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Karim BENZEMA
Real Madrid CF (SPA)
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Full name Karim Benzema  
Date of Birth December 19, 1987
Birthplace Lyon, France
Height 183 cm
Position Forward (or left winger / right winger)
Foot Both
Nationality French (and Algerian)
Club Real Madrid CF (SPA)
Nation France
Int. debut Age 19 (March 28, 2007 - vs. Austria)
World Cups 5 matches (2014)
Honours

Country
1
UEFA U-17 European Championship (2004)
Club
1
FIFA Club World Cup (2014)
1
UEFA Champions League (2013-14)
1
UEFA Super Cup (2014)
1
Spanish Championship (2011-12)
4
French Championships (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08)
2 Spanish Cups (2010-11, 2013-14)
1 French Cup (2007-08)
1 Spanish Super Cup (2012)
2 French Super Cups (2006, 2007)
Individual
1 U-21 European Player of the Year (Bravo) (2008)
3 French Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2014)
1
French League Player of the Year (2007-08)
1 French League Top Scorer (2007-08)

 

CAREER TRANSFERS
Date From - To Fee €m
07.2009
Olympique Lyon
-
Real Madrid
35.0
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2016-17 Real Madrid  (SPA)
41
2015-16 Real Madrid  (SPA)
25
2014-15 Real Madrid  (SPA)
18
2013-14 Real Madrid  (SPA)
4
2012-13 Real Madrid  (SPA)
20
2011-12 Real Madrid (SPA)
6
2010-11 Real Madrid (SPA)
16
2009-10 Real Madrid (SPA)
161
2008-09 Olympique Lyon (FRA)
82
2007-08 Olympique Lyon (FRA)
48

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2016-17 Top Scorers
25
2015-16 Top Scorers
12
2014-15 Top Scorers
11
-   Top Assists
28
2013-14 Top Scorers
6
-   Top Assists
6
2012-13 Top Assists
7
2011-12 Top Scorers
9
- Top Assists
5
2010-11 Top Scorers
9
2009-10 Young Guns
19
2008-09 Top Scorers
24
-  Young Guns
12
2007-08 Top Scorers
25
-  Young Guns
6

CAREER STATISTICS
League Appearances & Goals
2014-15 Real Madrid
29
11
2015-16 Real Madrid
27
24
2014-15 Real Madrid
29
15
2013-14 Real Madrid
35
17
2012-13 Real Madrid
30
11
2011-12 Real Madrid
34
21
2010-11 Real Madrid
33
15
2009-10 Real Madrid
27
8
2008-09 Olympique Lyon
36
17
2007-08 Olympique Lyon
36
20
2006-07 Olympique Lyon
21
5
2005-06 Olympique Lyon
13
1
2004-05 Olympique Lyon
6
0

 



DID YOU KNOW ?

Benzema is of Algerian Berber descent.

He grew up with eight other siblings in Bron, an eastern suburb of Lyon.

As a practicing Muslim, he observes fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Benzema began his football career at his hometown club Bron Terraillon SC at the age of eight. While at the club, he was nicknamed Coco by friends.

Later he became a product of the Olympique Lyonnais Academy.

He has earned caps at all national team youth levels for which he was eligible, excluding the under-16 team.

He is a member of the group, commonly known in France as the Génération 1987, a youth class that produced players llike Hatem Ben Arfa, Jérémy Menez and Samir Nasri.

He is very capable of playing as a striker in a 4-3-3 formation, but he can also play on both wings.

After signing his new Lyon-contract in 2008, Benzema became one of the highest paid footballers in France.