- Mar 15, 2023
Yes, Karim Benzema left Real Madrid on June 30, 2023. He joined the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on a free transfer. Benzema signed a two-year contract with Al Nassr, with the option of a third year.
Benzema spent 13 seasons at Real Madrid, scoring 323 goals in 612 appearances. He won five Champions League titles, four UEFA Super Cups, four FIFA Club World Cups, two La Liga titles, and two Copa del Rey titles. He was also named the UEFA Best Player in Europe in 2022.
Benzema's departure from Real Madrid is a major loss for the club. He was one of the most important players in the team's recent success. However, Benzema is now 34 years old and may have wanted a new challenge. Al Nassr is a wealthy club that is looking to challenge for the AFC Champions League title. Benzema will be a key player for the club in their quest for success.
Here are some of Benzema's notable achievements during his time at Real Madrid:
- UEFA Best Player in Europe (2022)
- FIFA FIFPro World11 (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
- UEFA Team of the Year (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
- La Liga top scorer (2021–22)
- La Liga Player of the Season (2021–22)
- Real Madrid's top scorer (2009–10, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22)
- Real Madrid's all-time top scorer (323 goals)