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Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Real Madrid and the France national team. A creative and prolific forward known for his playmaking and finishing, he is regarded as one of the best forwards of his generation.

Born: 19 December 1987 (age 34 years).

Clubs played for;

Years Team

2004–2006 Lyon B

2004–2009 Lyon

2009 joined real Madrid.

For more than three years, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has worn a bandage covering his right wrist and hand during games - a habit that stems from a finger injury he suffered in a challenge with Real Betis' Marc Bartra.


After struggling to establish himself in his debut season, Benzema eventually reached prominence at Real Madrid and has won 21 trophies, including four La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, and four UEFA Champions League titles, and ranks as the club's third-highest all-time top goalscorer and all-time top assist provider.


With his 290 goals, Benzema ranks fourth among Madrid's all-time scorers.


Karim Benzema averages 43 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 84%, and has 2 assists.


He was named to the La Liga Team of the Season in 2018–19, 2019–20 and 2020–21, being awarded the league's best player in 2019–20. While at Real Madrid, Benzema has also been named French Player of the Year four times.

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