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Top 5 unknown records Karim Benzema holds

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Karim Benzema is arguably the best player in the world right now. The Frenchman has been underrated for the majority of his career, and is now starting to make the headlines every week. Here are five records that the striker holds as of right now. 

5 Karim Benzema records you didn’t know about 

5. Only player with a UCL hat-trick against Chelsea 

Following Real Madrid’s thrashing of the defending European champions at Stamford Bridge, Benzema became the first player in the UCL to score against the two-time winners. 

4. Scoring in most consecutive UCL seasons 


At 34, Karim Benzema is unstoppable and is in the form of his life. He has scored in 17 consecutive seasons, and is tied with Lionel Messi for that feat. 

3. Most goals by a Frenchman in single UCL season 

This year, the Real Madrid number 9 has 11 goals from 8 games, which is his best ever return. Moreover, it is also the highest number achieved by a Frenchman in a single season of the Champions League. 

2. Oldest player to score UCL hat-trick 

Benzema broke his own record, which he achieved in the Round of 16 against PSG, to become the oldest hat-trick scorer in the Champions League. He was 34 years and 108 days when he scored three against Chelsea, 28 days after the game against PSG. 

1. Most goals by a Frenchman in football 

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The iconic Thierry Henry scored 411 goals in his career. Karim Benzema already has 418, and is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. By the time he hangs up his boots, he could have a much higher tally than his compatriot. 

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Arsh Das
Arsh Das
A music enthusiast, also passionate about football and bringing you the latest in the sporting world every day.


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