Hafid Benzema is the father of a French Professional footballer Karim Benzema, who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team.
He is married to Wahida Djebbara Benzema. Hafid and Wahida were initially from Algeria but held French nationality.
He is the father of 9 children, 4 of them are boys, and 5 are girls. This might seem outrageous to many.
Bond Between Hafid and his family
Hafid shares a strong bond with his wife and children. Karim is his favorite child among his other children. He said,
"It's true that Benzema was the favorite child because he was the first boy born. My first 3 were girls, and I was excited for a boy, then the fourth was Karim. I was happy".
The footballer also posts his parent's pictures on his social media accounts on special events like Father's Day and Mother's Day.
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Hafid's early life
He was born in Tigzirt, Algeria. Later, he moved to France in his youth. He is a devout follower of Islam.
Although their family resided in a dangerous neighborhood, he was committed to keeping his family away from bad influences.
There is not much information revealed about Hafid's profession.
About his spouse
Hafid's wife was born on August 24, 1957. His wife Wahida's family originated from Oran, and she is proud of her origin.
Her zodiac sign is Virgo. Her real name is Malika Benzema which she later changed to Wahida Djebbara.
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She was born and raised in Lyon. After getting married to Hafid, she gave birth to 9 children.
She turned 63 this year. Hafid and his spouse raised their children in Lyon.
Other Members of Benzema Family
The other members of Benzema family are Sabri Benzema, Da Lakehal Benzema, Gressy Benzema, Lydia Benzema, Farid Benzema, Celia Benzema, Laeticia Benzema, Sofia Benzema, and Nafissa Benzema.
Hafid's sons Gressy and Sabri Benzema are also pursuing their career in football as footballers.
Gressy also plays as a striker, just like his brother, Karim, who tried futsal before starting playing football.
He also had mentioned that his elder brother gives him tips to play football.
Sabri plays for the youth academy of the team in his hometown. His brother Karim always says that he is going to be a better player than Karim himself.
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About his famous son
Karim Benzema is a well-known soccer player in Europe. In 2004, he started his professional career with the French club Lyon.
But he became an actual footballer only after joining Real Madrid in 2009.
Karim won dozens of trophies, including two Copas del Rey, three La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League crowns, and four FIFA Club World Cups.
The athlete competed for France in the 2008 and 2012 Euros and the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
He was also selected for the National Union of Professional Footballers player of the year's Team.
When Benzema moved for Real Madrid for €35 million in 2009, he set a new French record for an association football transfer.
When he was eight years old, he began his football career with Bron Terraillon SC, his hometown club.
When he scored two goals in an under-10 match against the Lyon youth academy, his friends started calling him Coco.
After the win, he started getting attention from a lot of big clubs in the country.
Karim is married to Cora Gauthier. She is a model and social media influencer by profession.
Still married to his wife
There isn't information about how Hafid and his spouse met. But, according to the sources, they are still married to each other and living their lives happily.
They are often spotted on Karim's Instagram pictures celebrating birthdays and other special events.
The net worth of Hafid is not made public. Following is the net worth of his son.
- Hafid's age is not revealed yet, but Karim is 33 years old.
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