Karim Benzema

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Karim Mostafa Benzema (born 19 December 1987) is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Real Madrid and the France national team. A creative and prolific forward known for his playmaking and finishing, he is regarded as one of the best forwards of his generation.Born in Lyon to Algerian parents, Benzema began his senior career with hometown club Olympique Lyonnais in 2005, contributing sporadically to three Ligue 1 title wins. In 2008, he was named National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Player of the Year and in the Team of the Year as he finished as the league's top goalscorer and won his fourth title and first Coupe de France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karim Benzema has received more than 11,928,154 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Karim Benzema is the 327th most popular soccer player (down from 246th in 2019), the 1,575th most popular biography from France (down from 1,448th in 2019) and the 14th most popular French Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Karim Benzema ranks 327 out of 16,923Before him are Koichi Oita, Sakae Takahashi, Patrick Kluivert, Raúl, György Sárosi, and Fernando Torres. After him are Nobuyuki Kato, Enrique Ballestrero, Takashi Mizuno, David Trezeguet, Fukusaburo Harada, and Josep Samitier.

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Among people born in 1987, Karim Benzema ranks 3Before him are Lionel Messi and Novak Djokovic. After him are Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani, Sebastian Vettel, Maria Sharapova, Gonzalo Higuaín, Zac Efron, Arturo Vidal, Gerard Piqué, and Blake Lively.

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Among people born in France, Karim Benzema ranks 1,575 out of 5,234Before him are Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723), Louis Claude de Saint-Martin (1743), Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville (1803), Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon (1754), Armand de Vignerot du Plessis (1696), and Yolande of Valois (1434). After him are Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia (1909), Audrey Tautou (1976), Jean-Luc Dehaene (1940), Valentin Haüy (1745), Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre (1725), and Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (1640).


Among soccer players born in France, Karim Benzema ranks 14Before him are Laurent Blanc (1965), Didier Deschamps (1968), Michel Hidalgo (1933), Raymond Domenech (1952), Franck Ribéry (1983), and Fabien Barthez (1971). After him are David Trezeguet (1977), Antoine Griezmann (1991), Youri Djorkaeff (1968), Guy Roux (1938), Jean Djorkaeff (1939), and Henri Delaunay (1883).

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