Karim Benzema

  • Date of birth : 19/12/1987
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : France France
 
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Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema

Clubs: Olympique Lyonnais, Real Madrid CF

• Recruited by Real Madrid from Lyon in 2009, Karim Benzema is a powerful, incisive, two-footed forward with an enviable eye for goal. Surprisingly overlooked for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he reasserted himself at international level, leading the line at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Born as one of ten children in a family of Algerian origin, he joined the Lyon academy aged nine, scored goals at a prolific rate throughout his youth and made his first-team debut in January 2005, less than a month after his 17th birthday. Struck on his UEFA Champions League bow, against Rosenborg BK in December 2005, before he had found the target at Ligue 1 level.

• Represented France at every age level from Under-16 to U21 before making a goalscoring senior debut for Les Bleus in March 2007 during a Stade de France friendly against Austria; his first major tournament appearance came at UEFA EURO 2008.

• Outstanding contributor to Lyon's title triumph in 2007/08 – their seventh in a row, his fourth – with 20 goals, the best in the division. Registered 17 Ligue 1 goals, plus five in Europe, in his final term at Lyon prior to agreeing a six-year deal with Madrid, for whom he contributed a career-best total of 21 league goals in their title-winning 2011/12 season. 

• Omitted from the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad despite scoring twice in eight qualification matches, he was named 2011 French player of the year by France Football Magazine for a record of 32 goals in all competitions for club and country, before helping his side to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012.

• Contributed five goals to Madrid's UEFA Champions League success in 2013/14, the last of them coming in the semi-final first leg against FC Bayern München.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2014
UEFA Super Cup:
2014
UEFA European Under-17 Championship:
winner 2004

Last updated: 15/08/14 18.39CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 21/06/2016 01:32 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-0SpainSpain9000
07.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundSerbiaSerbia1-1FranceFrance3000
11.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1PortugalPortugal9010
14.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundArmeniaArmenia0-3FranceFrance300
14.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance1-1AlbaniaAlbania9000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-0SwedenSweden2200
26.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-3BrazilBrazil9000
29.08.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-0BetisBetis5310
04.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-1FranceFrance7400
07.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1SerbiaSerbia2800
12.09.2015Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-6Real MadridReal Madrid6310
19.09.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid1-0GranadaGranada7710
23.09.2015Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic1-2Real MadridReal Madrid8020
26.09.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-0MálagaMálaga9000
04.10.2015Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético1-1Real MadridReal Madrid7710
08.10.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance4-0ArmeniaArmenia8121
21.11.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-4BarcelonaBarcelona9000
29.11.2015Spanish LigaEibarEibar0-2Real MadridReal Madrid500
05.12.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-1GetafeGetafe7820
13.12.2015Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal1-0Real MadridReal Madrid9000
20.12.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid10-2Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano9030
30.12.2015Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad7600
03.01.2016Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-2Real MadridReal Madrid6710
09.01.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-0DeportivoDeportivo9020
17.01.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón6521
24.01.2016Spanish LigaBetisBetis1-1Real MadridReal Madrid9010
31.01.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid6-0EspanyolEspanyol7510
07.02.2016Spanish LigaGranadaGranada1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9010
13.02.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-2AthleticAthletic9001
27.02.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-1AtléticoAtlético4500
20.03.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-0SevillaSevilla8111
02.04.2016Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona1-2Real MadridReal Madrid7810
16.04.2016Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe1-5Real MadridReal Madrid6712
20.04.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0VillarrealVillarreal9011
23.04.2016Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-3Real MadridReal Madrid4200
08.05.2016Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-2ValenciaValencia6510
14.05.2016Spanish LigaDeportivoDeportivo0-2Real MadridReal Madrid9001

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Karim Benzema
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 19/12/1987 (28)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Real Madrid ( ESP)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    06/12/05: Lyon 2-1 Rosenborg
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    04/05/04: France 3-0 Northern Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
France185
France U-2140
France U-1964
France MERI40
France U-1721
Total3410

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Lyon1912
Real Madrid6334
Total8246
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Real Madrid10
Total10
Last updated: 21/06/2016 01:31 CET