Benzema was born in the city of Lyon and began his football career with local club Bron Terraillon. In 1996, he joined the biggest club in the city Olympique Lionnays and, subsequently, came through the club's youth academy. Benzema made his professional debut in the 2004 - 05 season and appeared sporadically in his first three seasons as Lyon won three titles in that span. In the 2007 - 08 season, Benzema became a starter and had a breakthrough year scoring over 30 goals as Lyon won its seventh straight league title. For his performances, he was named the National Union of Professional Fotballer Ligue 1 Player of the Year and named to the organization's Team of the Year. Benzema was also the league´s top scorer corer and given the Bravo Award by Italian magazine Guerin Sportivo. After another season at Lyon, in July 2009, Benzema signed a six-year contract with Spanish outfit Real Madrid. After struggling to establish himself in his debut season with the club, in the ensuing two seasons, Benzema reached prominence scoring 58 goals en-route to helping Real Madrid win the Copa del Rey in 2011 and the 2011 - 12 edition of La Liga. In December 2011, he was named the French Player of the Year for his performances during the calendar year.
Now is a candidated for the gold ball 2011 - 2012 edition.
In my opinion is the best football player in the world.