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Karim Benzema (Karim Mostafa Benzema) is a French professional footballer born on December 19, 1987 in Lyon, France. Play as a forward for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the French national team.

He 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 and, after scoring two goals in an under-10 match against Lyon’s youth academy, he began to attract the attention of the biggest club in town.


The French international was born on December 19, 1987 in Lyon, France. He is 30 years old as of 2017.


Benzema’s parents are French citizens of Algerian origin. From Lakehal Benzema, his grandfather, he lived in the village of Tigzirt which is located in the northern city of Beni Djellil, Algeria, before migrating to Lyon, where he settled in the 1950s.

Benzema’s father, Hafid Benzema, was born in Tigzirt, Algeria, while his mother, Wahida Djebbara, was born and raised in Lyon; his family was originally from Oran.


Benzema has eight siblings with him who is the third youngest in the family. They grew up in Bron, an eastern suburb of Lyon. His younger brothers Gressy and Sabri are also footballers.

Gressy does his job at an amateur level with Vaulx-le-Velin in the Division d’Honneur, the sixth division of French football, while Sabri plays in a club’s youth academy in the family’s hometown of Bron.

The other older brothers are: Farid Benzema (brother) and sisters; Laeticia Benzema, Celia Benzema, Lydia Benzema, Nafissa Benzema and Sofia benzema.


Benzema is not married. However, he had several relationships. From 2010 to 2013 she was in a relationship with Manon Marsault, then began dating French nurse Chloe De Launay (who gave birth to their daughter, Melia, on February 3, 2014).

He also dated Analicia Chaves but they later broke up. In 2016 he started dating Cora Gauthier, a French model, but they broke up in May 2017. They share a son named Ibrahim on May 25, 2017.


Chloe De Launay met Karim Benzema on ‘her’ Reunion island in late 2009. When they started a relationship, she became pregnant and on the night of Sunday 2 – Monday 3 February 2014, in Madrid, Chloe gave birth to a little girl named Mélia.

‘Every day I am with her, I play with her. (…) I’m taking things another way now. I am much calmer than before, ‘explained the happy dad in’ Benzema said.


Benzema is the father of two children: a daughter named Mélia, born on February 3, 2014 to Benzema’s then-girlfriend Chloe De Launay. His second son is a son named Ibrahim. He was born on May 25, 2017 to Cora Gauthier, a French model.


Benzema is a practicing Muslim and observes fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.


Karim is a French citizen.


Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 81 kg


Benzema joined Lyon’s youth academy after the club showed interest in him while he was still at club Bron Terraillon SC. He quickly climbed the youth categories in the academy. With the Lyon senior team, he was the ball boy and did well at school being described as a “discreet and respectful” student. He was promoted to the club’s reserve team before the 2004-2005 season.

Benzema made his professional debut in the 2004-2005 season and appeared sporadically in his first three seasons when Lyon won three titles in that span. In the 2007-08 season, he became a starter and had an important year scoring over 30 goals when Lyon won their seventh consecutive title.

For his performances, he was named Ligue 1 Player of the Year of the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) and was named the organization’s Team of the Year. Benzema was also the top scorer of the championship and received the Bravo Award from the Italian magazine Guerin Sportivo.


After another season at Lyon, in July 2009, Benzema moved to Real Madrid with a transfer fee worth over € 35 million ($ 50 million) and signed a six-year contract.

After struggling to establish himself in his debut season with the club, in the following two seasons, Benzema has reached the limelight, scoring 32 goals en route to help Real Madrid win the Copa del Rey in 2011 and the 2011-12 edition. of La Liga. He was named French Player of the Year three times for his performances in 2011, 2012 and 2014.


In December 2016, Benzema was called up to the Real Madrid squad for the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. In the semi-final against América on 15 December, Benzema scored in the closing moments of the first half, helping the team progress to the final by winning 2-0.

In the final three days later against the Kashima Antlers, Benzema opened the score in the 9th minute and also assisted Ronaldo’s second goal, as Real Madrid won 4–2 in extra time after regular time ended 2–2 to claim their second title. It was Benzema’s 10th title with Real Madrid and he finished the competition as second top scorer with two goals in two games.

On 15 February 2017, in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg against Napoli, Benzema scored Real Madrid’s first goal in a 3-1 home win, which was his 51st goal in this campaign. competition, surpassing Thierry Henry’s list of all-time top scorers in the Champions League. It was his first goal in six games and for this performance he was voted Man of the Match.

He was a regular and scored the last goal of the season that gave him eleven for the campaign, when Real won the 2016-17 La Liga and the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League.


Benzema is a former French youth international and has represented his country from the under 17 level onwards. Before playing for the senior team, he played in the under-17 team that won the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Benzema made his senior international debut in March 2007 in a friendly match against Austria, scoring a win. for 1–0.

On 11 October 2013, Benzema scored his first goal for the French national team since June 2012 in a friendly against Australia, thus ending a drought for his national team that lasted 1,222 minutes. In that match played at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, which France won 6-0, Benzema scored France’s sixth and final goal in the 50th minute after deflecting Franck Ribéry’s left cross at home.

In the second leg of the 2014 World Cup qualifying play-offs against Ukraine, held on 19 November 2013 at the Stade de France, Benzema scored France’s second goal in the 34th minute, bringing the overall score to 2–2.

Benzema scored his goal when he went home with a side foot after a huge scrum in the Ukrainian penalty area, although it was shown on television replays as an almost a meter offside when the ball took a finishing touch from the chest of Mathieu Valbuena.

