Karim Benzema is a player of the Spanish club Real Madrid and the French national team. On the field, the footballer attracts attention with his excellent technique, for which experts call him a mixture of Ronaldo and Zidane, and his teammates call him the best striker in the world. On the other hand, the stories that Karim managed to get into do not give a reason to set a football player as an example to the younger generation.
Childhood and youth
Karim Mostafa Benzema is Algerian by birth. Was born in 1987 in Lyon into a large family of immigrants. Parents, Hafid and Malika, raised 9 children. The family lived in a poor and not very prosperous suburb of Bron Terralion. Benzema started playing for the club of the same name.
In the club, Karim stood out for his game, and as a result, he received an invitation to the professional level. A year later, Benzema was already studying at Saint Louis Saint Bruno College, which is part of the Lyon football training system. The future striker was doing well with discipline, which cannot be said about academic performance.
At the age of 17, Karim was included in the reserve squad of Lyon, where the young man quickly grew to become the main striker. In 2004, Benzema joined the main team of the club, won the European Championship among youths under 17 years old. In January 2005, he made his debut at the French Championship. In the same year he won the Meridian Cup.
In the 2006/07 season, Benzema made his debut for the French national team and became almost indispensable at Lyon, when he scored 11 goals in 11 matches. After such a brilliant performance, the grandees of European football “Real”, “Juventus”, “Liverpool”, “Arsenal” became interested in the young talent. However, Karim said he plans to win the UEFA Champions League and do it as part of his home club. In 2008 Benzema took part in the group rounds of the European Championship.
As part of Lyon, he became the champion of France four times in a row, the top scorer of the French championship of the 2007/08 season, won the national Cup and the Super Cup.
In 2009, Lyon could not resist the sum of 35 million euros offered for Benzema by the Spanish club Real. Karim's salary was 5 million euros per year, 10% of the transfer went to the player's agent Karim Jaziri. The contract with the royal club in the fall of 2017 was extended until June 2021. At the same time, according to France Football, the amount of compensation for the Frenchman under the new agreement amounted to one billion euros.
In 2010, Karim, playing for Real in the Champions League, scored the club's jubilee 300th goal in the tournament. And although Benzema's game at the club of his dreams is not always smooth and effective, head coach Zinedine Zinad said that he was not going to part with the player. In the 2016/17 season, Karim scored every 170 minutes on average. As part of Real Madrid, the footballer has realized his dream of winning the UEFA Champions League three times. Karim Benzema is the second player in history after Lionel Messi to score in 13 consecutive Champions League appearances.
During his career at Real Madrid, the striker was twice awarded the title of champion of Spain and the winner of the club world championship, three times won the UEFA Super Cup. In the 2016-2017 season, the Frenchman played 48 matches in all tournaments and scored 19 goals, giving nine assists.
In the French national team, Karim occupied a leading position until a certain moment. The center forward has participated in all major international tournaments in which the national team played. In his homeland, Benzema was twice named the footballer of the year.
Sadly, Karim Benzema rose to fame as the most controversial player in football history. In the spring of 2015, the football player was fined and deprived of his license for speeding. In May, Karim was caught driving without a license, in October - again.
Since October 2015, the leadership of the French national team has suspended Benzema from playing for the team after another scandal with another player - Mathieu Valbuena. This time, the charges were much more serious - of conspiracy to blackmail. The case involved an intimate video recording. As a result, Benzema missed the 2016 European Championship, held in France.
In the end, in July 2017, the measures of judicial control imposed on the football player were lifted. In an interview with L'Equipe, Karim expressed the hope that he will take part in the 2018 World Cup. But at the same time, he doubts that this is possible as long as Didier Deschamps is at the helm of the national team. In addition, Benzema was for some time under suspicion in a drug trafficking case called "Air Cocaine".
In the personal life of the striker, there were also problems. At first, her career was in jeopardy due to the connection with the underage prostitute Zahia Dahar. Benzem was facing a real term of imprisonment. But the girl admitted that she deceived Karim and his colleague about her age, and has no complaints about anyone.
Then the news broke that Benzema had used the services of a transsexual prostitute Victoria and spent 8 thousand euros on her. At the same time, it became known to the press that Karim did not bother to pay for the operation for his sick grandmother and refused to help his aunt.
Then Benzema started to change girls like gloves. The list of girlfriends of the stately football player (Karim's height - 187 cm, weight - 79 kg) includes a certain Chloe de Lone, who gave birth to Karim's daughter Melia, singer Rihanna, model Anisia Chavez.
According to unconfirmed information, Benzema secretly married the French model Kore Gaultier, whom he met back in December 2015 in Dubai. The family lives in a luxury house in the exclusive La Finca district of Madrid. The wife gave birth to the football player's son Ibrahim. Karim posts photos with children on his personal page on Instagram.
In the same place, Benzema boasted of a new purchase - a Gulfstream G200 Business Jet private jet. According to the ubiquitous journalists, the cost of such a "toy" varies from 4 to 20 million dollars, depending on the year of manufacture.
Karim Benzema now
In May 2017, the head coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane posted a photo on his Instagram page in support of Paris to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. In addition to him, the application was supported by the former coach of the French national football team Laurent Blanc, three-time Olympic champion Tony Estange and Karim Benzema.
In September 2017, the name of Karim Benzema appeared again in police reports, this time as a participant in a traffic accident in Madrid. The Frenchman was driving an Audi RS6 when a Nissan Note drove into his car from behind.
Benzema, along with team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, is included in the 2017 UEFA symbolic team. Real Madrid, meanwhile, received an offer from Arsenal to buy Benzema in 2018 for 40 million euros. The French PSG also wants to see Karim in their ranks.
