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 1,716 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have a chat during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Villarreal fight back to draw with Real Madrid
Villarreal come from two goals behind to draw 2-2 with Real Madrid on the final weekend of the 2017-18 La Liga campaign.
May 19, 21:35
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Result: Gareth Bale hits brace in thumping Real Madrid win
Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid record a 6-0 win over Celta Vigo in Saturday night's La Liga clash at the Bernabeu.
May 12, 21:32
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Result: Much-changed Real Madrid made to suffer by Sevilla
Real Madrid score two late goals but are still on the end of a 3-2 loss against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
May 9, 22:26
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Result: Barcelona, Real Madrid play out entertaining draw at Camp Nou
Barcelona earn a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid at Camp Nou, despite playing the duration of the second half with 10 men.
May 6, 21:43
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 21, 2018
Team News: BBC start El Clasico for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale all start for Real Madrid in Sunday's El Clasico with Barcelona at Camp Nou.
May 6, 18:41
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on January 28, 2018
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the La Liga action as Barcelona welcome rivals Real Madrid as the sides meet in El Clasico at the Camp Nou.
May 4, 18:51
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Karim Benzema's record vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole looks at Karim Benzema's record against Barcelona during his time with Lyon and Real Madrid ahead of Sunday's El Clasico.
May 3, 13:15
Sadio Mane celebrates scoring in the Premier League game between Liverpool and Bournemouth on April 14, 2018
Result: Liverpool book place in Champions League final
Liverpool hold off a second-half fightback from Roma to book their place in the Champions League final despite a 4-2 defeat in the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico.
May 2, 21:44
Sven Ulreich in action for Bayern Munich in October 2015
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich apologises for mistake against Real Madrid
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich apologises for his error which led to Real Madrid's second goal in their 2-2 draw in the Champions League semi-final second leg.
May 2, 19:51
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Result: Real Madrid survive Bayern Munich scare to reach Champions League final
Two goals from Karim Benzema help fire Real Madrid into a third consecutive Champions League final courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate victory over Bayern Munich.
May 1, 21:42
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Team News: Mateo Kovacic preferred to Casemiro as Real Madrid welcome Bayern Munich
Mateo Kovacic is a surprise inclusion for Real Madrid as they welcome Bayern Munich to the Bernabeu for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final.
May 1, 18:48
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich (Madrid win 4-3 on aggregate) - as it happened
Relive the 2-2 draw between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as Madrid hold off a fightback at the Bernabeu to progress through to a third straight Champions League final.
May 1, 18:45
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
How Real Madrid could line up against Bayern Munich
Ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Sports Mole looks at how the hosts could line up at the Bernabeu.
May 1, 11:29
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Zinedine Zidane rules out Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema sales
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane rules out the possibility of either Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema leaving the club this summer, despite speculation over their futures.
Apr 30, 13:52
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second during the Champions League semi-final game between Liverpool and Roma on April 24, 2018
Real Madrid 'to offer Liverpool Lucas Vazquez in Mohamed Salah deal'
Real Madrid are reportedly considering using Lucas Vazquez as a makeweight in any potential approach for Liverpool's free-scoring winger Mohamed Salah.
Apr 30, 09:09
General view inside the Bernabeu, taken February 2009
Borja Mayoral hopes to leave Real Madrid at end of season
Borja Mayoral concedes that he "will have to leave" Real Madrid at the end of the season if he is to play more regularly.
Apr 29, 21:39
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Result: Much-changed Real Madrid beat Leganes
Real Madrid move to within one point of second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga courtesy of a 2-1 win over Leganes at the Bernabeu.
Apr 28, 19:23
Real Madrid's Marcelo in action against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on October 17, 2017
Result: Bayern Munich made to rue missed chances by Real Madrid
Real Madrid come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 at the Allianz Arena and put themselves on course for a third consecutive Champions League final.
Apr 25, 21:42
Robert Lewandowski in action for Bayern Munich in March 2017
Team News: Bayern Munich make five changes for Real Madrid clash
Bayern Munich recall five key players for their Champions League clash with Real Madrid.
Apr 25, 18:43
Cristiano Ronaldo scores an overhead goal during Real Madrid's 3-0 win at Juventus in the Champions League on April 3, 2018
Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Champions League action as Bayern Munich welcome the visit of Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final clash.
Apr 24, 12:20
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 21, 2018
Zinedine Zidane reiterates Gareth Bale stance following latest snub
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane denies that he has fallen out with Gareth Bale, while also defending the form of striker Karim Benzema.
