Karim Mostafa Benzema born in December 1987, is a French player and currently plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the French national team as a striker. He is one of the worlds best players, is immensely talented and a great finisher from inside the box.
Benzema made his professional debut in the 2004/2005 season. He played his first three seasons for Lyon and was named professional footballer of the year in 2008. In 2009 Benzema moved to Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €35 million, signing a contract for six years.
In August last year Benzema signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid, designed to keep him at the club until 2019.