Failing to score, Sunday, during the victory of Real Madrid on the lawn of Athletic Bilbao, Karim Benzema is a little more entered in the annals of French football.
Yes Karim Benzema remained silent, Sunday, facing theAthletic bilbao. The real Madrid nonetheless achieved a crucial success in the Basque Country, the Merengue, winners 1-0 at San Mames, thus remaining in contact with theAtletico Madrid before the last day of La Liga, next weekend. This victory also allowed the Frenchman to set a new record.
The Madrid striker has indeed recorded in Bilbao his 514e career victory. Nothing less than the highest total for a French player. With 514 successes, the former Lyonnais surpassed Thierry Henry, whose counter had stopped at 513 victories. And the performance of the No. 9 Madrid is all the more impressive as he has signed his 514 victories in just 787 matches against 917 games for the former Gunner.
Note that Didier Deschamps, considered one of the most beautiful winning machines in French football, does not appear in the Top 10 of the most victorious French players. Behind Karim Benzema and Thierry Henry, Patrice Evra appears on the third step of the podium with 478 victories, Claude Makelele and Lilian Thuram completing the Top 5 with 467 and 457 successes respectively. Follow Robert Pirès (425), Zinedine Zidane (420), Franck Ribéry (416), Marcel Desailly (404) and Hugo Lloris (401).
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