Awards and achievements
2004 / 05,2005 / 06,2006 / 07,2007 / 08 - champion of France 2011, 2012, 2014 - footballer of the year in France 2011/12, 2016/17 - champion of Spain 2006, 2007 - winner of the French Super Cup 2014, 2016 - winner Club World Cup 2014, 2016, 2017 - Winner of the UEFA Super Cup 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/2017 - Winner of the UEFA Champions League
Karim Benzema 's estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below.
Let's check, How Rich is Karim Benzema in 2020?
Karim Benzema Net Worth 2021
Karim Benzema 's revenue is $1.4M in 2021. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Karim Benzema and could vary in the range between $784.7K - $1.9M.
|December 2021||$71.9K - $158.3K|
|November 2021||$82.6K - $95.7K|
|October 2021||$66.7K - $166.5K|
|September 2021||$65.4K - $89.8K|
|August 2021||$45.3K - $125.7K|
|July 2021||$78.3K - $157.4K|
|June 2021||$66.8K - $137.6K|
|May 2021||$48.2K - $120.4K|
|April 2021||$45.8K - $87K|
|March 2021||$63.9K - $88K|
|February 2021||$70.8K - $137.2K|
|January 2021||$54.5K - $113.8K|
Karim Benzema Net Worth 2020
Karim Benzema 's revenue is $1M in 2020. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Karim Benzema and could vary in the range between $525.3K - $1.1M.
|December 2020||$78.1K - $137.6K|
|November 2020||$65.8K - $161.1K|
|October 2020||$76.8K - $146.1K|
|September 2020||$42.2K - $85.8K|
|August 2020||$53.9K - $164.5K|
|July 2020||$44.9K - $158.6K|
|June 2020||$66K - $94.7K|
|May 2020||$48.4K - $154.3K|
|April 2020||$68.5K - $83.5K|
|March 2020||$61.6K - $97.5K|
|February 2020||$79K - $102.2K|
|January 2020||$42.3K - $158.8K|
Karim Benzema Net Worth 2019
Karim Benzema 's revenue is $1.1M in 2019. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Karim Benzema and could vary in the range between $904.4K - $1.6M.
|December 2019||$78K - $105.1K|
|November 2019||$63.2K - $89.6K|
|October 2019||$77K - $139.7K|
|September 2019||$68.6K - $94K|
|August 2019||$46K - $163.6K|
|July 2019||$70.2K - $161.2K|
|June 2019||$79.9K - $123.6K|
|May 2019||$68.8K - $91.3K|
|April 2019||$62.7K - $148.3K|
|March 2019||$57.5K - $160.8K|
|February 2019||$54.8K - $114.2K|
|January 2019||$60.5K - $121.8K|
Karim Benzema Net Worth 2018
Karim Benzema 's revenue is $1.9M in 2018. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Karim Benzema and could vary in the range between $813.1K - $1.7M.
|December 2018||$83.3K - $126.7K|
|November 2018||$49.7K - $146.4K|
|October 2018||$48.5K - $108.8K|
|September 2018||$70.2K - $88K|
|August 2018||$68.5K - $88.3K|
|July 2018||$42.3K - $143.5K|
|June 2018||$73.9K - $145.9K|
|May 2018||$64.8K - $155.8K|
|April 2018||$48.5K - $111.8K|
|March 2018||$47K - $89.9K|
|February 2018||$51.4K - $152.3K|
|January 2018||$49K - $130.7K|
Karim Benzema Net Worth 2017
Karim Benzema 's revenue is $1.2M in 2017. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Karim Benzema and could vary in the range between $939.2K - $1.5M.
|December 2017||$64.6K - $143.4K|
|November 2017||$51.9K - $119K|
|October 2017||$52.7K - $163.9K|
|September 2017||$42.1K - $106.8K|
|August 2017||$65.9K - $130.7K|
|July 2017||$77K - $98.9K|
|June 2017||$81.3K - $120.3K|
|May 2017||$61.8K - $138.3K|
|April 2017||$45.4K - $104.2K|
|March 2017||$59.3K - $106K|
|February 2017||$53.1K - $150.7K|
|January 2017||$57.2K - $116.3K|
Karim Benzema Net Worth 2016
Karim Benzema 's revenue is $1.9M in 2016. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Karim Benzema and could vary in the range between $634.2K - $1.2M.
|December 2016||$76.1K - $158.2K|
|November 2016||$54.8K - $154.1K|
|October 2016||$75.4K - $152.9K|
|September 2016||$54.9K - $146.3K|
|August 2016||$76.8K - $152.7K|
|July 2016||$75.6K - $140.1K|
|June 2016||$52.7K - $87.5K|
|May 2016||$75.1K - $147.8K|
|April 2016||$69.7K - $84.4K|
|March 2016||$43.5K - $141.2K|
|February 2016||$81.4K - $162.7K|
|January 2016||$43.2K - $162.1K|
Karim Benzema Net Worth 2015
Karim Benzema 's revenue is $1.7M in 2015. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Karim Benzema and could vary in the range between $614.8K - $1.6M.
|December 2015||$72.8K - $93.8K|
|November 2015||$67.1K - $98.2K|
|October 2015||$59.4K - $160.7K|
|September 2015||$64.2K - $159.5K|
|August 2015||$54.8K - $149.1K|
|July 2015||$53K - $111.2K|
|June 2015||$76.7K - $158.7K|
|May 2015||$57.3K - $146.2K|
|April 2015||$57.6K - $153.2K|
|March 2015||$63.3K - $130.6K|
|February 2015||$59.1K - $116.4K|
|January 2015||$82.7K - $99.4K|
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