Karim Benzema is a French professional footballer. He plays as a striker for Real Madrid in La Liga and captains the side. The Frenchman is regarded as one of the best strikers of all time. His net worth is $70 million.
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Karim Benzema’s Biography and Career
Karim Mostafa Benzema was born on 19 December 1987, in Lyon, France. He is of Algerian descent.
He is a Lyon youth academy product. Benzema made his senior professional debut for Lyon in 2004. Soon, he became a pivotal striker for the French club.
From 2004-2009, Benzema played 112 Ligue 1 games for Lyon, scoring 43 league goals. He had a breakout season in 2007-08. In that season, he became the Ligue 1 top goalscorer (20 goals) and was named the league’s Player of the Year. He helped Lyon to win the Ligue 1 title and the Coupe de France.
In 2009, Karim Benzema joined the Spanish giants Real Madrid and has been playing for the club ever since. Real Madrid brought the striker for a then-French record transfer fee, worth €35 million.
He was a key striker for Real Madrid winning 24 trophies, including four La Liga, three Copa del Rey, and five UEFA Champions League titles.
Karim Benzema became La Liga Player of the Season twice, in 2020 and 2022. He was the top goalscorer of the league for the 2021-22 season with 27 goals. He was also the Champions League top scorer, helping Real Madrid to win the title in the 2021-22 season.
Benzema was awarded the 2022 Ballon d’Or.
Karim Benzema made his senior international debut for France in 2007. The 25-year-old striker announced his retirement after the 2022 World Cup. He had 97 caps and 37 goals. He played for France in four major tournaments. Benzema was named the French Player of the Year four times.
Karim Benzema’s Net Worth, Salary, and Career Earnings
In 2023, legendary Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema’s net worth is $70 million. He is one of the top-paid players in the club.
Benzema earns a €24 million salary per season playing for Real Madrid. His weekly salary is €461,538.
The 35-year-old French striker’s prime source of earnings is his football contract. His estimated career earnings are a jaw-dropping €145.72 million, only from football salaries from 2013-2022.
As of writing, Benzema has 1 year left on his contract with Real Madrid, which will expire at the end of the 2022-23 season. His 1-year contract is worth €24 million.
Karim Benzema’s Salary Per Season
|2022-23||Real Madrid||€24 million|
|2021-22||Real Madrid||€24 million|
|2020-21||Real Madrid||€18.13 million|
|2019-20||Real Madrid||€18.12 million|
|2018-19||Real Madrid||€16.54 million|
Benzema is an Adidas-endorsed player. He will wear the Adidas X Speedflow.1 soccer cleats in the 2022-23 season.
|Full Name||Karim Mostafa Benzema|
|Current Club||Real Madrid|
|Date of Birth||19 December 1987|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Net Worth||$70 million|
|Spouse||Cora Gauthier (m. 2016)|
Benzema’s love wife is Cora Gauthier. The couple got married in 2016. They are blessed with a daughter and a son.
Gauthier is a stunning Instagram model with over 161k followers.
Born on 19 December 1987, he is 35 years old.
He is 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) tall.
La Liga: Real Madrid
[correct as of April 29, 2023]
International Career: France
What is Karim Benzema’s Net Worth?
In 2023, his net worth is $70 million.
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What is his jersey number?
He wears No. 9 for Real Madrid.
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