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Karim Benzema was one of the protagonists of the victory of Real Madrid before him I raised in the The Ceramic Stadium. The French striker scored the second, and final, goal in the Whites’ triumph. Before him, during the first half, it was Vinicius Junior the one who opened the can.
A goal, that of the Frenchman, very special since it is the number 250 he has scored since he became a Real Madrid footballer back in the summer of 2009. This goal, which rounds up the forward’s scoring figure at the beginning of his twelfth season as a madridista, has caused a small tribute from the club.
After the match, Benzema was presented with a commemorative shirt with the number 250 on the back. This figure comes after the white ‘9’ has played a total of 517 games and after having won no more and no less than 19 titles over the years.
“I feel very happy and very proud of my goals. Also of the plays in this time at the club, because for me it is an honor and I will work to continue scoring goals. People see football differently and there are many who only see the goals, but there are more things like the movements or the passes of the ball. I am a forward who can score goals too, “said the player after scoring his 250th goal for Real Madrid.
The legend of Benzema
The first match at Karim Benzema saw the door as a merengue footballer was on September 20, 2009, in the match against Xerez. Eleven years have passed from that first target to this 250 that he signed against Levante in The league, already in the 2020/2021 season.
Those 250 goals are distributed among six different competitions: 170 in the League, 53 in Champions League, 21 in Copa del Rey, 3 in the Club World Cup, 2 in the Spain Supercup and 1 in the European Super Cup. By seasons, his best record is in the 32 goals he scored in 2011/2012, followed by 30 in 2018/2019.
All these goals have raised the French striker to the historic Olympus of scorers at the White House. It was the previous year when Karim became the fifth highest gunner in the history of Real Madrid, after surpassing another legend, that of Puskas and his 242 goals. Ahead, Benzema has four other ‘monsters’: Cristiano Ronaldo (451), Raul (323), Of Stefano (308) and Santillana (290).
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