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 1,057 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Anthony Martial of Monaco looks on during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Round Play Off First Leg match between Valencia CF and AS Monaco at Mestalla Stadium on August 19, 2015
In profile: Manchester United-bound Anthony Martial
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of Anthony Martial, who is reportedly on the verge of joining Manchester United.
10:24
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Olivier Giroud: 'Karim Benzema would have been good for Arsenal'
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud says that he would have welcomed the signing of Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema.
Aug 31, 09:17
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema eyes trophies with Real Madrid
Reported Arsenal target Karim Benzema says that he is only concentrating on helping Real Madrid "to win trophies" this season.
Aug 30, 10:39
Gareth Bale for Real Madrid on January 31, 2015
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each player performed during Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Real Betis in La Liga.
Aug 30, 00:33
Gareth Bale for Real Madrid on January 31, 2015
Match Analysis: Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Real Betis 5-0 in La Liga on Saturday evening.
Aug 29, 23:59
A general view during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 30, 2011
Result: Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez inspire Real Madrid win over Real Betis
Rafa Benitez claims his first La Liga victory as Real Madrid head coach with a 5-0 demolition of Real Betis, courtesy of doubles from James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale.
Aug 29, 23:42
Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Malaga FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 18, 2015
Half-Time Report: Real Madrid in control against Real Betis
Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez find the net as Real Madrid take a 2-0 lead into the break of their La Liga clash with Real Betis.
Aug 29, 22:16
James Rodriguez for Real Madrid on February 4, 2015
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Real Betis at the Bernabeu.
Aug 29, 21:22
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Team News: Karim Benzema starts for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema returns to the starting lineup as Real Madrid face Real Betis in their La Liga clash at the Bernabeu.
Aug 29, 21:01
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Malaga CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2015
On This Day: Cristiano Ronaldo scores on Real Madrid debut
On this day six years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo opened his scoring account for Real Madrid in a 3-2 home win over Deportivo La Coruna at the Bernabeu.
Aug 29, 08:00
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Villarreal CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 1, 2015
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Real Betis
Sports Mole previews the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Betis at the Bernabeu.
Aug 27, 18:57
Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 24, 2015
Arsene Wenger: 'I'm always available for transfers'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that he is 'available 24 hours a day' for transfer business.
Aug 27, 11:58
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Report: Karim Benzema move to Arsenal back on
Arsenal hold fresh talks with Karim Benzema's agent over a switch to the Gunners, according to a report.
Aug 27, 09:45
Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguyan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Guingamp on May 8, 2015
Arsenal 'not interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani'
Arsenal are reportedly not interested in trying to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, despite rumours suggesting otherwise.
Aug 26, 08:58
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud has a shot on goal past Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates stadium, north London on August 24, 2015
George Graham: 'Arsenal need a goalscorer'
Former Arsenal manager George Graham says that the Gunners must sign a prolific striker if they are to challenge for the Premier League title.
Aug 25, 09:39
Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguyan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Guingamp on May 8, 2015
Report: Arsenal make Edinson Cavani prime target after Karim Benzema setback
Arsenal reportedly turn their attentions to Edinson Cavani after Karim Benzema rules out a move away from Real Madrid.
Aug 24, 23:34
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema: 'Real Madrid is my home'
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema takes to Twitter to hit out at the "clowns" who have suggested that he is unhappy at the Bernabeu.
Aug 24, 17:55
Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match against FC Barcelona on December 10, 2014
Manchester United: Three striker transfer targets
Sports Mole looks at three strikers that Manchester United may have a chance of signing before next week's transfer deadline.
Aug 24, 16:30
Rafael Benitez the Liverpool manager shouts instructions to his players during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on May 2, 2010
Rafael Benitez "optimistic" despite stalemate
Rafael Benitez refuses to read too much into Real Madrid's 0-0 draw away to Sporting Gijon.
Aug 24, 00:40
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Karim Benzema 'ready for £50m Arsenal move'
Karim Benzema will reportedly consider a move to Arsenal, if the Gunners make an offer for the striker.
Aug 24, 00:20
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
Match Analysis: Sporting Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Sporting Gijon hold Real Madrid to a goalless draw in La Liga.
Aug 23, 22:05
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Team News: Karim Benzema misses out for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema is not named in Real Madrid's squad for their opening game of the La Liga season.
Aug 23, 18:58
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema of France leaves the field after the first half of the friendly football game between The Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Madrid in Pasadena, California on August 7, 2010
Rafa Benitez sets Karim Benzema 25-goal target for Real Madrid this season
Rafael Benitez reveals that he has set Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema a 25-goal target for the new season, and has no plans to bring in another back-up striker.
