Christian Benteke

Born: December 3, 1990 (age 26)

Height: 6'3" (191cm)

Hometown: Kinshasa, Zaire
Nationality: Belgium Belgian

Position: Striker
Christian Benteke in action for Crystal Palace on August 27, 2016
Career History
Youth2004-2006Standard Liege
2006-2007Genk
Senior2007-2009Genk
2009-2011Standard Liege
2011-2012Genk
2012-2015Aston Villa
2015-2016Liverpool
2016-Crystal Palace
International2010-Belgium
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A general view of the stadium ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on Augsut 18, 2013
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park.
Oct 12, 12:30
Sam Allardyce watches on during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Leicester City on April 15, 2017
Sam Allardyce: 'Crystal Palace have quality to remain in Premier League'
Sam Allardyce says that former club Crystal Palace are still capable of retaining their Premier League status, despite a dismal start to the season.
Oct 4, 11:18
Alberto Gilardino of Fiorentina celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between US Citta di Palermo and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Renzo Barbera on May 24, 2015
Report: Crystal Palace eye Alberto Gilardino
Crystal Palace are considering a move for experienced Italian striker Alberto Gilardino to boost their attacking options, according to a report.
Oct 2, 13:51
Carlton Cole in action for West Ham on November 22, 2014
Carlton Cole open to Crystal Palace move
Carlton Cole reveals that he would be interested in joining Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace on a free transfer.
Oct 2, 13:10
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata wheels away in celebration after opening the scoring during the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017
Result: Manchester United beat Crystal Palace to go clear at summit
Manchester United move three points clear at the top of the Premier League courtesy of a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Sep 30, 16:52
Manchester United's Chris Smalling in action against Southampton on May 17, 2017
Team News: Chris Smalling in for Eric Bailly
Chris Smalling comes back into the fold as Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace.
Sep 30, 14:04
Roy Hodgson is having a mare during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson dismisses Carlton Cole reports
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson dismisses reports that the Eagles are looking to sign free agent Carlton Cole.
Sep 30, 10:59
Roy Hodgson is having a mare during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Crystal Palace's Roy Hodgson keen for "some good luck" versus Manchester United
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson suggests that his side may require "some good luck" when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Sep 29, 17:52
Christian Benteke in action for Crystal Palace on August 27, 2016
Christian Benteke out for at least six weeks with ligament damage
Christian Benteke will remain out of action "for a minimum of six weeks" after damaging his knee ligaments, reveals Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson.
Sep 29, 13:24
Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany in action for Belgium on August 14, 2013.
Vincent Kompany named in Belgium squad for World Cup qualifiers
Vincent Kompany is in contention to feature in Belgium's games against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus next week, despite being sidelined for the past month through injury.
Sep 29, 12:50
Jose Mourinho waves after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Preview: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews the Premier League showdown at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Crystal Palace.
Sep 29, 09:00
Carlton Cole in action for West Ham on November 22, 2014
Crystal Palace keen to sign free agent Carlton Cole?
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is reportedly keen to sign former West Ham United striker Carlton Cole on a free transfer.
Sep 28, 12:40
Rickie Lambert of Liverpool celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on January 17, 2015
Crystal Palace to sign Rickie Lambert?
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodson is considering bringing in free agent Rickie Lambert to help deal with the club's striker crisis.
Sep 27, 16:57
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke ruled out for at least six weeks
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is reportedly expected to be on the sidelines for at least six weeks with knee ligament damage.
Sep 25, 19:40
Christian Benteke in action for Crystal Palace on August 27, 2016
Roy Hodgson fears ligament damage for Christian Benteke
Roy Hodgson reveals that Christian Benteke will have a scan on Sunday to determine the extent of the damage suffered to his knee during the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City.
Sep 23, 22:31
Leroy Sane celebrates the fourth during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool on September 9, 2017
Team News: Leroy Sane in for Gabriel Jesus
Leroy Sane partners Sergio Aguero up front as Manchester City welcome Crystal Palace.
Sep 23, 14:06
Steven Davis celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Result: Southampton pour more misery on Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace become the first club in top-flight history to lose their opening five league games without scoring a goal after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
Sep 16, 14:23
Virgil van Dijk warms up prior to the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on September 16, 2017
Team News: Virgil van Dijk on Southampton bench
Virgil van Dijk is named among the substitutes for Southampton's trip to Crystal Palace.
Sep 16, 11:32
Chris Wood celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Burnley and Crystal Palace on September 10, 2017
Result: Chris Wood gives Burnley win over Crystal Palace
Burnley move into the top half of the Premier League table with a 1-0 win over struggling Crystal Palace at Turf Moor.
Sep 10, 15:24
Chris Wood celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Burnley and Crystal Palace on September 10, 2017
Live Commentary: Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Burnley's 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Sep 10, 12:30
Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring with Mark Noble during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Manchester United on May 10, 2016
David Gold: 'Diafra Sakho not for sale'
West Ham United co-chairman David Gold insists that Senegal forward Diafra Sakho is not leaving the London Stadium.
Aug 30, 19:51
Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring with Mark Noble during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Manchester United on May 10, 2016
Crystal Palace 'launch £10m Diafra Sakho bid'
Crystal Palace reportedly make a £10m bid for West Ham United forward Diafra Sakho, who is currently in France after undergoing a medical with Rennes.
Aug 30, 16:01
Jamie Vardy in action during the Premier League game between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion on August 19, 2017
Everton show interest in Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy?
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is a £40m target for Premier League rivals Everton, according to a report.
Aug 26, 22:57
Ajax head coach Frank de Boer looks on prior to the Eredivisie match against PSV Eindhoven on March 20, 2016
Frank de Boer: 'Crystal Palace still active in transfer market'
Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer confirms that he wants to sign a new goalkeeper and a new striker before the transfer window closes.
Aug 25, 15:32
Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger during the game between Liverpool and Arsenal on January 13, 2016
Preview: Liverpool vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Sunday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield.
Aug 25, 14:15
Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool on May 14, 2017
Jurgen Klopp praises "outstandingly good" Liverpool defence
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists that, while his defence were not perfect against Watford last weekend, they did not deserve the level of abuse they received.
Aug 20, 16:23
Ajax's head coach Frank de Boer gestures during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Celtic and Ajax at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on October 22, 2013
Frank de Boer feeling "confident" despite defeat to Liverpool
Frank de Boer is keen to take the positives away from Crystal Palace's 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, insisting that his side looked "very solid" at Anfield.
Aug 19, 20:26
Sadio Mane celebrates with Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Crystal Palace on August 19, 2017
Result: Liverpool battle to victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield
Sadio Mane scores the only goal of the game as Liverpool earn a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace to end their recent hoodoo in this fixture.
Aug 19, 16:53
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Live Commentary: Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Liverpool's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, as Sadio Mane's second-half strike proved the difference.
Aug 19, 14:00
Jurgen Klopp ist eine froh Hase after the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Liverpool on March 6, 2016
Preview: Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield.
Aug 17, 17:50
Steve Mounie celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town on August 12, 2017
Result: Huddersfield win Premier League opener at Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town begin their 2017-18 Premier League campaign with a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Aug 12, 17:13
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose in action during the Premier League clash with Watford at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017
Danny Rose not alone with Tottenham Hotspur frustrations?
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is reportedly not alone with his criticism of the club's transfer policy and wage structure.
Aug 10, 15:59
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Christian Benteke "very happy" at Crystal Palace
Christian Benteke says that he is "looking forward" to working under Frank de Boer this season, as he aims to find his feet heading into next year's World Cup.
Jul 21, 11:24
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Frank de Boer: 'Christian Benteke happy at Crystal Palace'
Frank de Boer is convinced that he will get his wish in keeping Christian Benteke at Crystal Palace, despite strong links with a move to top-flight rivals Everton.
Jul 18, 19:09
Christian Benteke celebrates during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Southampton on December 3, 2016
Everton 'favourites to sign Christian Benteke'
Everton are reportedly leading the race for sign former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace this summer.
Jul 12, 14:53
Edin Dzeko in action during the Coppa Italia game between Lazio and Roma on March 1, 2017
Everton 'eye Edin Dzeko swoop'
A report claims that Everton could move for Roma forward Edin Dzeko in this summer's transfer window.
Jul 11, 11:42
Christian Benteke in action for Crystal Palace on August 27, 2016
Everton, Chelsea interested in Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke?
Everton and Chelsea are reportedly pondering moves for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke.
Jul 10, 21:40
Roma's midfielder from Egypt Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match AS Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen on November 4, 2015
Mohamed Salah 'wants number nine shirt at Liverpool'
Mohamed Salah reportedly wants the number nine shirt at Anfield ahead of his £35m move to Liverpool from Roma.
Jun 21, 12:47
Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks on during the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 6, 2016
Result: Michy Batshuayi, Marouane Fellaini net in Belgium win
Michy Batshuayi and Marouane Fellaini score the goals as Belgium record a 2-1 win over Czech Republic in Monday night's international friendly in Brussels.
Jun 5, 21:36
Belgium's forward Dries Mertens celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Belgium and Israel at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on October 13, 2015
Roberto Martinez hails "fantastic" Dries Mertens development
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez heaps praise on Dries Mertens, describing the Napoli striker as a "master of the number nine position".
Jun 4, 20:13



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