Facts of Karim Benzema
|Full Name:||Karim Benzema|
|Age:||31 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||December 19, 1987|
|Birth Place:||Lyon, France|
|Father's Name:||Hafid Benzema|
|Mother's Name:||Wahida Diebbara|
|Education:||Olympique Lyonnais Academy|
|Height / How tall :||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Net Worth:||Around $40 million|
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Eye Color:||Light brown|
“I'm not going to give up. If people think I'm going to give up the French national team, they're mistaken. I'm still here, and I'm still hungry for trophies.”
Relationship Statistics of Karim Benzema
|What is Karim Benzema marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||In Relation|
|How many children does Karim Benzema have ? (name):||Two(Ibrahim, Mélia)|
|Is Karim Benzema having any relationship affair ?:||Yes|
|Is Karim Benzema gay ?:||No|
More about the relationship
Benzema is currently enjoying his relationship with Cora Gauthier since 2016. They are often seen together in public places. They have welcomed a son, Ibrahim on May 15, 2017.
He was previously linked with Manon Marsault from 2010 to 2013. He has a daughter also, and her name is Mélia, born on February 3, 2014.
- 1 Who is Karim Benzema?
- 2 Karim Benzema: Birth facts, Family and Childhood
- 3 Karim Benzema: Education History
- 4 Karim Benzema: Professional Life and Career
- 5 Karim Benzema: Lifetime Achievement and Awards
- 6 Karim Benzema: Net Worth($40 million) and Salary
- 7 Karim Benzema: Rumors and Controversies
- 8 Karim Benzema: Description of Body Measurements
- 9 Karim Benzema: Social Media Profile
Who is Karim Benzema?
Karim Benzema is a French professional football player and he is currently playing as a striker for the Spanish professional football club Real Madrid and for the French national football team. He started his career in football at the age of 9 from the French football club, Lyon. He has been awarded French Player of the Year’ three times.
Karim Benzema: Birth facts, Family and Childhood
He was born on December 19, 1987, in Lyon, France. His birth name is Karim Mostafa Benzema and he has a birth sign, Sagittarius. His father’s name is Hafid Benzema and his mother’s name is Wahida Djebbara. He was grown up in a small house in Bron and lived a modest lifestyle along with his eight siblings, and they are named as Celia Benzema, Farid Benzema, Gressy Benzema, Laeticia Benzema, Lydia Benzema, Nafissa Benzema, Sabri Benzema, Sofia Benzema. He holds French citizenship and his ethnicity is Algerian.
Karim Benzema: Education History
He attended Olympique Lyonnais Academy. Other information regarding his education is not available.
Karim Benzema: Professional Life and Career
After he was engaged in Lyon football club, he soon climbed up the youth categories. He scored 38 goals and he was observed by The French domestic league ‘Championnat National des 16 ans’.
He debuted professionally on January 15, 2005, against FC Metz. His team won the match by 2-0. Then, he has signed a three-year contract in that team. He debuted championship league from the final group stage match of Lyon against Rosenborg on December 6. 2005. He scored for his club and won the game by 2-1. During the season, he played as the lead striker. He made his score 20 on the scoreboard and he helped the club to stay in the top of the table for that season. He extended his contract in that club till 2013.
Benzema was offered by the Spanish professional football club, Real Madrid. He signed a six-year contract on July 9, 2009. Benzema debuted in a pre-season friendly match with the Irish club, Shamrock Rovers, on July 20, 2009. He scored for the team and won by 1-0. Benzema scored two goals against the team, Rosenberg and clinched a 4-0 win.
He debuted his league against Deportivo La Coruña on August 29, 2009. He netted his first goal in September 2009 over Xerez. Benzema debuted championship league from Real Madrid on September 30, 2009. He scored his first hat-trick in a match against Auxerre during the 2010-2011 season. Benzema was in the squad when his team scored a 1-0 win against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final on April 20, 2011.
He scored the fastest goal in an El Clásico on December 10, 2011, in which he scored in just 21 seconds of the match. He won Copa del Rey for the second time where his team scored a 2-1 victory over Barcelona. Benzema signed a new five year deal for Real Madrid on August 6, 2014. He was named as ‘La Liga Player of the Month’ in October 2014. He made his contract extension on September 20, 2017, and he will remain in the club till 2021.
Benzema started to serve his national team from a young age and started from Under-17 level. He was a part for his national team when his team defeated Spain by 2-1 on May 15, 2004, and won ‘UEFA European Under-17 Championship’ in 2004. He played 2010 World Cup, 2012 Euro Cup and FIFA World Cup 2014 where he was successful in collecting various awards and rewards.
Karim Benzema: Lifetime Achievement and Awards
He has been awarded ‘French Player of the Year’ in the years 2011, 2012 and 2014. He was nominated for Ballon d’Or award for the season 2017/2018. Benzema has won four times Championship league, two times Spanish Cup, two times Spanish Super Cup, and many more.
Karim Benzema: Net Worth($40 million) and Salary
He has an estimated net worth of around $40 million and his main source of income is from his professional football career and also, he adds some amount through his endorsing deals like Adidas.
Karim Benzema: Rumors and Controversies
He was caught with an underage prostitute and he was dismissed from his national team of France. Also, he was arrested on November 4, 2005, for blackmailing French international footballer Mathieu Valbuena.
Karim Benzema: Description of Body Measurements
He has a height of 6 ft. 2 inches and he weighs 80 kg. He has dark brown colored hair and light brown eyes.
Karim Benzema: Social Media Profile
He has around 26.1M followers on Instagram, about 22.6M followers on Facebook, and around 9.1M followers on Twitter.
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