Benzema vs Ronaldo: Fans Pick Star With Greater Legendary Status at Real Madrid

Benzema vs Ronaldo: Fans Pick Star With Greater Legendary Status at Real Madrid

Chukwu Ikechukwu
June 5, 2023 at 8:08 AM
  • Karim Benzema’s departure from Real Madrid has started a new debate among the club’s fans
  • The Frenchman’s legendary status at the club is being compared to that of Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Benzema announced he will leave Real Madrid this summer after 14 years in the Spanish capital

Karim Benzema’s legendary status at Real Madrid is undeniable but is the Frenchman bigger than Cristiano at Los Blancos? Some fans believe so.

The Frenchman leaves Real Madrid having scored a total of 354 goals across all competitions for the Spanish giants, placing him just behind Ronaldo on the club’s all-time scoring chart.

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Karim Benzema was given a befitting farewell by his Real Madrid teammates after his final game for the club. Photo by Quality Sport Images
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According to the Daily Mirror, a Real Madrid fan claims Benzema leaves the club as more of a legend than Ronaldo after 14 years with the 14-time Champions League winners.

"Benzema is a bigger legend at Madrid than Ronaldo. Most decorated Madrid player. Scored hat trick in el Clasico," the fan stated.

The fact is that Benzema won more titles at Real Madrid than Ronaldo, with the Frenchman leaving after winning four La Liga titles and five UEFA Champions League trophies for Los Blancos.

However, the debate over which star is more legendary would be a divisive one.

Ancelotti unhappy with Benzema’s decision

Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti appeared not too pleased with Benzema’s sudden decision to leave Real Madrid this summer after 14 years at the Spanish club, SNL 24 reports.

The Italian appeared taken aback by the French forward’s choice to leave, mainly after it seemed the former Lyon striker would extend his deal with the La Liga giants for another year.

Benzema has been strongly linked with a lucrative offer from Saudi Pro League side, Al-Ittihad, and it is expected the Frenchman will join former teammate, Ronaldo in the Middle East country this summer.

Karim Benzema leaves Real Madrid

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Benzema leaving Real Madrid after 14 years, the Spanish club confirmed on Sunday morning.

The 35-year-old joined Los Blancos from his hometown club of Lyon in 2009 and made 657 appearances, scoring a stellar 353 goals.

Benzema won La Liga on four occasions and lifted the Champions League five times, scoring 30 goals in 42 games this season alone.

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