Karim Mostafa Benzema (born on 19 December in the year of 1987) is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for and captains La Liga club Real Madrid. A creative and fast forward, Benzema is regarded as one of the most stylish strikers of all time. He’s Real Madrid’s all-time alternate-loftiest goal scorer and top help provider. Benzema has won 23 glories with Real Madrid, including four La Liga, two Copa del Rey, and five UEFA titleholders League titles. He was born in Lyon to Algerian parents, Benzema began his career with his birthplace club Olympique Lyonnais in the year 2005, contributing sporadically to three Ligue 1 title triumphs.
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A French transnational, Benzema won the 2004 UEFA European Under- 17 Championship and made his elderly debut for France in 2007, at age 19. He earned 97 caps, including scoring in three and appearing in four major events, and ranks as France’s fifth-loftiest all-time top goal scorer. Benzema was controversially left out of the team for the 2010 World Cup and didn’t play for France for over five times after being intertwined in a blackmailing reproach in 2015; he latterly returned to the team before publicizing his transnational withdrawal in December 2022. He has been named French Player of the Time by France Football four times.
Benzema began his football career at his birthplace club Bron Terraillon SC at the age of eight. While at the club, he was nicknamed Coco by musketeers and, after scoring two pretensions in an under- 10 match against the Lyon youth academe, began attracting attention from the biggest club in the megacity. According to Serge Santa Cruz, who was chairman of Bron Terraillon in the 1990s, Lyon officers had visited him directly to subscribe to the youth; still, Santa Cruz refused. After talking with Benzema’s father, the club allowed the player to suffer a trial with Lyon. Following the trial, Benzema officially joined Lyon and fitted into the club’s academe.