About Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is one of the most recognized and successful professional football players. This career has played a huge part in increasing the total size of Karim Benzema net worth, which has been estimated to reach 40 million dollars, according to the current calculations. Karim Benzema is a French football player of Algerian origins. Currently, Karim Benzema is playing as a striker with Spanish club Real Madrid. In addition, he is a member of the French national team. Thus, his appearances with both of these teams have made him well known and also increased the overall sum of Karim Benzema net worth. Karim Benzema is regarded as one of the most successful strikers in football.
Karim Benzema was born in 1987 in the city of Lyon. He started his football career there when he joined Bron Terraillon. In 1996, Karim Benzema signed a contract with the biggest football club in Lyon, called Olympique Lyonnais. He joined its youth team. In the season of 2004, Karim Benzema appeared as a professional football player for the first time and this career eventually became the main source of increasing the current estimate of Karim Benzema net worth.
In his first three seasons with the team, he appeared from time to time on the field. In that period of time, his team became a winner of three titles. In the season of 2007, Karim Benzema became a starter for the team. It was also considered as his breakthrough year as he scored more than 30 goals.
For his successful playing style, Karim Benzema was titled as the National Union of Professional Footballers Ligue 1 Player of the Year. In addition, he was named to the organization’s Team of the Year. He became the league’s top scorer in that time. In addition, Italian magazine Guerin Sportivo presented Karim Benzema with the Bravo Award.
In 2009, Karim Benzema signed a contract with Real Madrid and this team has also increased the current amount of Karim Benzema net worth. The contract which he signed with this team was stated to be worth 50 million dollars and was claimed to last six years. However, his first season with the team was not as successful as he hoped for. His next two seasons with the team were more successful. Karim Benzema scored 32 goals and helped his team to win the Copa del Rey in 2011. Also, his team became the winner of the 2011–12 edition of La Liga. In 2011, 2012 and 2014, Karim Benzema got the title of the French Player of the Year.
In his youth career, Karim Benzema was already playing with the French national team. He represented France from under-17 level onwards. He was a member of the under-17 team, which became a winner of the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. In 2007, Karim Benzema appeared as a senior international player for the first time, which was in a friendly match against Austrian team. Therefore, his international career has made him even more known and also increased the overall amount of Karim Benzema net worth.