Karim Benzema

Born: December 19, 1987 (age 29)

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
Career History
Youth1996-2005Lyon
Senior2005-2009Lyon
2009-Real Madrid
International2007-France
Sports Mole has 1,594 articles about Karim Benzema. Articles 1 to 40:
Cristiano Ronaldo is stunned during the Champions League group game between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid on November 1, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'Why should I speak to reporters?'
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo vents frustration at reporters on Tuesday night after his side's win over APOEL.
13:30
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'I expected Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema goals'
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says that he was not surprised to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema net doubles in the Champions League win over APOEL.
11:53
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Result: Real Madrid thump APOEL to book spot in round of 16
Real Madrid book their spot in the last-16 stage of the Champions League courtesy of a 6-0 win away to APOEL on Tuesday night.
Nov 21, 21:37
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Florentino Perez tells Karim Benzema he can leave Real Madrid?
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reportedly tells striker Karim Benzema that he is free to leave the club.
Nov 21, 16:48
Sergio Aguero sits on the bench during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Report: Real Madrid to bid £53m for Manchester City star Sergio Aguero
Real Madrid are reportedly hoping to bolster their front line with a £53m move for Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero.
Nov 19, 17:31
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Result: Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid play out goalless draw
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid play out a goalless draw in Saturday night's Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Nov 18, 21:40
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday evening's La Liga showdown between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Nov 17, 11:25
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema: 'I lost my cool with Jose Mourinho'
Karim Benzema reveals that he once 'lost his cool' with Jose Mourinho while the Portuguese coach was Real Madrid manager.
Nov 13, 20:23
France's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) celebrates with France's forward Karim Benzema after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between France and Armenia on October 8, 2015 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France.
Karim Benzema: 'France return unlikely under Didier Deschamps'
Karim Benzema admits that he was 'hurt' by his Euro 2016 snub and does not expect to be called up to the France squad during Didier Deschamps's tenure.
Nov 12, 22:54
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Real Madrid keen to sign striker for cut-price fee?
Real Madrid are reportedly keen on signing a new striker during the January transfer window in a bid to improve their return in front of goal.
Nov 9, 18:32
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring for his side during their Champions League Group H clash with Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on September 13, 2017
Harry Kane 'top of Real Madrid wishlist'
Tottenham striker Harry Kane reportedly tops Real Madrid's wishlist of potential replacements for Karim Benzema, ahead of Antoine Griezmann and Robert Lewandowski.
Nov 8, 20:00
Cristiano Ronaldo is stunned during the Champions League group game between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid on November 1, 2017
Sergio Ramos: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is upset'
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos admits that Cristiano Ronaldo "goes home upset" when he does not find the back of the net.
Nov 6, 15:25
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg on August 16, 2017
Result: Real Madrid back to winning ways against Las Palmas
Marco Asensio scores a goal-of-the-season contender to help Real Madrid return to winning ways in La Liga with a 3-0 victory over Las Palmas at the Bernabeu.
Nov 5, 21:36
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 3-0 Las Palmas - as it happened
Relive how Real Madrid returned to winning ways in La Liga with a 3-0 victory over Las Palmas, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates from the Bernabeu.
Nov 5, 18:45
Dele Alli celebrates scoring during the Champions League group game between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid on November 1, 2017
Result: Tottenham Hotspur humble defending champions Real Madrid to progress
Tottenham Hotspur beat Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley Stadium to make it through to the last-16 stage of the Champions League with two games to spare.
Nov 1, 21:37
Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo greet each other on October 17, 2017
Team News: Harry Kane starts for Tottenham Hotspur against Real Madrid
Harry Kane is passed fit to start for Tottenham Hotspur against Real Madrid at Wembley.
Nov 1, 18:43
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema hits back at Gary Lineker
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema responds to Gary Lineker's recent criticism by insisting that he 'feels sorry' for the former England international.
Nov 1, 14:06
Harry Kane chats to Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews the Champions League encounter at Wembley Stadium between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.
Oct 30, 16:32
Alexandre Lacazette in action for Arsenal on July 30, 2017
Mesut Ozil: 'Alexandre Lacazette can emulate Karim Benzema'
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says that teammate Alexandre Lacazette is capable of emulating the achievements of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema.
Oct 30, 14:16
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the La Liga game between Getafe and Real Madrid on October 14, 2017
Result: Girona beat Real Madrid in historic match
Girona come from behind to record a 2-1 win over Spanish champions Real Madrid in Sunday afternoon's historic La Liga clash in Catalonia.
Oct 29, 17:05
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Team News: Karim Benzema reinstated in Real Madrid attack
