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Karim Benzema

26-Year-Old Forward     Real Madrid  La Liga


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Birthdate:  December 17, 1987    Birthplace:  Lyon, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  163 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed new five-year contract in August of 2014

August 25, 2014    Karim Benzema News

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Benzema scored in the 30th minute of Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Cordoba on Monday.

Benzema opened the scoring in a match that turned out to be much tighter than many expected. While he is often overlooked by Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema is still an excellent source of goals in fantasy leagues.

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August 6, 2014

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Benzema signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid on Wednesday.

There were rumors circulating that Benzema could be on his way out this summer, but Real Madrid has squashed that speculation by locking up the striker to a new long-term deal. He was fantastic as the target man last season, scoring 17 goals in 35 La Liga matches, and there's no reason to expect any kind of drop-off in form in 2014-15.

June 20, 2014

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Benzema recorded two assists and a goal of his own during France's win over Switzerland on Friday.

Benzema is proving himself to be one of the premier goal scorers in this 2014 World Cup as he's now scored three in just two games. On top of that, Friday's two assists bring his total up to three in that category as well. The veteran stands a good chance to bring more of the same to the pitch against Ecuador on Wednesday.

June 15, 2014

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Benzema had two goals and was responsible for another in France's 3-0 win over Honduras in their World Cup opener on Sunday.

The lone-goal that Benzema didn't score was actually an own-goal by Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares off a shot from the French striker. It was an absolutely dominant performance and one that could carry France very deep in the World Cup if he can keep it going.

February 26, 2014

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Benzema had two goals and two assists during Real Madrid's 6-1 victory over Schalke in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored twice in the rout over Schalke. While the latter two get plenty of attention, Benzema is an elite goal-scorer in his own right, finding the back of the net 20 times in all competitions for Real Madrid this season.

January 19, 2014

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Benzema scored one minute into extra time in the first half of Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Real Betis on Saturday.

Benzema's goal was his 10th in La Liga action this season, after finding the back of the net 11 times last year in 19 appearances. He's been a very solid contributor this season and is often overlooked due to Cristiano Ronaldo's continued brilliance.

November 9, 2013

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Benzema scored in the 18th minute and helped set up Cristiano Ronaldo for one of his three goals during Real Madrid's 5-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday.

Benzema has been understandably overshadowed by teammate Cristiano Ronaldo lately, but he has been playing brilliant football as well, scoring four goals and recording four assists in his last three La Liga matches. He's also done quite well during Champions League play this year, with two goals and three assists in four appearances.

November 3, 2013

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Benzema scored in the 31st minute of Real Madrid's 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

Benzema followed up his midweek brace against Sevilla with another goal on his only shot of the game. He now has five goals and four assists in 11 Liga matches this season, plus another two goals and two assists in Champions League play.