In 2009, the center forward joined the Real Madrid club. His transfer is estimated; to 35 million euros. But the beginnings in the Madrid jersey are not easy. His coach, Manuel Pellegrini preferring striker Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Benzema spends more time on the benches than on the pitch.
In 2010, Joséé Mourinho takes over the reins of the merengue club and pushes the French footballer to his limits, not hesitating to take it to part in the press. But Karim Benzema does not allow himself to be destabilized and works. His efforts paid off as he finished as the club's second top scorer, scoring 26 goals in all competitions, just behind club star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 2011/2012 season gives the striker a new dimension. Indeed, Karim Benzema is rewarded with an undisputed starting place. On numerous occasions, the footballer was so decisive that the Spanish press regularly called him a saviour. Nicknamed Karim Benzegoal, the center forward is sacred top French scorer in the history of Real Madrid ahead of the illustrious Zinedine Zidane. Centre-forward wins Champions League away four times between 2014 and 2018 and a La Liga in 2017, during one of the most prosperous periods for the merengue club.
If the success is with go on the Iberian peninsula, the player struggles to shine in the France team. He will even hold the sad record of 1 222 minutes spent without scoring a goal. In 2014, he found the paths of the nets and flew to the World Cup in Brazil where; France will lose in the quarter-finals. In 2021, the French striker is now one of Real Madrid's captains. He notably scored the 1000th goal in the history of Real Madrid in the Champions League in 2021. He won the Champions League again with the Merengues in 2022.
Karim's salary Benzema
Present at Real Madrid since 2009, the striker has often extended his contract. Put in competition several times, Benzema has always been able to keep his place as a holder at the helm. Madrid. In 2019, he receives a salary of 10 million euros, which makes him one of the highest paid French people in the world.
Karim Benzema's wife
Karim Benzema had a daughter, Mélia, in February 2014 with a young nurse, Chloé Delaunay. However, the couple separated. two years later. Since then, the Frenchman has had an idyll with a model Cora Gauthier, who gave him a romantic date. a son, named; Ibrahim. The Frenchman does not like to expose his private life, but during the ceremony of the Ballon d'Or 2022, the Frenchman showed himself. alongside American model Jordan Ozuna.