Karim Benzema

Born: December 19, 1987 (age 30)

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
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Career History
Youth1996-2005Lyon
Senior2005-2009Lyon
2009-Real Madrid
International2007-France
Sports Mole has 1,662 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Getafe and Real Madrid on October 14, 2017
Zinedine Zidane: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is a team player'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hails the "very good" showing of his side's forward trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in the win over Alaves.
19:24
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have a chat during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets brace in Real Madrid win
Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema all register as Real Madrid record a 4-0 win over Alaves in Saturday afternoon's La Liga clash at the Bernabeu.
17:12
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 4-0 Alaves - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Alaves at the Bernabeu, which ended 4-0.
14:15
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Report: French clubs eyeing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is reportedly open to the prospect of quitting Real Madrid next summer, with Paris Saint-Germain one of four French clubs monitoring the situation.
Feb 22, 12:34
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Result: Real Madrid beat Leganes to go third in La Liga
Real Madrid move above Valencia into third position in La Liga courtesy of a 3-1 win over Leganes at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
Feb 21, 19:35
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Team News: Karim Benzema leads Real Madrid line at Leganes
Karim Benzema is elected to lead Real Madrid's attack against Leganes in La Liga, after Cristiano Ronaldo is given the evening off by Zinedine Zidane.
Feb 21, 16:51
A menacing Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Liverpool on December 22, 2017
Liverpool tracking Lyon midfielder Mohamed Bahlouli?
Liverpool are reportedly considering bidding for Lyon youngster Mohamed Bahlouli.
Feb 20, 14:06
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 21, 2018
Gareth Bale 'asks to leave Real Madrid'
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale reportedly tells his agent that he wants to leave the club this summer, alerting Premier League duo Manchester United and Chelsea.
Feb 20, 09:19
Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo greet each other on October 17, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo 'wants Harry Kane at Real Madrid'
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Real Madrid to bring Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane to the Spanish capital at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, according to a report.
Feb 19, 16:22
Real Madrid's Marco Asensio celebrates scoring during the Champions League final against Juventus on June 3, 2017
Marco Asensio: 'Real Madrid are in a good moment'
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio says that his team are in a "good moment" following their 5-3 win over Real Betis on Sunday.
Feb 19, 11:11
Isco in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Liverpool 'to battle Manchester United for Isco'
Liverpool are reportedly ready to battle Manchester United in the race to sign Isco from Real Madrid, having identified him as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.
Feb 19, 09:08
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Result: Real Madrid triumph in eight-goal thriller with Real Betis
Marco Asensio scores twice while Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema also net as Real Madrid record a 5-3 win over Real Betis in Seville.
Feb 18, 21:40
Sergio Ramos embraces Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo hits double as Real Madrid beat Paris Saint-Germain
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid come from behind to record a 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League.
Feb 14, 21:40
Isco in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Isco starts ahead of Bale for Real Madrid's against PSG in Champions League
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane selects Isco ahead of Gareth Bale for tonight's Champions League last-16 first leg against Paris Saint-Germain.
Feb 14, 18:38
Sergio Ramos embraces Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets hat-trick against Real Sociedad
Real Madrid warm up for next week's Champions League last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain by beating Real Sociedad 5-2 in La Liga.
Feb 10, 21:35
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Team News: Gareth Bale dropped to Real Madrid bench
Gareth Bale drops to the bench for Real Madrid's home tie with Real Sociedad.
Feb 10, 18:39
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Jean-Pierre Papin: 'Karim Benzema no longer dangerous'
Former France international Jean-Pierre Papin claims that Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema 'is no longer dangerous'.
Feb 9, 19:38
Shkodran Mustafi slides in Robert Lewandowski during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on March 7, 2017
Robert Lewandowski "not interested" in Real Madrid rumours
Robert Lewandowski is unwilling to be drawn on fresh media speculation linking him with a switch from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
Feb 9, 10:47
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal 'offered Karim Benzema by Real Madrid'
Real Madrid reportedly offer striker Karim Benzema to Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Juventus.
Feb 6, 09:10
Mauro Icardi in action for Inter Milan in September 2017
Real Madrid tracking Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi?
Real Madrid are reportedly considering a move for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi at the end of the season.
Feb 4, 11:44
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Result: Real Madrid drop two points at Levante
Real Madrid twice throw away the lead to draw 2-2 with Levante in Saturday night's La Liga clash in Valencia.
Feb 3, 21:44
