Header Ban

Benzema makes Real Madrid's history and closes in on Cristiano Ronaldo

Karim Benzema once again demonstrated on Thursday night why he is establishing himself as a Real Madrid legend and one of best goalscorers in the club's history.

His opening goal in Los Blancos' 6-0 victory over Levante was a historic moment in his club's history.

His goal against Levante was his 323rd in Real Madrid colours, which saw him equal Raul Gonzalez's record as the second-highest scorer in the club's history.

He is now only behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 451 goals during his time at Real Madrid.

Benzema is Real Madrid's third-highest scorer in LaLiga Santander history, with his 219 strikes behind the 228 of Raul and the 312 of Ronaldo.

The 34-year-old is getting better with age. He has now scored 44 goals in all competitions this season, surpassing his best previous total of 32 goals in the 2011/12 and 2020/21 seasons.

He has scored 425 career goals (323 for Real Madrid, 66 for Lyon and 36 for France), which makes him the highest French goalscorer in history, surpassing Thierry Henry's total of 411.

Benzema is on his way to 400 goals

It took Benzema five years and five months from his debut in 2009 to score his 100th Real Madrid goal, which came against Real Betis in January 2014.

He doubled that total on November 7, 2018 against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.

It took him three years and two months to reach 300 goals with his brace against Valencia on January 8, 2021, and he is now eyeing his next century.

Historic appearance record

Aside from his extraordinary goalscoring feats, he reached 603 appearances for Real Madrid against Levante.

He surpassed Fernando Hierro's total of 601 appearances against Manchester City and is now sixth on the list of all-time appearances for Real Madrid.

The Frenchman is behind Santillana (645), Sergio Ramos (671), Manolo Sanchis (710), Iker Casillas (725) and Raul (741).

He has made 414 LaLiga Santander appearances, 122 in the Champions League, 44 in the Copa del Rey, 11 in the Supercopa de Espana, eight in the Club World Cup and 4 in the Super Cup.

Adblock test (Why?)

No comments

Powered by Blogger.