Karim Benzema is the son of the couple Hafid Benzema and Wahida Djebbara who still have Algerian descent. Because of that birth, the Algerian football confederation asked Benzema to defend the Algerian National Team. Still, Benzema prefers to play for the elderly French National Team.
Benzema played as a striker starting his career with original club, Bron Terralion SC. With the club Benzema managed to attract the attention of the sanctioned inferior Lyon. Because he managed to score 2 pretensions against LyonU-10 in the match in Lyon.
At that time the Official Olympique Lyonnais came to the chairman of the Bron Terrallion, Serge Santa Cruz. They induced Benzema’s family to allow Karim to suffer a trial match. Of course, with one of the big clubs in the megacity of Lyon.
After the end of Benzema’s trial period, Lyon officially entered Benzema’s name into the Lyon academe platoon at the age of 9 times. At the morning of the2004/2005 season, Benzema joined the reserve platoon of Olympique Lyonnais while playing with the 4th division of the French league.
Despite playing in the fall, Benzema managed to enter the species of the platoon’s top songwriters with 10 pretensions. In addition, he also successfully brought the Lyon reserve platoon to finish second in the group standings.
Benzema Promoted to French Giants First Team
Benzema proved his performances for Lyon and continued to leave the club he’d been at for 9 times. In total, Benzema brought 4 Ligue 1 titles, 1 Coupe de France and 1 Trophee des champions. Benzema has scored 43 pretensions in 112 games.
At the morning of the2009/2010 season, Bezema officially wore the Real- Madrid jersey with a transfer value of€ 35 million. With Real Madrid, Benzema made his debut on 20 July. In apre-season game against Republic of Ireland side Shamrock Rovers in Dublin, he came on as a cover at half- time.
In that match Benzema was the only player to score the only thing in the match. On 24 August, Benzema scored 2 pretensions against Norway, Rosenborg in the Santiago Bernabe jewel. Where Madrid won 4- 0. Benzema made his La Liga debut on 29 August 2009 against Deportivo La Coruna.
Short Biography of Karim Benzema
Full Name: Karim Mostafa Benzema
Date of Birth: December 19, 1987
Place of Birth: Lyon, France
Current Club: Real Madrid
Back Number: 9
- 1995–1996 SC Bron Terraillon
- 1996–2004 Olympique Lyonnais
- Senior Career
- 2004-2009 Lyon
- 2009-present Real Madrid
National Team Career
- 2004 France U-17
- 2004-2005 France U-18
- 2005-2006 France U-19
- 2006-2007 France U-21
- 2007 France
- Ligue 1 (4): 2004–2005, 2005–2006, 2006–2007, 2007–2008
- French Cup (1): 2007–2008
- French Super Cup (2): 2006, 2007
- Peace Cup (1): 2007
- La Liga (1): 2011–12
- King’s Cup of Spain (1): 2010–2011
- Spanish Super Cup (1): 2012
- UEFA Champions League (2): 2014, 2016
- UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship (1): 2004
- Meridian Cup (1): 2005
- Bravo Awards: 2008
- Ligue 1: 2007–2008 top scorer
- UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2007–2008
- UNFP Ligue 1 team of the year: 2007–2008
- French Player of the Year: 2011 & 2012