Since his last appearance with the France team (October 2015, against Armenia), KarimBenzema has had many adventures with Real Madrid. He won 11 trophies, including the Champions League on three occasions, but also passed 5th top scorer in club history. Captain in the absence of Sergio Ramos, he also became the spearhead of Real after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus.
Almost five and a half years after his last appearance in the jersey of the Blues, Karim Benzema should be recalled by Didier Deschamps in the French team on the occasion of the Euro. At Real Madrid, the 33-year-old striker has come a long way in recent years.
Since his last selection with the Blues, Karim Benzema has not failed to furnish his trophy cabinet which has not really taken the dust. Indeed, the Madrid striker has won 11 trophies with Real Madrid in the past five years.
If he did not win the World Cup with the Blues in 2018, the White House center forward has won the Champions League three times since 2015. He also added two Spanish league titles , two European Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and three Club World Cups to his name.
- A number of goals that has skyrocketed
Since 2015, Karim Benzema has scored more than 100 goals for Madrid. An obsession with the goal that made him integrate the top 10 scorers in the history of Real Madrid. Today, KB9 is fifth in the ranking of the top scorers in Real Madrid history with 279 goals.
- A potential captain
In the absence of Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema has also known how to transform himself as a very good captain for Real Madrid, while Zinedine Zidane did not hesitate to entrust him with the armband and all the responsibilities that it represents.
This season, the 33-year-old center-forward has worn the armband 15 times in 45 games played.
While we could fear the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, his exceptional attacking teammate who left for Juventus in 2018, Karim Benzema has experienced a burst of pride since the departure of the Portuguese. The Frenchman has also finished top scorer for Real Madrid during the last three seasons.
- Raul’s Champions League record tied
With his goal against Chelsea in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League, Karim Benzema reached the milestone of 71 goals in the most prestigious of European competitions (12 goals with OL, 59 with Real Madrid).
A figure that allowed him to equal the record of former Madrid glory, Raul, who is also mentioned as a possible contender for Real Madrid in the event of the departure of Zinedine Zidane.