arrived at real Madrid in 2009 with a suitcase full of dreams, with the illusion of engraving his name in the corridors of the Santiago Bernabéu. Fourteen years later, we could say that she has achieved it. Karim Benzema He became a legend who today has had to say goodbye. As Cristiano Ronaldo In his day, the French striker leaves a void in the fan’s heart to start a new stage of his career in Saudi Arabia. After a golden stage, the popular ‘Gato’ leaves as one of the great myths, as reported by the merengue entity.
“Real Madrid and our captain Karim Benzema have agreed to end his brilliant and unforgettable stage as a player for our club. Real Madrid wants to show its gratitude and all its affection for who is already one of our greatest legends”. The white club began the announcement of their captain’s goodbye.
“Karim Benzema arrived at our club in 2009, at just 21 years of age, and he has been a fundamental player in this golden age of our history. During the fourteen seasons in which he has defended our shield and our shirt, he has won 25 titles, a record number for Real Madrid: 5 European Cups, 5 Club World Cups, 4 European Super Cups, 4 Leagues, 3 Copas del Rey and 4 Spanish Super Cups”, He reviewed Real Madrid.
“He is the current Ballon d’Or and UEFA Player of the Year, as well as being included in the FIFA FIFPRO Eleven and winning the 2022 Pichichi Trophy. Awards received after one of the most extraordinary seasons in our history, especially in the Champions League , in which our captain starred in memorable matches that helped Real Madrid win the Fourteenth European Cup in Paris, being the top scorer in this competition with 15 goals”.
Real Madrid highlighted that Karim is leaving as the fifth player who has donned his shirt the most times with 647 games and as the second all-time scorer with 353 goals. Also the club’s second top scorer in both LaLiga and the European Cup, which he stops playing as the fourth goalscorer in the entire Champions League, also fourth in LaLiga history.
“Karim Benzema’s career at Real Madrid has been an example of behavior and professionalism, and has represented the values of our club. He has earned the right to decide his future. Real Madrid fans and all the fans around the world have enjoyed his magical and unique football, which has made him one of the great myths of our club and one of the great legends of world football ”, highlighted the club.
“Real Madrid is and will always be his home, and he wishes him and all his family the best in this new phase of his life”he declared before the announcement of a farewell match at the height of the legend next Tuesday at 12:00 noon at Real Madrid City, accompanied by Karim and his great supporter, President Florentino Pérez.
Fourth drop for 2023-24
Karim Benzema had an agreement with Real Madrid for one more year on his contract and has reached an agreement so that, at the age of 35, he will begin a new phase of his life in Arab football, accepting a proposal that significantly improves his salary. Thus, he became the fourth casualty for 2023-24.
In addition to Benzema, Real Madrid announced last Saturday the departures of Marco Asensio, Mariano Díaz and Eden Hazard. It is not ruled out that the aforementioned players will have minutes this Sunday in the last LaLiga game against Athletic Club at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
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