Karim Mostofa Benzema is a French professional footballer. Benzema plays for the French national team and the Spanish club Real Madrid. Benzema plays as a striker for both of his teams. Benzema is known for his ball controlling techniques, finishing, assist providing and aerial abilities.
Benzema is a legendary player for the Real Madrid club. He won four Champions League trophies, three La Liga, two Copa Del Rey and many more trophies with the club. He is the all-time fifth top goal scorer for the club. He holds the record of most assists made by any Real Madrid player in the history of the club.
Benzema is a very successful player in his international career too. He won many trophies with the French national team. He helped the French team to win many crucial matches from time to time. Without any doubt Benzema is a legendary figure for the French national team.
Benzema is a very popular player among the football fans. He created a very high position in the hearts of the fans by playing extraordinarily. Benzema made a good amount of money by playing football. In 2021, it is estimated that Benzema’s net worth is approximately USD 70 million.
Benzema started his senior career back in 2004 with the team called Lyon B. He played with the club for two seasons. The club paid him USD 200K for each season. Later he was promoted to the main team of that club which is Lyon. Benzema joined Lyon in 2006. He played with the club till 2009. There he received around USD 1 million annually.
Benzema joined Real Madrid in mid-2009. Since then he has been playing for the club. Benzema received USD 2 million in his early days at the club. Later in 2011, he signed a new contract with the club and his salary increased. From 2011 to 2014 he received USD 4.5 million for each season.
In June, 2014 Benzema penned another deal with Real Madrid according to which he started receiving USD 14 million for each season and this deal was active till 2016.
Benzema got a new contract offer from Real Madrid in 2017. Benzema signed the contract without any hesitation. According to this contract he started receiving USD 20 million annually. This contract is in order till date.