Apr 19, 14:41
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Arsenal 'renew interest in Real Madrid's Karim Benzema'
Arsenal are allegedly planning to table a summer offer for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.
Apr 19, 11:43
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Report: Real Madrid offer Liverpool cash plus Karim Benzema for Mohamed Salah
Real Madrid are reportedly hoping to offload Karim Benzema in a cash-plus-player deal for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah this summer.
Apr 18, 19:50
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Karim Benzema 'ignoring criticism of form'
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema says that he is ignoring the criticism of his performances this season.
Apr 18, 11:13
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane: 'Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema not feeling down'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists that he has no concerns over the morale of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema after spells out of the starting lineup.
Apr 17, 14:18
Isco in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Result: Isco stars as Real Madrid beat Malaga
Real Madrid move above Valencia into third position in La Liga courtesy of a 2-1 win over basement side Malaga at La Rosaleda on Sunday night.
Apr 15, 21:39
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, Cristiano Ronaldo left out of Real Madrid squad
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are not included as part of Real Madrid's 19-man squad for Sunday evening's trip to Malaga, while Luka Modric also misses out.
Apr 15, 12:57
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Paris Saint-Germain 'eyeing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema'
Paris Saint-Germain are linked with a summer bid for Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema.
Apr 13, 20:18
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo sends Real Madrid into Champions League semi-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo scores a 98th-minute penalty as Real Madrid book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 4-3 aggregate win over Juventus.
Apr 11, 21:50
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Team News: Gareth Bale starts as Real Madrid host Juventus
Gareth Bale is named in Real Madrid's starting XI as Los Blancos take on Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Bernabeu.
Apr 11, 19:04
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane: 'Karim Benzema driven to do better'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that striker Karim Benzema remains "driven" to improve his form before the end of the season.
Apr 10, 14:55
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, Atletico Madrid share the spoils
Antoine Griezmann cancels out an effort from Cristiano Ronaldo as Atletico Madrid come from behind to draw 1-1 with Real Madrid in La Liga.
Apr 8, 17:03
Karim Benzema in action for Real Madrid in October 2017
Karim Benzema 'to reject China deal'
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will reject the opportunity to move to the Chinese Super League this summer, according to a report.
Apr 6, 22:46
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the Supercopa de Espana first-leg match between Barcelona and Real Madrid on August 13, 2017
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo brilliance sinks 10-man Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice and Marcelo nets the other as Real Madrid record a 3-0 win over 10-man Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Apr 3, 21:38
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Team News: Real Madrid bench Gareth Bale for Champions League clash at Juventus
Real Madrid bench Wales star Gareth Bale for their trip to Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Apr 3, 18:43
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane at the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 28,.2016
Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid win
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that his team put in "a sincere performance" to overcome Las Palmas on Saturday night.
Apr 1, 18:12
Alvaro Morata complains during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester United on November 5, 2017
Report: Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata wanted by former club Real Madrid
Real Madrid are reportedly thinking of bringing Spain striker Alvaro Morata back to the Bernabeu this summer.
Apr 1, 16:40
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid in September 2017
Result: Gareth Bale scores brace in Real Madrid win
Real Madrid move to within one point of second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga courtesy of a 3-0 win over struggling Las Palmas.
Mar 31, 19:23
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Copa del Rey game between Real Madrid and Leganes on January 24, 2018
Live Commentary: Las Palmas 0-3 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Las Palmas and Real Madrid from Gran Canaria, which finished 3-0 to the visitors.
Mar 31, 17:00
Edin Dzeko in action during the Coppa Italia game between Lazio and Roma on March 1, 2017
Real Madrid 'failed with Edin Dzeko swoop'
Real Madrid failed with a move for Roma forward Edin Dzeko during the January transfer window, according to a report.
Mar 24, 19:28

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona38289199297093
2Atletico MadridAtletico382310558223679
3Real Madrid382210694445076
4Valencia38227965382773
5Villarreal38187135750761
6Real Betis38186146061-160
7Sevilla38177144958-958
8Getafe381510134233955
9EibarEibar38149154450-651
10GironaGirona38149155059-951
11Espanyol381213133642-649
12Real Sociedad38147176659749
13Celta Vigo381310155960-149
14AlavesAlaves38152214050-1047
15Levante381113144458-1446
16Athletic Bilbao381013154149-843
17Leganes38127193451-1743
RDeportivo La CorunaDeportivo38611213876-3829
RLas PalmasLas Palmas3857262474-5022
RMalaga3855282461-3720

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