Karim Benzema

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French international striker who was handed his senior debut in 2007. He came through the ranks at Lyon, making his first appearance for the club in 2004 before moving to Real Madrid in 2009. He won four top flight titles during his time in France as well as the national cup competition on two occasions. Since moving to Real he has won the La Liga title and the Copa Del Rey twice, as well reaching the 2014 Champions League final.

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The 7 best paid centre-forwards in world football

Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski(C) and Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara (R) vie with Frankfurt's Spanish midfielder Omar Mascarell during the German Cup DFB Pokal...

Putting the ball in the back of the net is often described as the most difficult job in football, and perhaps for that reason, strikers have tended to be the best paid players in the game. Right now, there are just under forty centre-forwards earning £100,000 a week or more.

7 best players snubbed for the 2018 World Cup

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal at John Smith's Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Huddersfield, England.

The article is based on the seven best players left out - not the seven most shocking snubs - and there is a difference. To clarify, players from countries who didn’t qualify or players who are injured and thus unavailable for selection are not included.

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Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski(C) and Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara (R) vie with Frankfurt's Spanish midfielder Omar Mascarell during the German Cup DFB Pokal...

The 7 best paid centre-forwards in world football

Putting the ball in the back of the net is often described as the most difficult job in football, and perhaps for that reason, strikers have tended to be the best paid players in the game. Right now, there are just under forty centre-forwards earning £100,000 a week or more.

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