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Thanks to his brace against Mallorca this Monday in LaLiga, the striker from Real Madrid Karim Benzema He has become the best French goalscorer in history (counting clubs and national team) with 413 goals, two more than the previous record holder, Thierry Henry.

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After Vinicius opened the scoring to a pass from the Frenchman (55), Benzema extended the merengue account by converting a penalty (77) before finishing off with a header to make the final 3-1 against Mallorca on the 28th league match this Monday.

With his hat-trick against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, Benzema He had already surpassed Alfredo Di Stéfano to become the third best scorer in the history of Real Madrid with now 311 goals with the merengue shirt.

He also scored 66 goals while playing for Lyon, and 36 goals for the French team, to which he returned last summer for the European Championship.

A feat that increases its value if you take into account that Benzema He was for a long time in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, who did not take the club’s penalties (long reserved for Cristiano or Sergio Ramos) and who was separated from the French team for more than five years.

Benzema He thus dominates a classification of historical French strikers that includes scorers such as Jean-Pierre Papin (372 goals), Michel Platini (358 goals) or David Trézéguet and Djibril Cissé.

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