The France National Team striker and captain of Spanish league giant club Real Madrid Karim Benzema is the name all are hearing for quite some time around the globe. Benzema recently has achieved immaculate amount success in his football career as the player won many individual awards and team trophies in the season 2021-22. In this article, we are gonna learn more about him by having a sneak-peek into Karim Benzema Family, Career, Age and Height, Contract, and Achievements.
Karim Benzema Family
Karim Benzema was born in France (Lyon) to Algerian Parents. Benzema’s father, Hafid, was born in Tigzirt, while his mother Wahida Djebbara, was born in Lyon, France. Benzema is the third youngest in the family and grew up with eight other siblings in Bron.
On February 3, 2014, Benzema’s then-girlfriend gave birth to their daughter Mélia in Madrid. On May 5, 2017, his girlfriend Cora Gauthier, gave birth to their son Ibrahim.
Benzema lives in a beautiful 864 square meters house in Madrid, Ciudalcampo with his wife and kids.
Karim Benzema Career
Karim Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays in the Spanish League La Liga and Captains the club Real Madrid. He also represents his national team France by competing in major tournaments in the international circuit.
Benzema began his professional football career with Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyonnais. In the year 2004, the striker played for the B tea of the club.
From the Year 2004-2006, Benzema was shuffled between the first team and the second team as gaffer Paul Le Guen at the time needed a reserve young striker in his team in almost every match. After Shuffling for two seasons, Benzema became the talisman of the club in the year 2007 as he permanently cemented his place in Olympique Lyonnais. Benzema played for Lyon from the year 2004-2009. He made 132 appearances for the club and scored 58 crucial goals. Benzema through incredible quick game style and excellent goal-scoring ability made a huge name across the whole world of football.
On July 1, 2009, It was announced that Karim Benzema has signed with the Spanish club Real Madrid at a transfer fee of €35 million with the fee rising to €41 million based on incentives.
Benzema has been playing for the Los Blancos since then. In the initial years, the French striker was playing under the guidance of many great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas, etc which was very helpful for the player and developed him into a lethal striker for the club.
Benzema currently is one of the best strikers of all time and is also the second-highest goal scorer for Los Blancos (First is Cristiano Ronaldo with 311 goals). Benzema so far has made 422 appearances for the club and has scored 224 goals because of this, He is considered one of the greatest players to ever play for the club and is still scoring goals for them just for fun.
Karim Benzema Age and Height
Benzema is 34 years old and 6ft 1in(1.85cm) Tall.
Karim Benzema Contract
Benzema’s current contract with Real Madrid is set to expire in mid-2023 because of this the club is trying to make an offer to the player which will extend his stay in the club until 2024, with a release clause of $1 billion.
Benzema’s current net worth in 2022 is a whopping $75 million.
Karim Benzema Achievements
Karim Benzema is one of the best football players in the world. Benzema has won so many trophies in his prolific career such as 4 Ligue 1 Titles and 2 Domestic Championships with Lyon, 4 La Liga Tiles, 6 Domestic Cups, and 5 UEFA Champions League titles with Real Madrid. He even won the UEFA Nation League with his national team France in the 2020-21 season.
Karim Benzema has also won many individual awards throughout his long career but the one award that stands out for him is the Ballon d’Or award he won in the year 2022 after an outstanding season he had with Real Madrid in both League and European competition, Benzema scored the most amount of goals(32) in the league as well as in The UEFA Champions League(15).
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