leg of the last-16 Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Schalke 04.
Mar 10, 18:45
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti looks on during a press conference at Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on October 29, 2013
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti happy with front three
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insists that changing his current front three, or formation, has not entered his mind, despite a poor run of form.
Mar 9, 14:23
Gareth Bale for Real Madrid on January 31, 2015
Carlo Ancelotti: 'Gareth Bale's numbers will improve'
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti defends Gareth Bale, who has gone eight games without a goal for the Spanish outfit.
Mar 9, 14:10
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
Karim Benzema 'dreams of Ballon d'Or'
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema admits that he still harbours hopes of winning the Ballon d'Or.
Mar 9, 13:44
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema: 'Criticism is normal'
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema admits that scrutiny of his performances are normal.
Mar 9, 13:05
Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Club Bilbao reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Levante UD at San Mames Stadium on August 30, 2014
Match Analysis: Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Athletic Bilbao beat Real Madrid 1-0 at San Mames.
Mar 7, 19:30
Athletic Bilbao's forward Aritz Aduriz celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Athletic Club Bilbao vs Sevilla FC at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on November 2, 2014
Result: Real Madrid fall to Athletic Bilbao defeat
A first-half goal from Aritz Aduriz is enough to earn Athletic Bilbao a 1-0 victory against La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Mar 7, 18:50
Athletic Bilbao's forward Aritz Aduriz celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match Athletic Club Bilbao vs Sevilla FC at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on November 2, 2014
Half-Time Report: Athletic Bilbao lead through Aritz Aduriz header
A header from Aritz Aduriz gives Athletic Bilbao a 1-0 half-time lead over La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Mar 7, 17:48
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs FC Metz (FCM) on January 25, 2015
Jean-Michel Aulas: 'Alexandre Lacazette can reach Karim Benzema's level'
Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas believes that Alexandre Lacazette can reach the same level as Karim Benzema without leaving the Ligue 1 club.
Mar 4, 03:38
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'
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata reportedly emerges as a transfer target for both Liverpool and Arsenal.
Mar 2, 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.
Mar 1, 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.
Mar 1, 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.
Mar 1, 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
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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Barcelona286368
2Real Madrid285264
3Valencia283060
4Atletico Madrid283059
5Sevilla281855
6Villarreal281749
7Malaga28044
8Athletic Bilbao28-639
9Real Sociedad28-436
10Celta Vigo28-235
11Rayo Vallecano28-1735
12Espanyol28-534
13Getafe28-1529
14Eibar28-1228
15Elche28-2927
16Deportivo La Coruna28-2126
17Almeria28-1925
18Levante28-2925
19Granada28-2523
20Cordoba28-2618