Some Lesser Known Facts About Karim Benzema
- Does Benzema smoke?: Yes
- Does Benzema drink Alcohol?: Yes
- Karim’s grand-father Da Lakehal Benzema was Algerian, he migrated to France in 1950.
- Karim is third youngest in his family of nine children.
|Real Name||Karim Mostafa Benzema|
|Profession||French Professional Footballer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 187
in meters- 1.87 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 33½ Inches
– Biceps: 15½ Inches
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Professional Debut– In 2004 for Lyon
International Debut– In 2007 for French International Team
|Achievements||• In 2007-08 season, Benzema scored 30 goals and helped Lyon win seventh straight League Title. Due to his performance he was named the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Ligue 1 Player of the Year and named to the organization’s Team of the Year. Benzema was also the league’s top scorer and given the Bravo Award by Italian Magazine Guerin Sportivo.
• In 2011, playing for Real Madrid he scored 32 goals and won Real Madrid Copa del Rey and La Liga of 2011-12 edition.
• He was named “French Player of the Year” for his performance in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
|Career Turning Point||At the start of his career, playing for Lyon, he scored 30 goals in 2007-08 seasons.|
|Date of Birth||19 December 1987|
|Age (as in 2016)||29 Years|
|Birth Place||Lyon, France|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|School||Benzema attended Olympique Lyonnais Academy|
|Educational Qualifications||Not known|
Mother– Wahida Djebbara
Brothers– Gressy Benzema,
Sabri Benzema, Farid Benzema
Sisters– Lydia Benzema, Nafissa Benzema,
Sofia benzema, Laeticia Benzema, Celia Benzema
|Hobbies||Riding Bikes and Cars,
listening to Music
|Controversies||• Benzema faced French judiciary for being charged with soliciting underage prostitute. The charges were dropped in 2014.
• On 4 November 2015, Karim was arrested for potential sex tape blackmailing of his French fellow Mathieu Valbuena.
|Favourite Film||American Gangster Movies|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Jenifer Yael (2012)
• Analica Chavez (2015).
• Rihanna (2015)
• Chloé de Launay has been in long relationship with Benzema.
|Children||Daughter– Mélia (Born to Chloé de Launay)
|Salary||$ 8.9 Million|
|Net Worth||$ 40 Million|