Karim Benzema Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Family, Biography & More


Real NameKarim Mostafa Benzema
NicknameCoco, Benzegoal
ProfessionFrench Professional Footballer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 187
in meters- 1.87 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
Weightin Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 33½ Inches
- Biceps: 15½ Inches
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
DebutProfessional Debut- In 2004 for Lyon
International Debut- In 2007 for French International Team
Jersey Number9
Position Striker
Coach/MentorNot Known
Achievements• In 2007-08 season, Benzema scored 30 goals and helped Lyon win seventh straight League Title. Due to his performance he was named the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Ligue 1 Player of the Year and named to the organization's Team of the Year. Benzema was also the league's top scorer and given the Bravo Award by Italian Magazine Guerin Sportivo.
• In 2011, playing for Real Madrid he scored 32 goals and won Real Madrid Copa del Rey and La Liga of 2011-12 edition.
• He was named "French Player of the Year" for his performance in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Career Turning PointAt the start of his career, playing for Lyon, he scored 30 goals in 2007-08 seasons.
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 December 1987
Age (as in 2016)29 Years
Birth PlaceLyon, France
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownLyon, France
SchoolBenzema attended Olympique Lyonnais Academy
CollegeNot known
Educational QualificationsNot known
FamilyFather- Hafid
Mother- Wahida Djebbara
Brothers- Gressy Benzema,
Karim with his brother Gressy Sabri Benzema, Farid Benzema
Sisters- Lydia Benzema, Nafissa Benzema,
Karim with his sister Nafisa Sofia benzema, Laeticia Benzema, Celia Benzema
EthnicityWhite French
HobbiesRiding Bikes and Cars,
listening to Music
Controversies• Benzema faced French judiciary for being charged with soliciting underage prostitute. The charges were dropped in 2014.
• On 4 November 2015, Karim was arrested for potential sex tape blackmailing of his French fellow Mathieu Valbuena.
Favourite Things
Favourite FilmAmerican Gangster Movies
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Jenifer Yael (2012)
• Analica Chavez (2015).
• Rihanna (2015)
Rihanna with Karim
• Chloé de Launay has been in long relationship with Benzema.
chloé de launay
ChildrenDaughter- Mélia (Born to Chloé de Launay)
Money Factor
Salary$ 8.9 Million
Net Worth$ 40 Million

Benzema in action

Some Lesser Known Facts About Karim Benzema

  • Does Benzema smoke?: Yes
  • Does Benzema drink Alcohol?: Yes
  • Karim’s grand-father Da Lakehal Benzema was Algerian, he migrated to France in 1950.
  • Karim is third youngest in his family of nine children.
  • Karim’s father Hafid was also born in Tigzirt, Algeria whereas his mother Wahida Djebbara was born and raised in Lyon.
  • Benzema is sponsored by German sportswear company Adidas and has, subsequently, appeared in several television advertisements for the brand.
  • Benzema played for Lyon until 2009, after that he moved to Real Madrid for transfer fee worth over € 35 million.
  • Benzema made his senior international debut in 2007 against Austria.
  • Benzema is considered to be one of the most powerful strikers in the World.
  • Denzel Washington is the favourite actor of Benzema.
  • Ibiza, Spain is favorite holiday destination of Benzema.