Karim Benzema (born in Lyon, France, December 19, 1987, age 24 years) was a football player a French Algerian descent who are now defending the Real Madrid club.
Benzema Lyon played at the club before he moved to Real Madrid in 2009.
In the French national team, he played 32 times and scored 11 goals.
Biography Karim Benzema
Name: Karim Benzema
Position: striker, striker
Date of Birth: 1987-12-19 (22 years)
Place of birth: Lyon, France
Karim Benzema is a French international footballer who currently features for the French giants Olympique Lyonnais. He plays as a striker and is regarded as one of the best young strikers in European football.
Karim Benzema was developed in the youth academy of the French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais and made his league debut for the first team in January 15.2005 when he made his successor against Metz. A few days later he signed his first professional contract with the player but did not make much impact for the next two seasons.
Benzema breakthrough season 2007-2008 season and showed his talent. He topscored in the league with 20 goals and scored four times in the Champions League as well. He signed a new contract with Lyon in March 2008 and became one of France's highest paid football player. Benzema was honored with the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award that season.
Karim Benzema continues good form in the 2008-2009 season and scored 17 league goals in a season.
Karim Benzema made his international debut for France against Austria on March 28.2007 and scored on his debut as well. He features to the nation at Euro 2008 and has played more than 20 international matches for France so far.