Birth Name: Karim Mostafa Benzema
Place of Birth: Lyon, France
Date of Birth: 19 December, 1987
Ethnicity: Algerian [including Kabyle Berber]
Karim Benzema is a French professional footballer. He plays as a striker for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team.
Karim’s father, Hafid Benzema, was born in the village Tighzert, located in the northern town, Aït Djellil, in Kabylie, Algeria. Karim’s mother, Wahida Djebbara, was born and raised in Lyon; her family originated from Oran. Karim grew up in Bron, an eastern suburb of Lyon. His younger brothers, Gressy and Sabri, are also footballers.
Karim has two children.
A practicing Muslim, Karim observes fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Karim’s paternal grandfather was named Da Lakehal Benzema. He lived in Tighzert, settling in Lyon in the 1950s.
I was surprised that he’s full Algerian/Berber, as they tend to have “African” features (darker skin, wider nose).
Initially, I thought he was Turkish or Lebanese because he seems paler.
He is so hot and incredibly good-looking. Why is Ronaldo a sex symbol and not him?
Bulls***, berbers are completly caucasian and this guy looks like a textbook berber.Everythink in his facial features are berber.Only 10% of north africans are black or mixed with black.AND LOL “””I was surprised that he’s full Algerian/Berber, as they tend to have “African” features (darker skin, wider nose). “”” No they DON’T tend to have african features, it’s quite the other way around, algerians/berbers are very light compared to the average middle eastern.So get your facts straight.
Well, they vary. I have seen African looking ones with curlier hair and broader noses. And also fair skinned ones with chestnut hair and coloured eyes.
They have had European admixture, from Italian and French to even German. So that’s why they are “very light compared to the average Middle East”.
Yes, some berbers do have French or Italian admixture due to historical colonization, but the majority of them don’t have any French or Italian admixture. However, Kabyle berbers have Eurasian origins:
Genetics is very clear. Kabyle berbers are Caucasian… and Benzema is not an exception. Plus, “African” is not a race. Even the US census separates North Africans from Sub-Saharan Africans into separate racial categories: