Official | Karim Benzema leaves Real Madrid

Real Madrid have announced that Karim Benzema is leaving the club.

In a statement on Sunday, Madrid wrote: “Real Madrid C. F. and our captain Karim Benzema have agreed to put an end to his brilliant and unforgettable time as a player at our club.

“Real Madrid would like to show its gratitude and affection to the man who is already one of our greatest legends.

“Karim Benzema joined our club in 2009, at just 21 years of age, and has been a fundamental player in this golden era of our history. During the fourteen seasons in which he has defended our badge 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 Copa del Reys and 4 Spanish Super Cups.”

Benzema has made 647 appearances for Real Madrid and is the club’s second-all-time top scorer with 353 goals. He is also Real Madrid’s second-all-time top scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League.

On Tuesday 6 June, at 12:00 noon, the club will bid farewell to Benzema at Ciudad Real Madrid.

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