Who Is Hafid Benzema? Father Of Karim Benzema

by Sushant Sun Sep 25 2022 Updated On Tue Nov 22 2022
Who Is Hafid Benzema? Father Of Karim Benzema

Hafid Benzema is the father of professional football player Karim Benzema

Hafid was born on August 24, 1957, in Tigzirt, Algeria. Currently, he's a resident of France.  

Hafid Benzema attending on a meeting of his son Karim Benzema
Hafid Benzema attending on a meeting of his son Karim Benzema Source: Pinterest

Marital Status of Hafid 

Hafid is married to Wahida Djebbara. They both are citizens of France after migrating from Algeria

Children of Hafid 

Hafid and Wahida Benzema are the parents of eight children. They gave birth to five daughters and three sons. 

Karim was their first son. The name of the other sons is Sabri Benzema, Gressy Benzema, and Farid Benzema

The name of the daughters are Laeticia Benzema, Sofia Benzema, Nafissa Benzema, Lydia Benzema, and Celia Benzema. 

In an interview, Hafid said that he was happier when Karim was born into this world because he was the first son after having his first four daughters. 

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Hafid's Sons
Hafid's Sons Source: Pinterest

How many children are engaged in a Football career?

Three sons are engaged in the path of football; among them, Karim, Gressy Benzema, and Sabri Benzema are the ones. 

Among them, Karim was the one who became a professional football player; the family and the other siblings played in the academy and mostly in futsal matches. 

Wife of Karim 

Karim is married to Cora Gauthier. Cora was not the first girl of Karim, and Karim had a past relationship with another girl. 

Karim and Cora started dating each other in December 2015. They got married in 2016.

Grandchildren of Hafid 

Hafid is a grandparent of two beloved grandchildren named Melia and Ibrahim. 

Melia was the daughter of Karim from his past relationship. The couple gave birth to their son Ibrahim on May 5, 2017. 

Age and Net worth 

The age of Hafid is 65 years old. His net worth is under review. His son Karim's net worth is $120 million. 

He was transferred to Real Madrid on the payment of $40 million in 2009. He earns $500,000 per week wages and $27.4 million per year. 

Introduction of Karim 

Karim was born on 19 December 1987 in Lyon, France. He is a professional football player by profession. 

He plays for the La Liga club Real Madrid and has been serving the club since 2009. He leads the team as a Captain and plays from the position of striker. 

The reason behind serving Real Madrid since 2009

In an interview with Karim from Real Madrid, he said that he's proud of his own career and proud to be able to sign for this club. 

Florentino was the one who introduced him to Real Madrid. 

Winning the Champions League is very different, but we did three times in a row, said Karim. He thinks that they have marked an era at Real Madrid.

He said that he just enjoys in the pitch to score and assist or when he does something for the fans. 

He said that the main reason for staying in real Madrid for him was to make history. 

Ballon D’or is a dream for Karim 

When Karim was interviewed by ESPN FC, he was asked whether Benzema had been dreaming about Ballon d’Or since he was young to win it. 

He said that, yeah, it’s true that he has been dreaming since he was young because it motivates him to reach a maximum level. After all, the Ballon d’Or is only for the best in the world. 

Despite this, making himself on the list of 30 nominees can also be satisfying. 

Ballon d’Or has always been an objective, always in the back of my mind, said Karim.

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