The clubs against which Karim Benzema has scored the most goals
One of the best strikers of his generation, Karim Benzema has apparently been around forever.
After making his debut at the age of 17 at Lyon, Benzema won four Ligue 1 titles with his childhood club before joining Real Madrid in 2009.
Since joining Real Madrid he has become the foreign player with the most appearances in club history and one of the top five scorers in club history. Not bad huh?
But against whom has he scored most of his goals? 90 mins take a look …
The Frenchman loves a game against the current champions England. In three appearances, he has scored four times, including the opening of the 2018 Champions League final.
Benzema became the strongest Frenchman in Champions League history when he scored twice against the Cypriots in 2017.
The last few games against the Dutch team haven’t been so much fun for Benzema, but he has managed to score four against them over the years.
Benzema has never scored against Marseille for Real Madrid, but has done so four times for Lyon.
A double in Benzema’s Champions League semi-final second leg saw Real Madrid oust Bayern Munich from the tournament en route to their famous triple peat in 2018.
When Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid all eyes were on Benzema to step up and lead the squad. He did, with that against Celta being one of his best efforts.
Five goals in five matches against the Turkish giants include two accolades – one of which came as recently as 2019 in the Champions League group stages.
During his time in France, Benzema may not have scored a more memorable goal than this one in 2007 against SM Caen. It was one of his four of three starts against them, and he also scored as a substitute in the Cup.
Benzema’s five goals against Girona came in only three of the six games he has played against them, including that brace in 2018 in a 4-1 win.
The first team on this list against which Benzema managed a hat-trick, the honor goes to Auxerre who was hit by a hat-trick in 2010. He also scored twice against them for Lyon in the 07/08 campaign.
A game that Benzema has always enjoyed, he scored in four separate encounters against Sochaux during his time at Lyon.
Benzema’s time in Spain has been littered with inconsistent spells, but he has scored four goals in his last four league appearances against Leganes.
A nice goal in the back heel against Deportivo is the best of his five strikes against the now second-ranked team.
Two of Benzema’s five goals against Valladolid were a memorable 4-1 victory in 2019, as he wore the captain’s armband and coached his side to a comeback victory.
His last league goal against Osasuna came on the last day of the 2012/13 season, but his best was a superb volley from Marco van Basten the previous season.
Real Madrid’s top scorer in the 19/20 season, Benzema’s goal against local rivals Atletico Madrid in February saw Los Blancos claim a La Liga title.
A brace from Benzema on the penultimate day of the 2020 season saw Real Madrid crowned champions, as he scored a penalty again following a Pires / Henry-style mess the first time around.
Another team against which Benzema scored a hat-trick, this one clinched a massive 10-2 victory where the “BBC” strike force scored nine goals between them in 2015.
In 11 games against Eibar, Benzema scored eight goals, but they all came in just five games. He hit a brace three times and also picked up one in the 3-1 win just before the end of 2020.
A fantastic return of eight goals in 12 games, Benzema scored in six straight games against Real Betis between 2013 and 2016.
With one goal in both games of the 2019/20 season, Benzema brought his tally to eight against Real Sociedad as Madrid claimed their 34th Spanish league title.
One of the more aesthetic goals of Benzema’s career came against Espanyol in 2019.
The 33-year-old hasn’t scored in any of his last five games against Getafe, but this sterile run comes after scoring four of three, including the above brace in 2015.
A hat-trick in 2010/11 got him off to a good start against Levante before a somewhat dry spell. But four in their last four games, including the header above, now mean they’re one of Benz’s favorite opponents.
A man for the big occasion, Benzema’s record against Sevilla (one of the best teams in La Liga) is incredibly impressive, with nine goals and ten assists in 24 games.
Nine goals against Barcelona isn’t too bad, eh? Benzema grabbed a brace in 2014 when he was beaten 4-3 in a classic at the Bernabeu and, most often, played at El Clasico.
Ten goals in 12 games against Malaga mean Benzema is consistently a thorn in their side, with his last effort in 2017 before their relegation.
Five goals in their last four appearances against Valencia have really pushed them to the top of this list, with a super double post lockdown in 2020 starting the charge towards the title for Real Madrid.
Benzema’s common favorite opponent in terms of goals scored, Benz managed a hat-trick against Athletic Club in 2019. He added two more to his total as recently as December 2020.
13 goals in 13 games, Benzema has scored in ten of Real Madrid’s last 11 games against Granada. He clinched a brace in their 9-1 victory in April 2015 in a stellar performance.