Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team. He has been described as an "immensely talented striker" who is "strong and powerful" and "a potent finisher from inside the box". Benzema was born in the city of Lyon and began his football career with local club Bron Terraillon. In 1996, he joined Olympique Lyonnais, and subsequently came through the club's youth academy. Benzema made his professional debut in the 2004–05 season and appeared sporadically in his first three seasons as Lyon won three titles in that span. In the 2007–08 season, Benzema became a starter and had a breakthrough year scoring over 30 goals as Lyon won its seventh straight league title. For his performances, he was named the National Union of Professional Footballers Ligue 1 Player of the Year and named to the organization's Team of the Year.
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About Karim Benzema
Star striker who became a member of the French national team in 2007 and joined Real Madrid in 2009. He was named the French Player of the Year in 2011, 2012, and 2014.
He began his youth career with Lyon in 1996. He played with the club's senior team from 2004-2009.
He was Ligue 1's top goalscorer in 2007-08 and led Lyon to four Ligue 1 titles. He helped Real Madrid capture a La Liga title in 2012.
His two younger brothers also became professional soccer players.
He became teammates with Iker Casillas on Real Madrid in 2009.
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- UEFA Euro 2012 players
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- France under-21 international footballers
- France international footballers