The president of Real Madrid gave him a historic shirt
Real Madrid won its fifth European Super Cup last night and, at the same time, Karim Benzema beat a legend like Raúl González Blanco. The Frenchman is already the second highest scorer in the history of the white club with 324 goals.
Once the meeting was over, and on the way back to Spain, Florentino Pérez gave him a very special gift. It was a shirt in which his name appears and the number ‘324’, referring to all the goals he has scored for Real Madrid.
He now only sees Cristiano Ronaldo (450) ahead of him and has left Raúl (323), Di Stéfano (308), Santillana (290), Puskas (242), Hugo Sánchez (208) and Paco Gento (182) behind. ). Authentic legends of Real Madrid, whom he now observes from the rearview mirror.
Florentino Pérez was his great supporter from day one. He showed up at his house more than a decade ago to convince him to sign for Real Madrid. He then he was a young promise of Olympique de Lyon, with just 21 years. Hence, he is happy to see him succeed and break all records.
veteran and captain
He is the player who has been in the squad the longest (since 2009-10). He accumulates 23 titles in his record, the same as Gento, and is only 2 away from equaling Marcelo. The Benzema thing is from another planet and he has the rope for a while. In October, as if that were not enough, he will enter the select list of players with a Ballon d’Or.
Benzema has earned the admiration of all sports lovers. His name has reserved a brilliant space in the history of Real Madrid. Florentino was right: “We have to sign this boy.” 12 years later he is number one in the world -by far- and the second top scorer in the history of the entity.