Karim Benzema

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This french striker before solidifying Real Madrid, he first strengthen origin french club Lyon. Karim Benzema is French international who currently plays for Real Madrid in La Liga Spain. He primarily plays as a striker whose influence can extend out to the wing and is known for its technical capabilities, powerful style of play, and great ability to score goals he described as "highly-talented striker" who. "strong and robust" and "strong finisher from inside the box".

Benzema is a former French youth international and has represented people from under-17 level and beyond. Before playing for the senior team, he played at U-17 team that won Euro 2004 U-17 Football Championship. Benzema made ​​senior international debut in March 2007 in a friendly against Austria. In his debut, he scored his first international goal in a 1-0 victory. Benzema has represented France at one of the major international tournaments; UEFA Euro 2008. He made two appearances in the competition against Romania and Italy in the group stage.

Personal Information
Full name : Karim Benzema
Date of birth : 20 December 1987 (age 24)
Place of birth : Lyon, France
Height : 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position : Striker

Club Information
Current club : Real Madrid
Number : 9

Early career

Benzema is a graduate of the Lyon academy. Before joining Lyon, he Trained at Rhône-Alpes local club SC TERRAILLON Bron Bron in the commune, a suburb of Lyon. Benzema Quickly Ascended up the ranks scoring 38 goals in one season with Lyon's under-16 team and scoring 12 goals in 14 matches with the under-18 team before earning a call up to the senior squad by manager Paul Le Guen.

Lyon won the match 2-0 with Benzema Providing the assists on the second goal scored by Bryan Bergougnoux. Over the next two seasons, his play was limited making a total of 34 Appearances and scoring six goals, including his first ever against AC Ajaccio in a 3-1 win, as well as his first UEFA Champions League goal against Norwegian club Rosenborg BK in a 2-1 victory.

Breakthrough Season
In the Champions League, an Important Benzema scored a double against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on the last match day of the group stage. The 3-0 victory Lyon assured progression to the knockout rounds. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and players Benzema praised for his performance. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas later accused Ferguson of tapping up Benzema. On 13 March 2008, Benzema extended his contract with Lyon until 2013 with a one year extension option. 

2008-2009 Season
The following three weeks, he scored goals against Rhône-Alpes Rivals Grenoble and Saint-Étienne and scored a goal against OGC Nice, converting a penalty in the dying seconds. Lyon won all three matches. Benzema scored again the following weekend in a 2-0 win over Le Mans. He was Among the Top Scorers in the UEFA Champions League group stage, scoring five goals, a double against Steaua Bucureşti, two goals in two matches against Fiorentina, and a goal against the eventual group winners Bayern Munich on the final match day.

Following the winter break, Benzema endured a rough patch going scoreless the first three games before recording his 11th goal of the season against Nice in a 3-1 victory. Two weeks later, he scored his 12th goal against Nancy in a 2-0 victory. The next nine matches, Both Benzema and Lyon's form dwindled losing four matches, drawing three, and winning only two with Benzema scoring only two goals in That stretch, Both of Them against Le Mans in a 3-1 victory.

Despite losing the title, Benzema got back on track scoring his 15th and 16th goals of the season on 17 May in a 3-1 away victory over Marseille Rivals, the first goal being a penalty. He scored his 17th goal against Caen the following weekend in a 3-1 victory moving him into third place Ligue 1 Among Top Scorers

Real Madrid

2009-2010 Season
On 1 July 2009, it was Lyon Had Announced That reached an agreement with Spanish club Real Madrid for the transfer of Benzema. Benzema made his Real Madrid debut on 20 July in the club's opening pre-season friendly against Irish club Shamrock Rovers in Dublin, Appearing as a halftime substitute. He scored the lone goal in the club's 1-0 win, scoring in the 87th minute. On 24 August, Benzema netted two goals in Real Madrid's 4-0 victory over Norwegian club Rosenborg in an annual friendly tournament organized for the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy. Benzema scored his first official goal for Madrid on 20 September 2009 at home against Xerez Newly Promoted side in a 5-0 victory. 

2010-2011 Season
On 4 December, Benzema netted a hat-trick in a 4-0 victory against Auxerre, the first goal being Real Madrid's 300th goal in the Champions League era. On 22 February 2011, Benzema opened the scoring in the 1-1 draw against his former club Lyon at Stade de Gerland. The goal was the 100th goal of his senior career professionals, and also the first goal for Real Madrid at Stade de Gerland in 6 years. Six days later, he scored another two against Hercules Helping Madrid to a 2-0 victory, making it his third consecutive brace for his club. He also scored the opener in the 1-2 away win at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in the Madrid derby match against Atletico Madrid on 19 March 2011, the which took his tally to 10 goals in his last eight games. Several weeks after missing through injury, he returned to score a goal on 23 April in a 3-6 win against Valencia. In Real Madrid's last game of 2010-11 season against Almería, he scored two goals in an 8-1 home win the which summarize his season with 26 goals in 31 starts and 17 substitute Appearances.

2011-2012 Season
Benzema was impressive in the preseason matches, scoring eight goals in seven games. On 10 December 2011, Benzema scored the fastest goal ever El Clásico, just 22 seconds into the game.

International Career
In the tournament, the which was played on home soil, Benzema scored one goal against Northern Ireland in the group stage. Benzema later played with the under-18 team at the 2005 edition of the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup. He played in all four matches scoring a tournament-leading five goals Helping France win the tournament. During the 2005-06 season, he played with the under-19 team making eight Appearances scoring four goals before earning a call up to the under-21 squad were the resource persons who Attempting to qualify for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

Benzema made only five Appearances with the team scoring no goals. On 28 March 2007, Benzema won his first cap for France against Austria, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win for France. His next two goals came in one game against the Faroe Islands, France subsequently beat the who 6 - 0.He was selected to Represent France at Euro 2008. Benzema was left out of France's preliminary 30-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Announced by manager Raymond

Domenech on 11 May 2010. Following the World Cup, Benzema returned to the national team under new manager Laurent Blanc. Alongside Yoann Gourcuff, Benzema led the team in scoring in qualifying for the UEFA Euro 2012 netting three. On 17 November 2010, Benzema scored the opening goal in France's 2-1 win over England at Wembley Stadium. In the team's next match against Brazil in February 2011, he scored the only goal for France in a 1-0 win.

Personal life
Benzema was born in Lyon, to parents of Algerian descent Benzema grew up with nine siblings and her father in the nearby town Bron.his brother Hafid, Da Lakehal Benzema, Tighzert lived in the village, situated in the northern town of Beni Djellil in Algeria before migrating to Lyon, where the he finally settled in 1950.

The report also Stated That two of the players already were the resource persons as Witnesses questioned by judge André Dando and a group of magistrates. Later that day, the players were the resource persons discovered to be Franck Ribery and Sidney Govou. The other two players were the resource persons later discovered to be Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa. On 29 April, the country's Secretary of State for Sports Rama Yade, after refusing to publicly comment on the case in its Infancy, declared That any player placed under investigation Should not Represent the France national team. on 20 July, Benzema was questioned by the Paris police and, following questioning, was indicted by judge Dando on the charge of "solicitation of a minor Prostitute.


    Ligue 1 (4) : 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
    Coupe de France (1) : 2007–08
    Trophée Des Champions (2 ): 2006, 2007

Real Madrid
    Copa del Rey (1) : 2010–11

 France U-17
 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship (1) : 2004

     Bravo Award (1) : 2008
     Ligue 1 Top Goalscorer (1) : 2007–08
     UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year (1) : 2007–08
     UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year (1) : 2007–08
     French Player of the Year (1) : 2011

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