Karim Benzema Full Biography, Records & Achievements, Age Family, & More

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Karim Benzema Full Biography – Records

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All About Karim Benzema 

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Karim Benzema (Karim Mostafa Benzema) is a French professional footballer born on 19th December 1987 in Lyon, France. He plays as a striker for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team.He began his football career at his hometown club Bron Terraillon SC at the age of eight. While at the club, he was nicknamed Coco by friends and, after scoring two goals in an under-10 match against the Lyon youth academy, began attracting attention from the biggest club in the city.

 

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Physical Measurements

Karim Benzema is blessed with decent body measurement with 42 -33 -15 inches. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 80 kilograms. He has dark brown colored hair with pairs of beautiful light browned colored eyes

 

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Basic Detail About Footballer Star – Karim Benzema-

            NAME       

             Karim Benzema
         DATE OF BIRTH                

                  19 December 1987

             AGE                          32
       PLACE OF BIRTH                     France
           HEIGHT 

                     1.85

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     PLAYING POSITION                   

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                    Striker
     JERSEY NUMBER                         09
     CURRENT CLUB
              Real Madrid FC
French national football team
      NATIONALITY 

                     Algerian

  NET WORTH SALARY                 

             

             $40 million USD
           WEIGHT                         81KG

 

 

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Karim Benzema Family & Personal Life – 

Benzema’s parents are French nationals of Algerian descent. Da Lakehal Benzema, his grandfather, lived in the village of Tigzirt that is located in the northern town of Beni Djellil, Algeria before migrating to Lyon, where he settled in the 1950s. Benzema’s father, Hafid Benzema, was born in Tigzirt, Algeria while his mother, Wahida Djebbara, was born and raised in Lyon; her family originated from Oran.Benzema has eight siblings with him being the third youngest in the family. They grew up in Bron, an eastern suburb of Lyon. His younger brothers Gressy and Sabri are also footballers.

Benzema is not married. He has however been in several relationships. From 2010 to 2013, he was in a relationship with Manon Marsault then later began dating French nurse Chloe De Launay (who birthed their daughter, Melia on February 3rd, 2014).He also dated Analicia Chaves but they later broke up. In 2016, he began dating Cora Gauthier, a French model but they broke up in May 2017. They share a son by the name Ibrahim on 25 May 2017.

Karim Benzema Earlier Life –

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Karim Benzema was born and raised in France in the full glare of his  parents named Hafid Benzema and Wahida Djebbare. His birth sign is Sagittarius and is undoubtedly one of the  world’s best striker for over a decade. The French striker  has won hearts of millions of fans including many girls. He has also been involved in a number of relationships. Currently, Karim is in a relationship with Cora Gauthier, the relationship started in  2016. The duo seem to be having a great time as they are  often seen in public places. Both of them are the parents of their child named Ibrahim who was born on 25th May 2017. That’s it for Karim Benzema’s Biography Facts, Childhood, Personal Life, we reviewed the profile and life from childhood to present.

 

 

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Karim Benzema Career –

After joining Lyon, he was made part of the academy of the club, where he soon climbed up the youth categories. The French domestic league ‘Champion nat National des 16 ans,’ for footballers below the age of 16, saw him scoring 38 goals.He was elevated to the reserve team of the club that participated in the football league competition ‘Champion nat de France Amateur,’ prior to the 2004–2005 season of the ‘Ligue 1.’He made his professional debut on January 15, 2005, against ‘FC Metz.’ ‘Lyon’ won the match 2–0. Thereafter, Benzema signed a three-year professional contract. The club earned its fourth successive league title that season.He made his ‘UEFA Champions League’s debut on December 6, 2005, in the final group-stage match of ‘Lyon,’ against the Norwegian club ‘Rosenburg,’ which the club won 2–1. The match marked the first professional goal scored by Benzema.


 

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NET WORTH

Karim Benzema is a French professional soccer player who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. Karim Mostafa Benzema was born in Lyon, France in December 1987. As a youth Karim played for Lyon from 1996 to 2005. He was called up and played for senior team Lyon B and Lyon from 2004 to 2009. Since 2009 he has played for Real Madrid. As a striker Benzema is known for his technical ability and power. While he was with Lyon the team won three titles. He became a starter in the 2007-08 season. That season he scored more than 30 goals to help Lyon win their seventh straight league title. He was named the National Union of Professional Footballers Ligue 1 Player of the Year. He was also given the Bravo Award by Guerin Sportivo. His transfer to Real Madrid was worth more than $50 million. He helped the club win the Copa del Rey in 2011. In 2011 and 2012 he was named the French Player of the Year. He has represented France in international play since 2004. His under-17 team won the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. He played for France in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Karim scored the first World Cup goal that was given via goal-line technology.

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Awards and Achievements

karim benzema won awards

Bravo Award: 2008

Ligue 1 Top Goalscorer: 2007–08

UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: January 2008, April 2008

UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2007–08

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UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2007–08

Étoile d’Or: 2007–08

FIFA FIFPro World XI Nominee: 2009, 2011, 2012

FIFA FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2015, 2017

FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2014, 2016

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FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2018

UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2011–12

 

 

 

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