Been regarded as one of the best strikers of this generation, Karim Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays for La Liga club Real Madrid and the France national team. His goalscoring ability, along with his creativity, providing assists to his teammates, pace and other skills have established him into a prolific forward today.
Benzema began his football career in 2005 while playing for his hometown club, Olympique Lyonnais. While playing for Lyon, he made over 100 appearances. In 2009, Benzema was subject to transfer to the elite Spanish club – Real Madrid.
He struggled initially during his debut season at Madrid. However, years later he rose to the heights of sporting glory. The 34-year-old reached prominence and has won multiple trophies – including three La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, and four UEFA Champions League titles. So far, he has made over 500 appearances for Los Blancos. The club’s talisman has even been named the League’s Best Player in 2019-20. He was also a frequent starter under Zinedine Zidane’s famous starting eleven.
For his country France, Benzema made his senior debut in 2007, at age of 19. Since then, he has made over 50 appearances. He has even been a part of the UEFA European Championship, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Though, following a controversy he was left out of the squad for the 2018 World Cup and did not play for France for over five years. He however returned for the Euro 2020.
With his departure from his boyhood club, Lyon, it was announced that the French forward would join Los Blancos – it is where he has been having a successful career. He has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of 2022 according to NetWorth Bro website.
Karim Benzema signed a contract extension and has a deal with Real Madrid till 2023. Benzema’s weekly salary with the Los Blancos is $221.7K with his annual salary amounting to $12 million approximately.
After an agreement with Real Madrid in 2009, Benzema’s transfer fee was reportedly priced at $38 million rising to as much as $44.5 million based on incentives. Today his market value stands at $31.2 million.