9: Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema is one of the most sought-after young strikers in Europe and a potential star of the coming European Championships. Karim is just 20 years old and has Algerian descent. He started playing for the youth sides of Lyon at the age of 9 years, in 1996. In 2004, he signed his first professional contract at the same club, where he is still playing today. Benzema is known for his goal instinct, with his major position being as a striker, although he can also play on both wings. Since 2004, he has made 76 appearances for Lyon in which he score 26 goals. His ability did not go unnoticed among the big clubs in Europe, due to his participation in the Champions League. Manchester United are known to be huge admirers of the youngster and Sir Alex Ferguson did not exclude making a big-money move for the player. Benzema was part of the Lyon squad that won 4 Ligue 1 titles in a row since 2004/05 and triumphed in the Coupe de France in 2008.

 

Benzema made his French senior debut in a match against Austria on the 28th March 2007, scoring a goal on his debut in a 1-0 win over the Euro 2008 co-hosts. He scored 3 goals in total for France, in the 11 appearances he has made. The other two goals, besides the Austria goal, came in the 6-0 thrashing of Faroe Islands in the Euro 2008 qualifiers. As expected, Benzema is part, maybe a crucial part, of the French squad for Euro 2008. If he is in good form, he even has the potential to finish as top scorer, especially if France go all the way to being crowned Champions.

 

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3 Responses to “9: Karim Benzema”

  1. AGE 9 » 9: Karim Benzema Says:

    [...] 9: Karim Benzema He started playing for the youth sides of Lyon at the age of 9 years, in 1996. In 2004, he signed his first professional contract at the same club, where he is still playing today. Benzema is known for his goal instinct, with his major … [...]

  2. hachem hachem Says:

    bonjour je m’appelle hachem hachem 15 ans de liban et je t’aime beaucoup ton jeu au football et tu es superbe et tu es le plus fort joueur dans le monde merci by

  3. zizie Says:

    karim u r increadible boy.how wonderful u r!u can be the next champion in the world!!
    always try and try………..

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