Karim Benzema Surpasses Raul Gonzalez on Real Madrid’s Scoring Charts

Karim Benzema Surpasses Raul Gonzalez on Real Madrid’s Scoring Charts

Byron Pillay
February 16, 2023 at 10:18 AM
  • Karim Benzema scored a brace against Elche to register his 10th and 11th La Liga goal of the current season
  • French attacker Benzema has now surpassed Raul on Madrid's all-time scoring charts in the league
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player in history who has scored more goals in La Liga for Real Madrid

Karim Benzema can't stop scoring for Real Madrid.

The French attacker grabbed his 10th and 11th goals of the season against Elche and made a little history in the process.

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Karim Benzema has now surpassed Raul on Real Madrid's all-time scoring charts in La Liga. Image: Angel Martinez
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Benzema has now surpassed Raul on the club's all-time goalscoring list in La Liga.

Raul, who was in second, scored 228 goals for the Spanish side while Benzema has now moved up to 230 goals.

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Cristiano leads the way

Only Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 311 times, has more goals for Los Blancos.

Into La Liga's top 5

While Benzema's brace took him into Madrid's second spot, it also saw him enter into the top five of La Liga's all-time goal-scoring charts. Lionel Messi currently leads that pack.

Hunting down Lewandowski's lead

Benzema is also closing down Robert Lewandowski on the La Liga goal-scoring charts. The Barcelona striker has 14 goals while Benzema now has 11.

Benzema: France's most decorated player

Karim Benzema is now the most decorated French player of all time after helping Real Madrid beat Al Hilal in the Club World Cup final on Saturday.

Los Blancos lifted the trophy for a record fifth time with a pulsating 5-3 win over the Saudi Arabian giants in Rabat, Morocco, Sports Brief reported.

Benzema was on target on his return from injury, while Vinicius Junior and Fede Valverde struck twice each in Madrid's spectacular victory over Al Hilal.

Benzema wins 24th Madrid trophy

Karim Benzema has been crucial to Real Madrid's success over the years and he's closing in on more history with the club.

The French attacker is edging closer to becoming the most decorated player in the Spanish giants' history, but one player stands in his way.

With the addition of the FIFA Club World Cup trophy, Benzema has now won 24 trophies with Los Blancos, Sports Brief previously reported.

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