Real Madrid announce Ballon d’Or winner Benzema’s departure at the end of the season

French striker Karim Benzema will leave Spanish football club Real Madrid at the end of the season. This follows from a press release published on site FC.

Real Madrid and captain Karim Benzema have agreed to end his brilliant and unforgettable period as a club player. Real Madrid expresses its gratitude to someone who is already one of our greatest legends.” noted in the message.

The press service also reported that on June 6, a solemn ceremony of seeing off Benzema will take place in the presence of club president Florentino Perez.

Benzema, 35, has been with the Spanish club since 2009. In its composition, the Frenchman became a five-time winner of the Champions League and the Club World Cup, a four-time champion of Spain and the owner of the UEFA Super Cup. Benzema has won the Spanish Cup and Super Cup three times with Real Madrid, and last year the striker won the Ballon d’Or. Before Real Madrid, the athlete played for Lyon.


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