Zinedine Zidane reinstates Karim Benzema in his frontline for Real Madrid's trip to Girona, as Los Blancos aim to close the gap on league leaders Barcelona.
Oct 29, 14:16
Harry Kane goes down injured during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Real Madrid's Florentino Perez: 'I have not considered moving for Harry Kane'
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims that the thought of signing Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has not 'passed through his head'.
Oct 24, 10:14
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid beat Eibar to go third in La Liga
Real Madrid close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to five points courtesy of a 3-0 win over Eibar at the Bernabeu.
Oct 22, 21:34
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg on August 16, 2017
Team News: Isco, Marco Asensio partner Cristiano Ronaldo
Zinedine Zidane makes five changes to Real Madrid's starting lineup for the La Liga visit of Eibar, with Karim Benzema among those to drop out.
Oct 22, 18:53
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Real Madrid to offer Karim Benzema for Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane?
Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to include Karim Benzema in any offer to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
Oct 20, 12:59
Karim Benzema in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Agent: Karim Benzema remains "very happy" at Real Madrid
Arsenal-linked striker Karim Benzema has "absolutely no intention of leaving" Real Madrid, according to the player's agent Karim Djaziri.
Oct 19, 16:56
A general view during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 30, 2011
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Eibar
Sports Mole previews Sunday evening's La Liga showdown between Real Madrid and Eibar at the Bernabeu.
Oct 19, 14:52
Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino: 'Hugo Lloris one of best in world'
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino claims that Hugo Lloris's performance against Real Madrid proves that he is "one of the best in the world".
Oct 18, 09:22
Cristiano Ronaldo scores from the spot during the Champions League group game between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur on October 17, 2017
Result: Tottenham Hotspur earn draw at Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur earn an impressive point at the Bernabeu courtesy of a 1-1 draw with European champions Real Madrid in Tuesday night's Champions League clash.
Oct 17, 21:37
Fernando Llorente in action  during the Champions League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund on September 13, 2017
Team News: Fernando Llorente up front alongside Harry Kane as Tottenham Hotspur face Real Madrid
Mauricio Pochettino opts for a front two of Harry Kane and Fernando Llorente ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League trip to Real Madrid.
Oct 17, 19:02
Harry Kane in action during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur on September 30, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur 'will not accept anything less than £200m for Harry Kane'
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly slap a £200m price tag on Harry Kane amid rumours that Real Madrid are keen to sign the striker.
Oct 17, 09:26
Zinedine Zidane watches on during the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Wolfsburg on April 12, 2016
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole previews the Champions League encounter at the Bernabeu between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur.
Oct 16, 15:40
Harry Kane in action during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur on September 30, 2017
Rafael van der Vaart: 'Harry Kane would not be able to turn down Real Madrid'
Former Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart believes that Harry Kane would find it difficult to turn down a possible move to the Bernabeu.
Oct 16, 13:25
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Zinedine Zidane talks up importance of Cristiano Ronaldo goal
Zinedine Zidane says that "it was important" Cristiano Ronaldo got off the mark with his first league goal of the campaign for Real Madrid in the 2-1 win against Getafe.
Oct 15, 13:53
Sergio Ramos embraces Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo off the mark as Real Madrid leave it late
Cristiano Ronaldo scores five minutes from time to help Real Madrid to a 2-1 win against Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Oct 14, 17:08
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Live Commentary: Getafe 1-2 Real Madrid - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Getafe, as the champions leave it late to pick up all three points.
Oct 14, 15:00
Sergio Ramos embraces Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on September 26, 2017
Preview: Getafe vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Getafe and Real Madrid at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Oct 12, 14:56
Keylor Navas for Real Madrid on August 31, 2014
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas sidelined with groin injury
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas suffered a groin injury while on international duty with Costa Rica, the La Liga club announces.
Oct 11, 21:16
Harry Kane in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City on September 16, 2017
Real Madrid to offer Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric for Harry Kane?
Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to offer Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric in a deal for Tottenham Hotspur hitman Harry Kane.
Oct 11, 10:07
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
Samir Nasri: 'France snubbing Karim Benzema is stupid'
Samir Nasri hits out at France for their continued snub of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
Oct 9, 20:39



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1211103342934
2Valencia1293032112130
3Real Madrid127322291324
4Atletico MadridAtletico126601661024
5Sevilla127141412222
6Villarreal126331912721
7Real Sociedad125342522318
8Leganes12525911-217
9Real Betis125252125-417
10Getafe124441914516
11GironaGirona124441417-316
12Levante123631415-115
13Celta Vigo124262319414
14Espanyol12345915-613
15Athletic Bilbao123361216-412
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo123271523-811
17EibarEibar123271125-1411
18Malaga12219925-167
19AlavesAlaves122010620-146
20Las PalmasLas Palmas122010830-226
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