NEWS STORY. 19/12/2022
Karim Benzema is celebrating his 35th birthday today. The forward was born on the 19th of December 1987 in Lyon (France) and after fourteen seasons as a madridista, he is still making history. His tally of 329 goals in 617 appearances places him second on Real Madrid's all-time goalscoring charts.
He recently got his hands on his first Ballon d'Or, an acknowledgement of the incredible levels he reached last season. The Frenchman played a key role as the team won LaLiga and the Champions League. He was the leading marksman in both competitions (27 goals in the domestic championship and 15 in the continental tournament). Among his other awards, notably are UEFA's Best Men's Player and the best player in the Champions League.
He has lifted 23 trophies as a madridista: 5 Champions Leagues, 4 Club World Cups, 4 European Super Cups, 4 LaLiga titles, 2 Copas del Rey and 4 Spanish Super Cups.
Video.Benzema turns 35