Karim Mostafa Benzema is an International footballer who plays for the French National team and for Real Madrid in La Liga Club as a striker. He is considered as one of the best strikers of all time. Karim is known for his creative and prolific forward for his playmaking and finishing abilities. So, let’s know more about Karim Benzema including his net worth and records in football.
He signed for Real Madrid club back in 2009 by a transfer worth €35 million and plays for it till today. After scoring 301 goals in his name Karim, he is the fourth-highest goal scorer in Real Madrid’s history. He was also nicknamed ‘Coco’ in his first match at the age of eight.
Karim Benzema Debut
At the age of eight, Benzema started off his football career in his hometown by joining Bron Terraillion SC club.
On 2 October 2005, he made his season debut for Lyon as a substitute in a League win over Rennes. On 5th December Benzema scored his first professional goal against the Norwegian club Rosenberg (2-1 win) in Lyon’s final group stage match which was also his UEFA Champions League Debut.
Benzema scored his first goal in a friendly match against the Austria team and ranked it as his nation’s fifth-highest all-time top goal scorer.
Karim Benzema Teams
In his club career, Karim has played for Lyon B in 2004-2006, Lyon from 2004-2009, and Real Madrid from the 2009-till present. And for his national career, he played for France Under 17 team in 2004, France Under 18 team in 2004-05, France Under 19 team 2005-06, France Under 21 team in 2006 and from 2007 he plays for France National Team.
Goals and Records
After his struggles to reach up to Real Madrid, Benzema won twenty trophies and has also been remarked as the French Player of the Year four times. He has also received plenty of sporting and individual honours, including:
- Ligue 1 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
- Trophee des Champions (2006, 2007)
- Coupe de France (2007-08)
- La Liga (2011-12, 2016-17, 2019-20)
- Copa del Rey (2010-11, 2013-14)
- Supercopa de Espana (2012, 2017, 2019-20, 2021-22)
- UEFA Champions League (2013-14, 2015-16, 2017-18)
- UEFA Super Cup (2014,2016, 2017)
- FIFA Club World Cup (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
- UEFA European U17 Champions (2004)
- UEFA Nations League (2020-21)
- Bravo Award (2008)
- League 1 top scorer (2007-08)
- French Cup top scorer (2007-08)
- Peace Cup Best player (2007)
- Peace cup Bronze Boot (2007)
- Onze d’Or (2020-21)
- La Liga Best Player (2019-20)
- The Best FIFA Men’s Player (2021)
Karim Benzema Earnings and Net Worth
Karim’s Net Worth is said to be around $46 million and also owns plenty of luxury cars such as Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Bugatti, and Rage Rover. Currently, he has sponsorships with Automobile company Hyundai, Buzzmobile, LCL and French Telephone Operator SFR also sports betting company Bwin
Karim Benzema Personal Life
Aside from Benzema’s football career, he practices Muslims (Islamic religion) and prefers fasting during the Ramadan months. On 3rd February 2014, he had his first kid, his daughter Melia and on 5th May 2014, his son Ibrahim was born.
He also started his YouTube channel in 2020 and uploads videos about fans’ Q&As, Daily Life and interviews too.
Also after Benzema’s scandal involving blackmail, was controversial which left out him from the 2018 World Cup and was also suspended for over 5 years from France National Team in 2015. He returned to the team for Euro 2020.
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