Karim Benzema was born on December 19, 1987, and he is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker. Without a doubt, Karim Benzema is one of the best strikers in the world and he is known for his goal-scoring ability, as well as his technical skills, vision, and versatility on the field.
He is the all-time second-highest goalscorer and top assist provider for Real Madrid and over the years, Karim Benzema has won 24 trophies with Real Madrid. These 24 trophies include four La Liga, three Copa del Rey, as well as five UEFA Champions League titles. Karim Benzema was born in Lyon and he began his football career playing for Olympique Lyonnais in 2005.
While with Olympique Lyonnais, he helped the team to win three Ligue 1 title wins. Karim Benzema was named the league’s Player of the Year and in the Team of the Year in 2008. This was due to the fact that he emerged as the league’s top goalscorer and also for winning his fourth league title and first Coupe de France.
Karim Benzema joined Real Madrid in a deal worth €35 million in 2009. He was named in the La Liga Team of the Season for four consecutive years from 2018 to 2022. Karim Benzema has also won the La Liga Best Player on two occasions and he won the Pichichi Trophy for the first time in 2022.
He emerged as Champions League top scorer as he won his fifth title in 2022. He made his debut for the French senior national team in 2007 at age 19 after he had won the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.
He Is considered France’s sixth-highest all-time top goalscorer but he was left out of the squad for the 2010 World Cup. For about 5 years, he did not play for France due to his involvement in a blackmailing scandal in 2015. Karim Benzema has won the French Player of the Year award for four times, and he was named UEFA Player of the Year in 2021 and 2022 as well as the Ballon d’Or.
Karim Benzema Brothers and Sisters
Karim Benzema is known to have eight siblings; 3 brothers and 5 sisters. His brothers are Gressy Benzema, Sabri Benzema and Farid Benzema. His sisters are Nafissa Benzema, Laeticia Benzema, Lydia Benzema, Celia Benzema and Sofia Benzema. The parents of Karim Benzema are Hafid, and Wahida Djebbara.