Karim Benyamina

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Karim Benyamina
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Personal information
Date of birth (1981-12-18) 18 December 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Dresden, East Germany
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
MC El Eulma
Youth career
1992–1996 MSV Normannia 08
1996–2006 1. FC Lübars
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Berlin AK 07 30 (4)
2001–2004 Reinickendorfer Füchse 92 (34)
2004–2005 SV Babelsberg 03 33 (18)
2005–2011 1. FC Union Berlin 190 (62)
2011–2012 FSV Frankfurt 21 (3)
2012–2013 Karlsruher SC 13 (0)
2014– MC El Eulma 0 (0)
National team
2010– Algeria 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:32, 15 September 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Karim Benyamina (Ar: كريم بن يمينة) (born 18 December 1981) is an Algerian international footballer. He currently plays as a forward for MC El Eulma.

Career[edit]

Union Berlin[edit]

On 26 September 2009, Benyamina scored a goal in a league game against Rot Weiss Ahlen becoming the top scorer in the history of 1. FC Union Berlin with 78 goals in 161 matches in all competitions.[1][2]

On 7 April 2011, Benyamina announced that he would be leaving Union Berlin at the end of the seasons, after being at the club for six years.[3] He is the all-time top scorer in the club's history with 87 goals in all competitions, with his number 22 jersey retired until someone breaks his goal scoring record.[4]

FSV Frankfurt[edit]

On 27 May 2011, Benyamina signed a two year contract with FSV Frankfurt.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Total
2004–05 SV Babelsberg 03 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 16 12 0 0 0 0 16 12
2005–06 1. FC Union Berlin 24 10 0 0 0 0 24 10
2006–07 Regionalliga Nord 35 11 0 0 0 0 35 11
2007–08 35 7 1 0 0 0 36 7
2008–09 3. Liga 32 16 0 0 0 0 32 16
2009–10 2. Bundesliga 28 6 1 0 0 0 29 6
2010–11 30 7 1 0 0 0 31 7
2011–12 FSV Frankfurt 21 3 2 2 0 0 23 5
2012–13 Karlsruher SC 3. Liga 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2013–14 2. Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Germany 234 72 5 2 0 0 239 74
Career total 234 72 5 2 0 0 239 74

International career[edit]

On 30 October 2010, Benyamina was called up to the Algerian National Team by head coach Abdelhak Benchikha for a friendly against Luxembourg.[6] On 17 November 2010, Benyamina made his debut for Algeria as a starter against Luxembourg before being subbed off in the 80th minute.[7] In doing so, he became the first German-born player to play for Algeria.

Personal[edit]

Karim's younger brother Soufian is also a professional footballer, currently playing for VfB Stuttgart II.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vollrath, Klaus-Dieter (26 September 2009). "Aufsteiger Union feiert „Big Ben“" (in German). bild.de. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Verts d'Europe : Benyamina dans l'histoire de l'Union" (in French). dzfoot.com. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Verts : Karim Benyamina quittera l'Union Berlin" (in French). dzfoot.com. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Verts : Un 87e but pour Benyamina avec l'Union" (in French). dzfoot.com. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Karim Benyamina wechselt für zwei Jahre zum FSV Frankfurt" (in German). fsv-frankfurt.de. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Liste des joueurs retenus pour Luxembourg- Algérie" (in French). faf.dz. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Luxembourg 0–0 Algérie" (in French). dzfoot.com. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Zippel, Tino (11 June 2010). "Soufian Benyamina wechselt zum VfB Stuttgart" (in German). otz.de. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 

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