Karim Benzema Biography

Published On Feb 07, 2017
Facts of Karim Benzema
Date of Birth: 1987 , December-19
Birth Nation: France
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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Karim Benzema has been dating stunning girlfriend, Analicia Chaves. Benzema’s new girlfriend posted a picture on her Instagram account about being together. Benzema seems to enjoy his holiday with his new girlfriend, who was the ex-girlfriend of Belgium international Alex Witsel. Previously he was rumored to be dating pop star Rihana. A source told British magazine, Grazia, that they have known each other since last year World Cup and they have frequently seen meeting each other. They were seen together at Coppell Restaurant in Soho on July 2, 2015, in New York City. But he has not married anyone till now. 

Karim Benzema got into controversy for blackmailing his fellow teammate Mathieu Valbuena on November 4, 2015, and he got arrested y police. Because of this controversy, he was banned from France team in Euro 2016.

Karim Benzema has earned good sum from his professional football career. In 2015, his net worth was estimated to be $55 million with an annual salary of 8 million pounds and a weekly salary of 85000 pounds. 

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Born in Lyon, France

December 19 , 1987

Karim Benzema was born in the late 1980s in Lyon, France. He was born to his parents Hafid and Wahida Djebbara and he has altogether of 8 siblings. Currently he plays as the striker for Ream Madrid and the France national team.

Debut from Bron Terralion SC


Karim Benzema started his football career with his hometown club Bron Terralion SC at the age of 8. He scored two goals against under 10 match against Lyon youth academy, after that he was nicknamed as Coco by his friends. These two goals of Benzema attracted many biggest clubs in the city.

Joined Real Madrid

July 1 , 2009

Karim Benzema moved to Spanish Club Real Madrid on July 1, 2009. He played with Lyon for more than 6 years and he was transferred to Real Madrid with a fee of 35 million pounds. Benzema successfully passed his medical and signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid.

Debut against Deportivo La Coruna

August 29 , 2009

Karim Benzema made his league debut from Real Madrid against Deportivo La Coruna on March 29, August 2009. He got starting minutes in his first match but got substituted in the second half. He scored his first goal against Xtraz in a 5-0 win. Since then he is continuously playing with Real Madrid.

Debut in senior France national team

November 9 , 2006

Karim Benzema made his debut is senior France national team on November 9, 2006. He debuted in the friendly match with Greece. Recently he was seen in 2014 FIFA World Cup, where he scored many goals and he has been one of the key players of France.

Got in controversy for blackmailing Matheu Valbuena

November 4 , 2015

Karim Benzema got into controversy for blackmailing his fellow national teammate Matheu Valbuena on  November 4, 2015, and he was arrested by the police for the allegation. After this controversy, he didn’t get a place in the national team in Euro 2016.

Won French Player of the Year


Karim Benzema has won different individual awards in his career. He has been a key player for France ad he has won French Player of the Year for three times. Recently in 2014, he won French Player of the Year Award. With his career, he has other awards including Bravo Award, Lihue 1 Top Goalscorer, and many others.