Benzema had been denied a legitimate goal four minutes earlier, the offside flag incorrectly raised when he deflected Ribéry’s low cross into the net with his torso one meter from the Ukrainian goal line.

Ukraine had won the play-off first leg 2-0 in Kiev just four days earlier. France would eventually win the second leg 3-0 and make it to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil with an overall score of 3–2.

On June 6, 2014, Benzema was named to the French squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, making his tournament debut. In the team’s first game, a 3-0 victory over Honduras in Porto Alegre on 15 June, he scored a goal in each half, the first from a penalty.

He also assisted the team’s second goal when his shot bounced off the post and was fumbled over the goal line by Honduran goalkeeper Noel Valladares for an own goal, the first World Cup goal given by goal line technology. He later added a third goal that sealed France’s 3-0 victory over Honduras. He was named man of the match by FIFA for his performance.

In the second group match, he scored and had a penalty saved in the 5-2 defeat to Switzerland, as Bleus practically qualified for the knockout stage. France were then eliminated by Germany in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Benzema has won more than 80 appearances and represented France in three major international tournaments: the 2008 and 2012 editions of the UEFA European Football Championship and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However, Benzema has been banned twice from major tournament teams. : the 2010 World Cup due to lack of playing time with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 after a highly publicized scandal.


Benzema has not played for the French national team since late 2015, when he became involved in the sextape relationship with Mathieu Valbuena. Thus, he was not part of Didier Deschamps’ list of players who represented France at the 2018 World Cup.


Before playing for France at a senior level, Benzema was contacted by the Algerian Football Association (FAF). They sought him out because they wanted him to play for Algeria at the senior international level. However, he declined the invitation citing his desire to continue his international career with France. In a subsequent radio interview with Radio Monte Carlo, he said: ‘Algeria is my parents’ country and it is in my heart, but from a football point of view I will only play for the French national team.’


Booba (real name Elie Yaffa), is a French rapper and is related to Karim Benzema as they are friends. In August 2018, Booba got into a fight with Kaaris, also a French rapper, at Orly airport. This led to Booba’s arrest and the two were charged with aggravated violence for participating in the brawl. Booba also expressed his support for Benzema when he was involved in a blackmail relationship against Mathieu Valbuena in 2015.


According to the report on the salaries of Real Madrid players, Benzema earns around 10 million euros.


Karim Benzema has a net worth of $ 40 million. Karim Mostafa Benzema was born in Lyon, France in December 1987.


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Team competition Season App Aims Assist Yellow cards Red cards
Real Madrid The League 18/19 eleven 4 1 1 0
17/18 32 5 10 0 0
16/17 29 eleven 5 0 0
15/16 27 24 7 1 0
14/15 29 fifteen 10 1 0
Copa del Rey 18/19 1 1 0 0 0
17/18 1 1 0 0
16/17 3 1 0 0
14/15 3 0 0 0
UEFA Super Cup 2018 1 1 0 0 0
2017 1 5 0 0 0
2016 1 5 0 0 0
2014 1 4 1 0 0
Champions League 18/19 3 6 0 0
17/18 9 1 0 0
16/17 13 0 0 0
15/16 9 0 0 0
14/15 9 0 0 0
International Champions Cup 2018 3 1 0 0 0
2017 3 0 0 0 0
2015 3 1 0 0 0
Club World Cup 2017 Due 0 0 0 0
2016 Due Due 1 0 0
2014 Due 1 0 0 0
Spanish Super Cup 2017 Due 1 0 0 0
2014 Due 0 1 0 0
MLS All-Star 2017 1 0 0 0 0
France world Cup 2014 5 3 Due 0 0
Total 199 93 38 3 0


Benzema started his 18/19 season by beating his former teammate’s (Christiano Ronaldo) goal record against 32 different La Liga teams with his record of 33 in September 2018. He scored twice against Leganes.


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Published: 6 November 2018

The Solari era began with Karim Benzema as an appetizer. Another coach who has faith in the Frenchman, and in fact, the only one who has questioned his ownership of the role of center forward was Jose Mourinho.

Solari started it against Melilla and then repeated the decision in his first league match against Valladolid. Two decisions accompanied by a compliment. ‘Karim is superb in his position’.

Benzema seems to have once again a continuity, a tradition that began with Manuel Pellegrini, who also opted for the Frenchman to his first XI owner. It was against Depor and the striker played from start to finish with Raul, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kakà. However, that year he would end up flirting with being a replacement after an injury.

Then came Mourinho, the only one who didn’t have him as a starter in his first match as Madrid manager. He put him on the bench against Mallorca and opted for Gonzalo Higuain, a decision that would have started a long battle between the two for the starting place.

Undoubtedly, it was the most delicate moment for the Frenchman at the club, but he still scored 78 goals in the 150 games played for Mou. With Ancelotti he had free access. The Italian not only fielded him in the first match that led to Madrid, but made him a regular starter. Furthermore, he did not hesitate to praise him on many occasions. ‘He is the best player in the world in his position,’ said the Italian.

Ancelotti wanted to sign him also this season for Napoli. Untouchable since 2013, Rafa Benitez has also given his full confidence to Benzema. ‘He is a fundamental player for us,’ said the Spaniard. And what about Zidane when he took over from Benitez? Indeed, Zizou said it all: ‘Anyone who doesn’t love Karim doesn’t love football’. He started with Julen Lopetegui in his 10th season at Real Madrid, and it’s a situation that won’t change with Solari.

Written by Giorgia Stromeo

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