Born: 19 December 1987
Karim Benzema was born 19 December 1987 in Lyon, France. He is a footballer who plays as stricker in Spanish football club of Real Madrid and also in national football team of France. Benzema is a child of Algerian descent.
His football career began in a local club of Bron Terraillon. In 1996 Benzema joins in the one of the biggest French football teams – Olympique Lyonnais. The first appeal of him was in Lyon B team where he playing from 2004 to 2006. For this period he had 15 goals in 20 matches. Good performance gives him a chance to play around for the A Lyon team. Karim staying there until 1th of July 2009 when he was transferred to Real Madrid. From 2004 to 2009 Benzema has 43 goals in 112 appearances for Olympique Lyonnais. The transfer sum which Los Blancos paid for him was 35 million euro. Since he started playing in Real Madrid he has 72 goals in 159 played matches.
Benzema has some big tournament appearances with French national football team. He was playing in Euro 2008, 2010 World Cup, Euro 2012 and 2014 World Cup. Until now Karim has 72 goals for the national football team of France scored in 159 played matches.
Karim Benzema is sponsored by sportswear company of Adidas. He also appeared on the cover of the French version FIFA video game. Two of Karim brothers (Gressy and Sabri) are also football players.