Karim Benzema quickly ascended through the youth ranks of French side Lyon, making a name for himself as a clinical finisher. His many talents and goals in Ligue 1 secured him a transfer to mighty Real Madrid back in 2009. He has been at Bernabéu ever since as a reliable striker for ‘Los Blancos’. Karim Benzema doesn’t seem to have a particularly strong side to his game as he excels in almost every attacking discipline. As such, he is both fast, skilful, creative, powerful, hard-working and intelligent.