Karim Benzema sees the danger approaching after the white season lived with Real Madrid.
If the debate has been raging for several months about the title of best striker in the history of French football, Thierry Henry must now deal with the competition of Karim Benzema, the attacker of the Real Madrid can boast since 2018 of the status of the most successful French player in history. In 17 professional seasons, the former Lyonnais has indeed accumulated no less than 25 titles. A record on the scale of French football.
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In detail, the native of Bron has in addition to his four Champions League, four Ligue 1, three Liga, a Coupe de France, a Spanish Cup, a Champions Trophy, three Spanish Supercopa, three European Supercup and four Club World Cups. The only pitfall in this extraordinary record is the lack of trophies with the Blues. A lack that KB9 hopes to fill in the coming months during the Euro, the Nations League or the World Cup in Qatar.
Mbappé on Zidane’s heels
The status of Karim Benzema is nonetheless the most fragile. Blame it on Kingsley Coman, who never stop stacking trophies with Bayern Munich. The harvest is certainly less impressive than in 2020 but thanks to the coronation of the Bavarian giant in the Bundesliga, the former Turinese won his 23rd career trophy. Enough to make him the second most successful player in the history of French football, tied with Franck Ribery. And this at only 25 years old, the Parisian by birth still not having known the slightest white season after nine years in the pros.
Note that only three other Tricolores appear in more than 20 titles: Bixente Lizarazu and Blaise Matuidi who are at the foot of the podium with 22 trophies and Patrice Évra, 21 career coronations. Patrick Vieira follows with 19 titles while they are four to complete the Top 10 with 18 trophies: Thierry Henry, Willy Sagnol and two active players, Raphaël Varane and Adrien Rabiot. Finally, at 22, Kylian Mbappé can already boast of a good harvest with already 11 trophies. It is only one less than Zinedine Zidane, the player.
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