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Benzema now Real Madrid’s third top scorer in history

Karim Benzema continues to write his name in the history books at Real Madrid. After the Frenchman’s spectacular hat-trick against PSG at the Santiago Bernabéu, the striker took his tally to 309 goals in 592 games as a madridista to overtake Alfredo Di Stéfano (308) and become the club’s third all-time top goal-scorer. Next in Benzema’s sights is Raúl, on 323 goals, who is behind Cristiano Ronaldo, on 451.

The striker, who has already netted 30 goals this season, scored his first goal for Real Madrid on matchday three of the 2009/10 LaLiga season against Xerez and he has won absolutely everything at the club. His impressive silverware list includes 20 trophies: four Champions League trophies, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, three LaLiga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies and four Spanish Super Cups.

His 309 goals are spread over six competitions: 212 in LaLiga, 67 in the Champions League, 21 in the Copa del Rey, 3 in the Club World Cup, 5 in the Spanish Super Cup and 1 in the European Super Cup. His best seasonal tally is the 32 goals he scored in 2011/12, followed by the 30 he has netted this season, along with the 30 he also managed in 2020/21 and 2018/19.

Second goal-scoring madridista in the European Cup

Benzema also overtook Raúl as the second Madrid player in terms of goals in the European Cup. Of the 1,009 that our team has amassed in the competition, the Frenchman has racked up 67, while Raúl has 66. 

Ahead of him is Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the only player to have scored more than a hundred goals (105).

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