Karim Benzema RUMORS & NEWS

  • Karim Benzema's agent slams France for not selecting forward for World Cup knockout games

    ESPN "Karim Benzema's agent has claimed the forward would have been available to play for France from the World Cup round-of-16 stage, but was sent home prematurely by coach Didier Deschamps and the team's medical staff. Benzema, 35, suffered a thigh injury in..." December 27

  • Didier Deschamps responds to rumours Karim Benzema could return for World Cup final

    90 Min "France coach Didier Deschamps has given a somewhat cryptic response after being asked about rumours of Karim Benzema returning for the World Cup final. Benzema was set to lead the line for his country in Qatar but disaster struck when the striker picked up a thigh injury the day..." December 15

  • How Karim Benzema could return for France at World Cup

    90 Min "Karim Benzema may be available to France for their World Cup defence after all after reports emerged of rapid progress in his recovery from injury. Benzema was feared to be unavailable for the entire tournament after picking up an injury but did not withdraw from the squad, and France..." November 28

  • Karim Benzema explains World Cup withdrawal

    90 Min "Karim Benzema has revealed "reason" made him quit France's World Cup squad due to persistent injury issues. The Ballon d'Or holder missed Real Madrid's final five games before the winter break due to fitness problems and tore his left quadriceps while running..." November 20

  • France's World Cup squad: Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe to headline title defence

    ESPN "Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe headline France head coach Didier Deschamps' squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Sources have told ESPN that Benzema's fitness is not a worry to France staff despite the forward missing Real Madrid's final..." November 09

  • Zinedine Zidane: Karim Benzema is France's best ever striker

    90 Min "Zinedine Zidane admits that, in his opinion, Karim Benzema is France's best ever striker. The 34-year-old was awarded the 2022 Ballon d'Or on Monday night after a sensational season with Real Madrid - one that saw him bag 44 goals and contribute 15 assists in 46..." October 19

  • Karim Benzema reveals why he chose to join Real Madrid over Man Utd, Barcelona & Inter

    90 Min "Karim Benzema has revealed that Real Madrid beat Manchester United, Barcelona and Inter to his signature in the summer of 2009 because Los Blancos president Florentino Perez personally visited him at home and sold him an ‘exciting’ vision for the club’s..." October 18

  • Karim Benzema fulfills a lifelong dream in winning 2022 Ballon d'Or

    ESPN "In Karim Benzema's beautiful mansion in Ciudalcampo, an exclusive community on the outskirts of Madrid, there has been a space reserved for the Ballon d'Or trophy in his trophy cabinet. For years, the Frenchman has hoped of actually displaying the trophy of his dreams there, with..." October 18

  • Real Madrid's Karim Benzema wins men's Ballon d'Or, Gavi best under-21 player

    ESPN "Karim Benzema was awarded the 2022 Ballon d'Or at a ceremony in Paris on Monday after a stellar 2021-22 season saw him lead Real Madrid to a Champions League and LaLiga double. Benzema, 34, scored a career-best 27 times in LaLiga last season and was top scorer in..." October 17

  • Ballon d'Or 2022: Why Karim Benzema's exploits for Real Madrid and France make him the overwhelming favorite

    CBS Sports "Next week's Ballon d'Or title will be the 66th in the award's history and there have been four French players in history to receive the prestigious individual prize. Real Madrid's Raymond Kopa was first in 1958, then came three consecutive titles for Juventus'..." October 14

  • Karim Benzema Ruled Out of RB Leipzig Match

    CBS Sports "Real Madrid will be without superstar striker Karim Benzema for their Champions League group stage battle against RB Leipzig on Wednesday. The French superstar was injured at Celtic last week on matchday one, having been diagnosed with a muscle injury. He..." September 13

  • Carlo Ancelotti Gives Karim Benzema a Chance to Make Madrid Derby

    Football Espana "Carlo Ancelotti has not ruled out the possibility of Karim Benzema returning for the Madrid derby in eight days time. The French forward pulled up with a thigh problem against Celtic on Tuesday night, with the initial diagnosis reported as around two weeks out. It does..." September 10

  • Carlo Ancelotti plays down Karim Benzema injury fears

    90 Min "Carlo Ancelotti has provided an early injury update on Karim Benzema after he was substituted 30 minutes into Tuesday's 3-0 win at Celtic. Real Madrid kicked off their defence of the Champions League with a sizeable win, but there were concerns after star striker Benzema..." September 06

  • Karim Benzema wins UEFA Men's Player of the Year award

    90 Min "Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award after his stellar 2021/22 season. Club teammate Thibaut Courtois - who was named man of the match for his heroics in May's Champions League final win over Liverpool - and Manchester City..." August 25

  • Real Madrid's Karim Benzema deserves Ballon d'Or as world's 'most efficient player' - Carlo Ancelotti

    ESPN "Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said he has no doubts that Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d'Or, calling the France forward "the most efficient player in the world" after scoring in his team's 2-0 UEFA Super Cup win..." August 11

  • Karim Benzema wins UEFA Champions League player of the season award

    90 Min "Rather unsurprisingly, Karim Benzema has won the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League player of the season award. The forward was in career-best form last season, scoring 15 goals and nabbing two assists as he inspired Real Madrid to their 14th UEFA Champions League triumph. " August 10

  • Karim Benzema hints that Real Madrid don't need to sign another No. 9 given attacking strength in depth

    ESPN "Karim Benzema has hinted in an interview with ESPN that Real Madrid do not need to sign another striker as the Spanish champions have several players who can fill the role. Benzema, 34, enjoyed a fine season last campaign as Madrid lifted LaLiga, the Champions..." August 10