Goodbye Real Madrid: Karim Benzema joins Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad


06 June, 2023

This is the final year for Benzema in Real Madrid, as Benzema has accepted a two-year contract agreement with Al Ittihad, marking the end of his tenure with Real Madrid. 

In his last LaLiga match at the Bernabeu, Benzema scored a penalty, helping his team  

secure a 1-1 draw against Bilbao. This result ensured that Real Madrid finished in second place in the standings, ahead of their local rivals Atletico Madrid. 

Since joining Real Madrid in 2009 from Olympique Lyonnais, Karim Benzema has emerged as the leading figure in the club's attack, taking on the role as their primary goal-scoring threat following Cristiano Ronaldo's departure for Juventus in 2018. 

Benzema scored over 350 goals for Real Madrid, ranking second on the club's all-time scoring list. He leaves the Spanish capital with an impressive haul of 25 trophies, including five European Cups, four LaLiga titles, and three Copas del Rey.

Produced by Reem Khabbazy