Born in 1987 in Lyon, he went from an aspiring French soccer player to undisputed star. He trained at “Olympique Lyon” and joined the main team in 2005 when he was just 17 years old. In 2009, Karim Benzema was signed by the famous Spanish “Real Madrid”. The ibet789 mobile allows fans not only to follow the games where he takes part, but also to earn by placing bets on his team.
In modern soccer, it is usually necessary to approach the bar of 30 goals per season to become the league’s top scorer. And Karim did that, scoring just 20 goals in the 2007/08 season. Since then, only Mamadou Niang has been named the top scorer in L1 with fewer goals (18 goals) the following season.
The career of the French player Karim Benzema by seasons
In the 2004-2005 season, the sportsman distinguished himself as a member of Olympique Lyon’s junior team under 18, scoring 12 goals in 14 games. He was considered to be a very promising star, so he was integrated into the professional group where he played six games.
The teams Karim Benzema played for:
- “Olympique Lyon” in 2004-2009;
- “Real Madrid” from 2009 till the present.
The summer of 2018 was marked by the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema’s teammate since 2009 and the top scorer in club history, to “Juventus” in Turin. As a result, the 2018-2019 season is proving to be more difficult for “Real Madrid”. The club unexpectedly crashed out of the Champions League playoffs and finished third in the championship with many poor performances. To follow the “Real Madrid” players, download the mobile version of ibet789. In this company you can bet on many other teams as well. Nevertheless, the rise of Karim Benzema is also evident this season, who finds a place as an attacking leader in the absence of the famous Portuguese forward. The Frenchman really impresses with his determination and gets a symbolic record when becomes the first tournament player, who scored 8 goals for the club and finishing the season with 21 goals in the league.
Karim Benzema’s return after five years of absence
Karim Benzema returned to the French national team for Euro 2021, which took place from June to July 2021. By the way, the game could be followed on ibet789, as well as subsequent World Cups. On October 19, 2022 Karim Benzema received the Golden Ball. The interesting thing was that he received the trophy from the hands of his former coach Zinedine Zidane.
France coach Didier Deschamps announced a list of 26 players for the 2022 World Cup in November 9, 2022, including Karim Benzema as a forward. However, on November 20, 2022, the player declared that he would not take part in the match against Australia because of injury. Register on ibet 789 to make sure you don’t miss Karim Benzema’s return and check team lineups regularly.