Karim Mostafa Benzema, born on 19 December 1987, is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team. A creative forward known for his playmaking and finishing, Benzema is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world.
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema will be celebrating his 34th birthday on December 19, 2021. It’s always a pleasure to watch Benzema play and the star has only improved in his 30s. Also, Karim Benzema was the second-highest goalscorer in the LaLiga 2018-19 season. Many will say that the four-time Champions League winner started scoring frequently when Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus in 2018.
Karim Benzema (12) is this season’s top goalscorer in La Liga with Lionel Messi. Karim Benzema was always a first choice player for Real Madrid as he was critical in playmaking even when he was going through a goal drought.
Karim Benzema started his professional career with Lyon in the year 2004.
He went on to play five years for the French side. Benzema scored a total of 43 goals in 113 appearances he made for Lyon. The 34-year-old then joined the giants of Spain in 2009 and has stayed in Bernabeu since then. The Frenchman has scored a total of 160 goals in 320 appearances for the Los Blancos. Karim Benzema played a big game before his 32nd birthday which is the ‘El Clasico’.
Interesting facts about Karim Benzema, you must know-
Karim Mostafa Benzema is one of the best strikers in European football and rated by Zinedine Zidane as the greatest in French Football history.
A €35m transfer to Real Madrid followed in the summer of 2009 for Benzema, who has since won every competition imaginable in Spain.
He has shone alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo to help Los Blancos embark on a historic era that won them 18 major honors, including four Champions League, four FIFA Club World Cups, and three La Liga titles.
Benzema is also the club’s fourth-highest goalscorer in history on 259 goals in 529 appearances and earned 81 caps for the French national team until 2015.
But the sex-scandal of November 2015, left a big mark on Karim Benzema as he was axed from the national side never to have returned ever since, with then Prime Minister having his say that he has “no place” in the team whatsoever.
Well above all, we wish for his success, and wish him a very happy and lovely birthday!