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 Benzema was born on December 19, 1987, and is of Algerian descent. His grandfather, Ayat Benzima, immigrated in the fifties of the last century to the French city of Lyon, where he and his father were born.


Karim plays in the offensive line in Real Madrid, as well as with the French national team, and he came from the youth academy in Lyon, and after that he ascended to the main team, participated in the 2008 European Cup and won the French League top scorer award in the 2007-2008 season, after three seasons From his professional beginnings, and that season was his best season with Lyon, in which he achieved many achievements and also signed a new contract with the club to be one of the highest paid footballers in France. On July 1, 2009, it was announced that Lyon had reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of the player, and the transfer deal was estimated at 35 million euros, with the possibility of raising it to 41 million euros in the event that some of the points identified in the deal are achieved between the two parties. On July 9, Benzema completed his move to Real Madrid after completing his medical and signing a six-year contract.