Karim Benzema Net Worth
Karim Benzema net worth and salary: Karim Benzema is a French professional soccer player who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. Karim Mostafa Benzema was born in Lyon, France in December 1987. As a youth Karim played for Lyon from 1996 to 2005. He was called up and played for senior team Lyon B and Lyon from 2004 to 2009. Since 2009 he has played for Real Madrid. As a striker Benzema is known for his technical ability and power. While he was with Lyon the team won three titles. He became a starter in the 2007-08 season. That season he scored more than 30 goals to help Lyon win their seventh straight league title. He was named the National Union of Professional Footballers Ligue 1 Player of the Year. He was also given the Bravo Award by Guerin Sportivo. His transfer to Real Madrid was worth more than $50 million. He helped the club win the Copa del Rey in 2011. In 2011 and 2012 he was named the French Player of the Year. He has represented France in international play since 2004. His under-17 team won the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. He played for France in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Karim scored the first World Cup goal that was given via goal-line technology.