Karim Benzema

French association football player
Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema 2018.jpg
Benzema playing for Real Madrid in 2018
Personal information
Full name Karim Mostafa Benzema[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Lyon, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 9
Youth career
1995–1997 SC Bron
1997–2005 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Lyon B 20 (15)
2004–2009 Lyon 112 (43)
2009– Real Madrid 383 (192)
National team
2004 France U17 4 (1)
2004–2005 France U18 17 (14)
2005–2006 France U19 9 (5)
2006 France U21 5 (0)
2007– France 83 (27)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:55, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:22, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Benzema began his career at the Lyon youth academy, and eventually progressed enough to sign a professional contract.[4]

In 2009, Real Madrid signed Benzema for a fee of €35 million.[5]

In 2021, Benzema reached the semifinals of the Champions League with Real Madrid, eventually losing to Chelsea after a 2-2 draw in the first leg;[6] and a 3-2 loss in the second.[7]

Club career statisticsEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyon B 2004–05 Championnat National 11 10 11 10
2005–06 Championnat National 9 5 9 5
Total 20 15 20 15
Lyon 2004–05 Ligue 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2005–06 Ligue 1 13 1 2 2 0 0 1[c] 1 16 4
2006–07 Ligue 1 21 5 1 0 1 0 3[c] 2 1[d] 1 27 8
2007–08 Ligue 1 36 20 6 6 2 1 7[c] 4 1[d] 0 52 31
2008–09 Ligue 1 36 17 2 1 0 0 8[c] 5 1[d] 0 47 23
Total 112 43 11 9 3 1 19 12 3 1 148 66
Real Madrid 2009–10 La Liga 27 8 1 0 5[c] 1 33 9
2010–11 La Liga 33 15 7 5 8[c] 6 48 26
2011–12 La Liga 34 21 5 3 11[c] 7 2[e] 1 52 32
2012–13 La Liga 30 11 8 4 10[c] 5 2[e] 0 50 20
2013–14 La Liga 35 17 6 2 11[c] 5 52 24
2014–15 La Liga 29 15 3 0 9[c] 6 5[f] 1 46 22
2015–16 La Liga 27 24 0 0 9[c] 4 36 28
2016–17 La Liga 29 11 3 1 13[c] 5 3[g] 2 48 19
2017–18 La Liga 32 5 1 1 9[c] 5 5[h] 1 47 12
2018–19 La Liga 36 21 6 4 8[c] 4 3[i] 1 53 30
2019–20 La Liga 37 21 3 1 8[c] 5 48 27
2020–21 La Liga 34 23 1 0 10[c] 6 1[e] 1 46 30
Total 383 192 44 21 111 59 21 7 559 279
Career total 515 250 55 30 3 1 130 71 24 8 727 360
  1. Includes Coupe de France, Copa del Rey
  2. Includes Coupe de la Ligue
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Appearance in Trophée des Champions
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Appearance(s) in Supercopa de España
  6. One appearance in UEFA Super Cup, two appearances in Supercopa de España, two appearances and one goal in FIFA Club World Cup
  7. One appearance in UEFA Super Cup, two appearances in Supercopa de España, two appearances and two goals in FIFA Club World Cup
  8. One appearance in UEFA Super Cup, one appearance and one goal in Supercopa de España, two appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  9. One appearance and one goal in UEFA Super Cup, two appearances in FIFA Club World Cup

International career statisticsEdit

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France national team
YearAppsGoals
2007 8 3
2008 11 2
2009 8 3
Total 27 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Acta del Partido celebrado el 20 de marzo de 2016, en Madrid" [Minutes of the Match held on 20 March 2016, in Madrid] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  2. "FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017: List of players: Real Madrid CF" (PDF). FIFA. 16 December 2017. p. 5. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. "Real Madrid C.F. – Karim Benzema". Real Madrid C.F. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  4. "L'EQUIPE.FR". web.archive.org. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  5. "Lyon accept Real Madrid offer for Benzema - CNN.com". edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  6. "Benzema earns Real draw against Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  7. "Chelsea set up all-English Champions League final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  8. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Karim Benzema". www.national-football-teams.com.