Who is Christian Benteke?
Christian Benteke is a professional footballer from Belgium, popular for his “striking” position. He represents the club “Crystal Palace” in the Premier League. Christian is also a member of the national team of “Belgium.” He started his career at the club “Standard Liege.” Christian represented the club in the “2008-2009 Belgian First Division.” He then joined the club “Genk” for the “2009-2010 season.”
Aston Villa signed a contract with Christian for the “2010-2011 season.” It was a deal of £7 million. He succeeded to score 49 goals in a total of 101 matches played. Christian succeeded to score 19 goals in his debut season in the “Premier League.” He was also responsible for taking the team to the “2015 FA Cup Final.” The same year he transferred to “Liverpool.” It was a deal of £32.5 million. Christian spent the season in the “Liverpool.” He succeeded to score ten goals for the club in the season.
|Full Name||Christian Benteke Liolo|
|Date of Birth||3 December 1990|
|Birth Place||Kinshasa, Zaire|
|Profession||Professional Football Player (Striker)|
|Professional Career||2007–2009 Genk|
2009–2011 Standard Liège
2009–2010 → Kortrijk (loan)
2010–2011 → Mechelen (loan)
2012–2015 Aston Villa
2016– Crystal Palace
|Spouse(s)||Fortune Benteke (m. 2017)|
|Net worth||£50 million|
Then, he went back to the “Crystal Palace” for the “2016-2017 season.” Christian has earned 30 caps for “Belgium.” It is the total number of caps he collected since his playing of the match in 2010. Unfortunately, he missed the chance of participating in the “2014 FIFA World Cup” due to injury. He was in the team that reached the “UEFA Euro 2016.” The team succeeded to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.
The birthplace of Christian is Kinshasa. He came into the world on December 3rd, 1990. His family was immigrants. They had to emigrate at the time of the “Mobutu Regime.” The whole family migrated to Liege, Belgium in 1993.
There are not many educational details of Christian available.
Christian used to play for the “JS Pierruse” during his youth days. Then, he moved to the “Standard Liege” and then to “Genk.” Christian returned to the “Standard Liege” in January 2009. He succeeded to score a total of 12 goals in the “2008-2009 Belgian Championship.” The “Wallon Club” had won the tournament. Christian joined the “VK Kortrijk” on August 7, 2009. It was the transfer made on loan. He played with his full potential for the team. Christian succeeded to score 14 goals for the team in the “Belgian Pro League.” He even scored five goals during the “Championship Play-Offs.” It was a great finish for the club in history.
Likewise, he spent the next season in the club “KV Mechelen” on loan. It was a transfer-exchange deal for Aloys Nong. The performance of Christian in the club was comparatively weak than in the other clubs. He only got the chance to appear for 25 matches with a total scoring of only seven goals.
Christian Benteke went back from the “Standard Liege” to “Genk” in August 2011. The transfer fee was not revealed. He succeeded to score 16 goals and 9 assists at the beginning of the “2011-2012 season.” He began the “2012-2013 season” scoring three goals in a total of five league matches. The club Aston Villa offered €6 million in August 2012.
Moreover, Christian Benteke became part of the “Aston Villa” on August 31st, 2012. It was a four-year deal worth £7 million. He played the match for the team against “Swansea City” with a total score of “2-0.” He succeeded to score a goal in the match. Christian also scored the only goal in the match against “Norwich City.” The match ended with a tie score of “1-1.” During the “League Cup”, he scored two goals against ” Swindon Town.” His team won the match with a final score of “3-2.” He succeeded to score a goal in the match against “Reading” on November 27. The goal made the team won the title of “Premier League.”
Christian Benteke also scored the fourth goal in the match against “Norwich City.” His team won the “League Cup” with the final score of “4-1.” He also succeeded to score a goal against “Liverpool” on December 15. His team won the match with a final score of “3-1.” Then, he was not able to score a goal for a long time. He broke the ice of his scoring during a penalty kick against “Swansea City.”
It was the first game of the season in 2013. The match ended with a final score of “2-2.” He scored his 10th goal in a match against “West Midlands” in the season. His team won the match against “Bradford City” in the semifinal of “League Cup.” The final score of the match was “2-1.” His team won the match.
Similarly, his team won the match against “Arsenal” with a total score of “3-1” on August 17, 2013. It was the opening match of the “2013-2014 Premiere League.” Christian suffered from “Rupture of Achilles tendon” on April 3rd, 2014. It was during his training phase. This resulted in having rest for six months and lost his chance to participate in the “2014 FIFA World Cup.”
Christian Benteke signed a contract with “Liverpool” on July 22, 2015. It was a deal of £32.5 million on a long-term basis. He started playing for the team on August 2nd. It was the match against the “Swindon Town.” His team won the match with a final score of “2-1.” Christian joined the “Crystal Palace” on August 20, 2016. It was a four-year contract for £27 million. He has ended a one year contract with the team for the 2020-2021 season.
Christian Benteke tied knots with Fortune Benteke on July 8, 2017.
Christian Benteke is active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “@christianbenteke” on Instagram with 683k followers and “Christian Beneteke” on Twitter with 353.5K followers. His Facebook page “Christian Beneteke” has 868K followers.
Christian Benteke has been active in the sports fraternity for more than five years. He has been part of big tournaments and has scored a lot of goals. His exact net worth figure is not clear. But as per his lifestyle and achievements, he must have a net worth of around £50 million.
The full name of Christian is Christian Benteke Lilo. The current age of Christian is 30. The nationality of Christian is Belgian. He has an attractive height of 6 feet 3 inches along with a complimentary weight of 83 kgs. His ethnicity is black.