For the “New York Times”, Karim Benzema is the last of the Real Madrid Galactics

The Spanish club won on July 16 its 34e title of champion of Spain, in particular thanks to an iron defense. For the American daily, the star of Benzema, “pillar” of a team where he has played for eleven years, has finally shone.

During the eleven years of Karim Benzema’s presence at Real Madrid, which won his 34th Spanish championship on July 16, the French striker has long rubbed shoulders with players more media than him. More discreet than the Brazilian Kaká, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, the Galois Gareth Bale, the Colombian James Rodriguez or the Belgian Eden Hazard, Benzema is according to the New York Times “The last of the Galactics”, as club president Florentino Perez nicknamed the superstars he recruited.

Benzema “Exceeded them all”, observes the American daily. Kaká left in 2013, after four years troubled by injuries. Ronaldo left in 2018, after being the “Spearhead” four wins in the Champions League in five



With 1,600 journalists, 35 offices abroad, 127 Pulitzer Prizes and some 5 million subscribers in total, The New York Times is by far the country’s leading daily newspaper, in which we can read “all the news that’s fit to print”


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