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in action during his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur
Team News: Sergio Ramos back for Real Madrid, BBC start
Sergio Ramos returns from injury as Real Madrid travel to Levante.
Feb 3, 18:43
Harry Kane rues a missed opportunity in Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League match against Stoke City on December 9, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur 'would accept £176m for Harry Kane'
Tottenham Hotspur allegedly tell Real Madrid that they would accept £176m for the transfer of Harry Kane to the Spanish capital.
Feb 3, 10:18
Isco in action for Real Madrid on September 18, 2016
Report: Manchester City interested in Real Madrid midfielder Isco
Manchester City are reportedly planning to entice Real Madrid star Isco to the Etihad with an £87.5m bid plus Bernardo Silva in exchange for the Spaniard's services.
Feb 1, 21:57
Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
Paris Saint-Germain 'to swap Edinson Cavani for Karim Benzema'
Paris Saint-Germain are allegedly considering a swap deal that would see striker Edinson Cavani leave the Parc des Princes and be replaced by Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.
Jan 30, 12:25
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Zinedine Zidane plays down Karim Benzema tantrum
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that "everyone is annoyed when they get replaced", as he attempts to play down Karim Benzema's reaction to being subbed.
Jan 27, 19:34
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid win
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice from the penalty spot as Real Madrid record a 4-1 win over Valencia in Saturday afternoon's pulsating La Liga clash.
Jan 27, 17:10
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema 'agrees to join Arsenal'
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema allegedly agrees to join Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
Jan 26, 19:46
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in action during his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur
Sergio Ramos, Isco ruled out indefinitely for Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos and Isco picked up injuries in the Copa del Rey exit to Leganes and will miss Real Madrid's trip to Valencia on Saturday.
Jan 26, 19:23
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Preview: Valencia vs. Real Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole brings you the team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday's La Liga clash between Valencia and Real Madrid.
Jan 25, 15:12
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Result: Real Madrid dumped out of Copa del Rey by Leganes
Leganes book their spot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey courtesy of a spectacular 2-1 win at Real Madrid in the second leg of their quarter-final.
Jan 24, 22:25
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Zinedine Zidane urges Real Madrid fans to stop booing Karim Benzema
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that it is "not pleasant" to be whistled by your own fans, as he urges those in attendance at the Bernabeu to get behind their side.
Jan 23, 20:06
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Bayern Munich 'to rival Manchester United for Gareth Bale'
Manchester United will reportedly face competition from Bayern Munich for the signature of Gareth Bale should Real Madrid decide to sell the winger during the summer.
Jan 22, 09:07
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have a chat during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Real Madrid put seven goals past Deportivo La Coruna
Real Madrid come from behind to record a 7-1 win over Deportivo La Coruna in Sunday afternoon's La Liga clash at the Bernabeu.
Jan 21, 17:06
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Team News: Karim Benzema on Real Madrid bench against Deportivo La Coruna
Karim Benzema is named on the Real Madrid bench for Sunday's La Liga encounter with Deportivo La Coruna at the Bernabeu.
Jan 21, 14:13
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Deportivo La Coruna - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news, lineups and a full preview of Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna at the Bernabeu.
Jan 19, 17:10
Real Madrid's Marco Asensio celebrates scoring during the Champions League final against Juventus on June 3, 2017
Result: Marco Asensio strikes late to help Real Madrid beat Leganes in Copa del Rey first leg
Marco Asensio's late strike helps Real Madrid secure a 1-0 win over Leganes in Thursday night's Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
Jan 18, 22:23
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have a chat during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo out of Real Madrid squad
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo are absent from Real Madrid's 19-man squad for Thursday night's Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Leganes.
Jan 18, 17:18
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Result: Villarreal beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu
Pablo Fornals scores an 87th-minute winner as Villarreal record a 1-0 victory over Spanish champions Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
Jan 13, 17:10
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Villarreal – prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides the team news, lineups and a full preview of Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Villarreal.
Jan 11, 16:11

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona25205068125665
2Atletico MadridAtletico2416713692755
3Real Madrid25156462273551
4Valencia24144647281946
5Sevilla2412393135-439
6Villarreal2411583529638
7Celta Vigo25105104337635
8EibarEibar25105103238-635
9GironaGirona259793536-134
10Getafe248972921833
11Real Betis24103114150-933
12Leganes2586112128-730
13Real Sociedad2485114645129
14Athletic Bilbao2461082427-328
15AlavesAlaves2591152237-1528
16Espanyol2561092232-1028
17Levante24311102138-1720
18Las PalmasLas Palmas2554161852-3419
19Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo2546152453-2918
20Malaga2434171538-2313
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