NEWS | 06/08/2014 | Javier GarcíaThe Frenchman has played 235 matches and scored 111 goals to win one Champions League, one Liga, two Copa del Reys and one Supercup of Spain with the Whites.
Karim Benzema now has five successful years under his belt at Real Madrid. The Frenchman, who has just extended his contract until 2019, arrived at the club in the summer of 2009. Since then, he has become one of the best forwards in the world. With 235 matches and 111 goals for the team, he has contributed to the conquest of one Champions League, one Liga, two Copa del Reys and one Supercup of Spain.
His debut for Real Madrid came on 29 August 2009 against Deportivo and he scored his first goal for the club on 20 September of that year in the Santiago Bernabéu against Xerez. His stats improved considerably in the first few years until he scored 32 goals in the 2011/12 season, his best haul so far.
Twenty-four goals in the Décima season
Last year, Benzema was key to the conquest of the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. Together with Cristiano and Bale, he formed the best attacking trio in Europe. The Frenchman played in 52 matches and found the net 24 times; five of them en route to the Décima and two in winning the club’s nineteenth Copa del Rey.
Besides his goals, Benzema is one of the best link-up players. He has exquisite technique and is capable of looking up just at the right moment to find his best-placed teammate. As a result he finishes each season as one of the team’s most prolific providers.