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Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema

Clubs: Olympique Lyonnais, Real Madrid CF

• Recruited by Real Madrid CF from Olympique Lyonnais in 2009, Karim Benzema is a powerful, incisive, two-footed forward with an enviable eye for goal. Surprisingly overlooked for the last 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 Olympique Lyonnai 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.

• 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.

• Scored on his UEFA Champions League bow, against Rosenborg BK in December 2005, before he had found the target at Ligue 1 level.

• 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; also struck four times in the UEFA Champions League, including a crucial double at Rangers FC in a decisive group game.

• 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.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-17 Championship:
winner 2004

Last updated: 03/07/13 13.34CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/04/2014 02:48 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance0-0UruguayUruguay6300
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFinlandFinland0-1FranceFrance9001
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1BelarusBelarus9001
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSpainSpain1-1FranceFrance8800
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-1GeorgiaGeorgia9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance0-1SpainSpain8200
09.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBrazilBrazil3-0FranceFrance7000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundBelgiumBelgium0-0FranceFrance7400
18.08.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-1BetisBetis8110
26.08.2013Spanish LigaGranadaGranada0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9010
01.09.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-1AthleticAthletic7302
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia0-0FranceFrance6200
14.09.2013Spanish LigaVillarrealVillarreal2-2Real MadridReal Madrid7300
22.09.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-1GetafeGetafe8000
25.09.2013Spanish LigaElcheElche1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
28.09.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid0-1AtléticoAtlético9000
02.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid4-0KøbenhavnKøbenhavn8101
05.10.2013Spanish LigaLevanteLevante2-3Real MadridReal Madrid7900
11.10.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance6-0AustraliaAustralia4410
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFranceFrance3-0FinlandFinland910
23.10.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageReal MadridReal Madrid2-1JuventusJuventus6700
26.10.2013Spanish LigaBarcelonaBarcelona2-1Real MadridReal Madrid2900
30.10.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid7-3SevillaSevilla9022
02.11.2013Spanish LigaRayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-3Real MadridReal Madrid9010
05.11.2013UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageJuventusJuventus2-2Real MadridReal Madrid8101
09.11.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad8311
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-0FranceFrance2000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentFranceFrance3-0UkraineUkraine8210
23.11.2013Spanish LigaAlmeríaAlmería0-5Real MadridReal Madrid6210
30.11.2013Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-0ValladolidValladolid7410
07.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundOlimpicOlimpic0-0Real MadridReal Madrid3300
14.12.2013Spanish LigaOsasunaOsasuna2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000
18.12.2013Spanish CupFourth roundReal MadridReal Madrid2-0OlimpicOlimpic2000
22.12.2013Spanish LigaValenciaValencia2-3Real MadridReal Madrid9000
06.01.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0CeltaCelta9010
09.01.2014Spanish CupFifth roundReal MadridReal Madrid2-0OsasunaOsasuna8110
12.01.2014Spanish LigaEspanyolEspanyol0-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
18.01.2014Spanish LigaBetisBetis0-5Real MadridReal Madrid7710
21.01.2014Spanish CupQuarter-finalsEspanyolEspanyol0-1Real MadridReal Madrid7710
25.01.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid2-0GranadaGranada7810
02.02.2014Spanish LigaAthleticAthletic1-1Real MadridReal Madrid000
05.02.2014Spanish CupSemi-finalsReal MadridReal Madrid3-0AtléticoAtlético7300
08.02.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-2VillarrealVillarreal9020
16.02.2014Spanish LigaGetafeGetafe0-3Real MadridReal Madrid010
22.02.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0ElcheElche8201
02.03.2014Spanish LigaAtléticoAtlético2-2Real MadridReal Madrid9010
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-0NetherlandsNetherlands8110
09.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-0LevanteLevante8200
15.03.2014Spanish LigaMálagaMálaga0-1Real MadridReal Madrid3200
23.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid3-4BarcelonaBarcelona6620
26.03.2014Spanish LigaSevillaSevilla2-1Real MadridReal Madrid9000
29.03.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid5-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano7300
02.04.2014UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsReal MadridReal Madrid3-0DortmundDortmund7500
05.04.2014Spanish LigaReal SociedadReal Sociedad0-4Real MadridReal Madrid9000
08.04.2014UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finalsDortmundDortmund2-0Real MadridReal Madrid9000
12.04.2014Spanish LigaReal MadridReal Madrid4-0AlmeríaAlmería9002
16.04.2014Spanish CupFinalBarcelonaBarcelona1-2Real MadridReal Madrid9000

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 (26)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Real Madrid ( ESP)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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 Madrid4223
Total6135
Last updated: 09/04/2014 01:05 CET
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