This Brilliant footballer from France was born in Lyon, has eight siblings and he is the third youngest among all. Soccer is in his blood as his two more brothers are also playing this game professionally. He has an Algerian root and has French nationality. At 8, for the first time, Benzema played for Lyon club. He was a diligent and reverent player. While at school he successfully earned two goals by playing against Lyon Academy and therefore Coco nickname was given to him. After that, many leading clubs start showing interest in him. Thereafter, he played with Olympique Lyonnais club for five years. During his time with this team, he endured a thigh injury thus he had to give up for few months.
In the following year, Benzema befitted as the leading striker of the league and was given the 10th number T-Shir. For a long time, he played for the Lyon football club and makes him the highest paid footballer in France.
Eight years ago, the club disclosed that an agreement was already formed with a Spanish football club to transfer Benzema. Thus as three years ago, he signed with Real Madrid for next six years with a transfer fee of more than 35 million Euro.
Karim Benzema Salary 2018:
- Per Week: £150,000
- Annual: 6 Million Euro
How much is his Net Worth? $ 40 Million
Note: This information is approximate, so sorry if any part of this piece of writing is wrong.
Moreover, since from last nine years, Karim has joined the national team of France. He showed his wonderful playing ability in three FIFA World Cup.
He received various privileges throughout his career; the most valuable ones are mentioned in this article. He has achieved three times French Player of the Year. For the time period of one year, he was titled Ligue 1 Player of the Year. Benzema has gained his income from FIFA video game too. Furthermore, he is also the face of Adidas commercials. So, he is earning from multiple sources. His signed items such as soccer ball, autograph, and jersey are easily available over the internet.