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Christian Benteke
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Benteke playing for Belgium in 2017
Personal information
Full name Christian Benteke Liolo
Date of birth 3 December 1990 (1990-12-03) (age 30)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.90 m
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Crystal Palace
Number 20
Youth career
1996–2004 JS Pierreuse
2004–2006 Standard Liège
2006–2007 Genk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Genk 10 (1)
2009–2011 Standard Liège 18 (3)
2009–2010 → Kortrijk (loan) 34 (14)
2010–2011 → Mechelen (loan) 18 (6)
2011–2012 Genk 37 (19)
2012–2015 Aston Villa 89 (42)
2015–2016 Liverpool 29 (9)
2016– Crystal Palace 137 (31)
National team
2007 Belgium U17 18 (6)
2007–2008 Belgium U18 7 (3)
2008–2009 Belgium U19 10 (10)
2009–2012 Belgium U21 9 (4)
2010– Belgium 40 (16)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:58, 19 May 2021 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:50, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

Christian Benteke Liolo (born 3 December 1990) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Crystal Palace and the Belgium national team.

Benteke began his career at Standard Liège, playing a part in their 2008–09 Belgian First Division triumph. Following a season at Genk he was signed for £7 million by Aston Villa. He scored 49 goals in 101 matches for Villa across all competitions, including 19 Premier League goals in his debut season and helping them to the 2015 FA Cup Final, before transferring to Liverpool in 2015 for £32.5 million. He spent a single season at Liverpool, scoring a total of ten goals, before being transferred to Crystal Palace at the start of the 2016–17 season.

Benteke has earned forty caps for Belgium since making his debut in 2010. He missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup through injury, but was part of their team that reached the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2016, also featuring at Euro 2020.

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