Aug 22, 17:57
Gareth Bale wearing Real Madrid's fetching pink away strip on August 31, 2014
Rafael Benitez to give Gareth Bale free role this season
Rafael Benitez is ready to offer Gareth Bale a free role for the season as he looks to get the best out of the Welshman.
Aug 22, 14:38
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger gesticulates during his side's game with Crystal Palace on August 16, 2015
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger unsure over striker arrival
Arsene Wenger says that he will sign a striker for Arsenal, but only if a world-class one becomes available.
Aug 21, 23:19
Real Madrid's players celebrate defender Nacho Fernandez's goal during the Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu football match Real Madrid vs Galatasaray at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 18, 2015
Preview: Sporting Gijon vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Real Madrid's trip to Sporting Gijon on gameweek one of La Liga's 2015-16 campaign.
Aug 21, 22:54
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger gesticulates during his side's game with Crystal Palace on August 16, 2015
Arsene Wenger "expects" new Arsenal signings, but is "not close" to any deals
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that he "expects" new signings, but the club are "not close" to getting any deals over the line.
Aug 21, 12:31
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema 'spends £160,000 on diamond football'
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema reportedly spends almost £160,000 on a football made of diamonds.
Aug 19, 11:37
Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski celebrates after the first goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Muenchen vs Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, on April 11, 2015
Arsenal bid for Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller rejected by Bayern Munich?
Arsenal enquire about signing Bayern Munich forwards Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller this summer, according to a report.
Aug 19, 09:59
Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguyan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax Amsterdam on November 25, 2014
Report: Arsenal to switch attention from Karim Benzema to Edinson Cavani
Arsenal are to move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani if they fail to sign Karim Benzema, according to reports.
Aug 16, 14:34
Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Adrien Rabiot (C) advances with the ball past Lens' French defender Loick Landre (L) during the French L1 football match  on March 7, 2015
Report: Adrien Rabiot lined up for Arsenal move
Arsenal reportedly draw up a list of transfer targets, including Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot and Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aug 15, 22:10
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal looks dejected after defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park.
Aug 14, 17:00
Karim Benzema for Real Madrid on November 26, 2014
Kaka doubts Real Madrid will sell Karim Benzema
Former Real Madrid man Kaka casts doubt on Karim Benzema's proposed move to Arsenal.
Aug 12, 00:06
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match Juventus vs Real Madrid on May 5, 2015
Rafael Benitez: 'Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for La Liga opener'
Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's La Liga opener against Sporting Gijon on August 23, according to Los Blancos boss Rafael Benitez.
Aug 11, 16:17
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) sits on the bench watching the action during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 9, 2015
Martin Keown: 'Arsene Wenger will keep transfer activity quiet'
Martin Keown says that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is likely to keep transfer targets under wraps.
Aug 11, 09:49
Nacho for Real Madrid on September 27, 2014
Nacho: 'We must score more goals'
Real Madrid defender Nacho calls on his team's attackers to start finding the back of the net following a fairly goal-shy pre-season to date.
Aug 10, 15:33
Napoli's coach from Spain Rafael Benitez reacts during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Napoli on April 4, 2015
Rafael Benitez not worried by lack of goals
Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez says that he is not concerned by his team's lack of goals during pre-season.
Aug 10, 15:07
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) sits on the bench watching the action during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 9, 2015
Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to buy a proven goalscorer
Ray Parlour calls on Arsenal to buy a new striker because the team currently have no "main man".
Aug 10, 12:43
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal looks dejected after defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium on August 9, 2015
Harry Redknapp: 'Arsenal will win league with new striker'
Arsenal will win the Premier League title this season if they sign a new striker, according to Harry Redknapp.
Aug 10, 02:34
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) sits on the bench watching the action during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 9, 2015
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal will not panic buy'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger states that he will not be looking to panic buy in light of his side's 2-0 Premier League defeat at the hands of West Ham United.
Aug 9, 17:45
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2EibarEibar22005146
3Atletico MadridAtletico22004046
4Barcelona22002026
5Real Madrid21105054
6Villarreal21104224
7Granada210134-13
8Espanyol210123-13
9Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo20201102
10Real Sociedad20200002
11Valencia20201102
12Sporting GijonSporting Gijon20200002
13Levante201112-11
14Las PalmasLas Palmas201101-11
15Malaga201101-11
16Sevilla201103-31
17Rayo Vallecano201103-31
18Real Betis201116-51
19Getafe200213-20
20Athletic Bilbao200203-30