Benzema looks to emulate Puskas

20 Sep 2021
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Ferenc Puskas is an indisputable legend of Real Madrid and Spanish football in general, even more so considering that he achieved his four Pichichi trophies when he was over 30 years of age, and Karim Benzema is now looking to emulate the Hungarian by finishing as LaLiga Santander’s top scorer in the latter years of his career.

The Hungarian arrived at Real Madrid at 31 years old and with a physique that today would give rise to countless memes on social media.

He was LaLiga’s top scorer at 33, 34, 36 and 37 years old, a quite incredible feat from the Hungarian powerhouse.

With eight-time Pichichi winner Leo Messi now out of the picture, Karim Benzema is looking to take advantage.

The Frenchman came third in the goalscoring charts in 2018/19 and second in the last two seasons.

The Real Madrid striker is now aspiring to win the award at the age of 34, entering the history books alongside Puskas.

Luis Suarez could also manage something historic by winning the Pichichi at 35, but so far he has only one goal to his name while Benzema leads the way with six.

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