Karim Benzema Biography
Karim Benzema is a French footballer, who plays for France Football Team and the Spanish Professional Football club Real Madrid as a striker. He has won the French Player of the year three times. He has played major tournaments like FIFA 2014 World Cup and the UEFA European Football club in 2008 and 2012. Karim ranks as Real Madrid’s all-time second-highest goal scorer and all-time top assist provider.
Karim Benzema Age
Benzema was born on 19th December, 1987, Lyon, France.
Karim Benzema Height
Karim stand at a height of 6 feet and 1 inch tall
Karim Benzema Education
Benzema attended Olympique Lyonnais Academy
Karim Benzema Parents
Karim was born to Hafid Benzema and Wahida Djebbara. Benzema’s father, Hafid, was born in Tigzirt, while his mother, Wahida Djebbara, was born and raised in Lyon; her family originated from Oran.
Karim Benzema Siblings
Benzema has eight siblings, His younger brothers Gressy and Sabri are also footballers. The former plays at the amateur level with Vaulx-le-Velin in the Division d’Honneur, the sixth division of French football, while the latter plays in the youth academy of a club in the family’s hometown of Bron.
Karim Benzema Wife
Karim is married to Cora Gauthier, She is a model and works for clothes and shoe brands. Besides being a model, she is also an Instagram influencer. Cora grew up with her sister named Sary Gauthier. Her family origin was from Martinique. Cora Gauthier was born in France and her nationality is French.
Karim Benzema Children
Karim and his wife Cora Gauthier, have two children, on 3 February 2014, his daughter Mélia was born. On 5 May 2017, his son Ibrahim was born.
Karim Benzema Real Madrid
Karim was transferred from Lyon to Real Madrid on 1st July 2009, the transfer fee was priced at €35 million with the fee rising to as much as €41 million based on incentives. Benzema made his league debut for Madrid on 29th August 2009 against Deportivo La Coruña. He started the match, but was substituted out in the second half as Madrid won 3–2. A month later, he scored his first goal for the club in a 5–0 victory against newly promoted Xerez.
Benzema was promoted as Real Madrid’s vice-captain for the 2021–22 season under Ancelotti. Benzema scored a brace against Alaves as Los Blancos kicked off the league season with a 1–4 away win to sit at the top of the table. Benzema’s first half volley was the first official goal under Ancelotti in his second stint. Six days later, Benzema signed a contract extension with Real Madrid, keeping him at the club until 2023.
Karim Benzema BALLON D’OR
Karim Benzema is the men’s 2022 Ballon d’Or winner after a decisive year with Real Madrid. He has won the Ballon d’Or for the first time after a brilliant season with Real Madrid capped by the Champions League and Spanish league titles. According to Brazilian legend Ronaldo, The French striker was the favourite to win the coveted annual award after firing the Spanish giants to a La Liga and Champions League double last season. Ronaldo also underlined his support for Vinicius Junior after recent racism controversy.
Karim is the first Frenchman to win the Ballon d’Or since Zinedine Zidane in 1998 and is the fifth French football player to win it. Other French football players who has ever won the Ballon d’Or are; Raymond Kopa in 1970, Jean-Pierre Papin in 1991, Zinedine Zidane in 1998 and Michael Platini who won the Ballon d’Or three times in a row, in 1983, 1984 and 1985, and came seventh in the FIFA Player of the Century vote.
Benzema scored a career-best 44 goals in 46 appearances for Real Madrid last season as they won La Liga and the Champions League. Ronaldo, who is now president of Real’s La Liga rivals Real Valladolid, has also been impressed with how the 34-year-old has dealt with the pressure of succeeding Cristiano Ronaldo as Madrid’s main man since the Portuguese left for Juventus in 2018.
Karim Benzema Salary
Karim earns €325,000 per week, which is about €16.9 million per year
Karim Benzema Net Worth
Benzema net worth is estimated to be USD 70 million.
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