Karim Benzema reaches 300 goals for Real Madrid

Karim Benzema continues to mark the history of Real Madrid. The French striker reached, Saturday, January 8, the bar of 300 goals scored in the jersey of Merengues after converting a penalty kick in the 43rd minute of the game against Valencia, counting for the twentieth day of La Liga. Fourth top scorer in club history, Karim Benzema is only eight goals away from legend Alfredo di Stéfano (308 goals).

The first two places are occupied by Raul (323 goals) and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, now at Manchester United, who sits on this ranking with a total of 451 goals. The native of Bron, in the suburbs of Lyon, has long been criticized for his lack of goals at Real Madrid, but has now won the hearts of “Madrid” supporters.

The first goal of “KB9” at Real dates back to September 29, 2009, during the third day of La Liga against Jerez, when the French had just landed in the Spanish capital from Olympique Lyonnais. An idyllic relationship ensued with the club in the 13 Champions Leagues.

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The “Pichichi” trophy in the sights

This season, Benzema has 21 goals and twelve assists in 25 matches in all competitions, far ahead of the twelve goals from Vinicius or the seven from Marco Asensio, Real’s two other top scorers this season behind him.

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The current top scorer in Liga (sixteen goals in twenty matches) is in the race to glean his first “Pichichi” trophy in Spain, after that won in 2007-2008 in Ligue 1 with Lyon (with twenty goals in L1 and 31 in all competitions confused that season). His best La Liga total dates from the 2015-2016 season, when the Frenchman reached the 24-goal mark.

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