Karim Benzema is Real Madrid’s Second All-time Highest Scorer After Elche Win

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    Karim Benzema has emerged as Real Madrid’s second-all-time highest goal-scorer after he bagged a brace in Real Madrid’s 4-0 victory over Elche.

    Karim Benzema

    The 35-year-old helped Real Madrid secure a crucial victory over Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu to keep the pressure on league leaders Barcelona.

    Asensio opened the scoring for the La Liga and European champions before Karim Benzema doubled the lead in the 31st minute after converting a spot kick.

    In the 45th minute, Karim Benzema struck again through another spot kick to complete his first-half brace.

    His brace has now seen the Ballon d’Or winner surge up on Real Madrid’s all-time highest-scorers chart.

    He has now displaced Raul Gonzalez, who has 228 goals from second place on the chart.

    The Lyon-born French star now has 228 goals – one better than Raul Gonzalez.

    However, he is still miles below Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the club’s all-time highest scorer with 450 goals.

    Who is Karim Benzema?

    Karim Benzema is a top French footballer and Real Madrid forward. He was born in Lyon, France where he started his football career.

    Karim Benzema

    Benzema is the current holder of the Ballon d’Or award, and is regarded as one of the best strikers of his time.

    He has only played for two clubs in his entire professional football career – Lyon and Real Madrid.

    Benzema made his first senior club appearance with Lyon B in 2004 before joining the main team in the same year.

    At Lyon B, he had 20 goals in 15 appearances, while he banged 43 goals in 112 appearances for the main team before joining Real Madrid in 2009.

    Karim Benzema international career

    Benzema hit the ground running in his national team debut, joining French U-17 team in 2004. Since then, he has progressed through the ranks finally making his senior national team debut in 2007.

    In his sixteen years spell with the national team, he has won 97 caps and scored 37 goals.

    Karim Benzema Wife

    Benzema is married to a beautiful French model Gora Gauthier. Karim Benzema maintains a very low profile when it comes to his relationship with his wife and his family life.

    Karim Benzema

    He married the French beauty in 2017 and has since led a modest lifestyle devoid of the prying eyes of social media.

    Karim Benzema Children

    Benzema is blessed with a daughter and a son, and there are reports he is expecting his third child, a son.

    Karim Benzema

    His first child, Melia Bemzema, was born in 2014 while his second child, Ibrahim Benzema, was born in 2017.

    Karim Benzema Family And Siblings

    Benzema is of African descent. His father, Hafid Benzema is said to be an Algeria national and had migrated to France in 1950.

    His mother’s name is Wahidda Djebara. Benzema was born into a big family of nine siblings, and he is said to be the third youngest of the nine who are all based, born and raised in Lyon, France.

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