Christian Benteke
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Personal information
Full name Christian Benteke Liolo
Date of birth 3 December 1990 (1990-12-03) (age 30)
Place of birth    Kinshasa, Flag of Zaire Zaire
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Flag of England Crystal Palace
Number 17
Youth clubs
1996–2004
2004-2006
2006-2007
Flag of Belgium JS Pierreuse
Flag of Belgium Standard Liège
Flag of Belgium Racing Genk
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2007-2009
2009-2011
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2015
2015-2016
2016–
Flag of Belgium Racing Genk
Flag of Belgium Standard Liège
Flag of BelgiumKortrijk (loan)
Flag of BelgiumMechelen (loan)
Flag of Belgium Racing Genk
Flag of England Aston Villa
Flag of England Liverpool
Flag of England Crystal Palace
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031 0(14)   
National team
2007
2007–2008
2008–2009
2009–2012
2010–
Flag of Belgium Belgium U17
Flag of Belgium Belgium U18
Flag of Belgium Belgium U19
Flag of Belgium Belgium U21
Flag of Belgium Belgium
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Christian Benteke Liolo (born 3 December 1990) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Crystal Palace and the Belgium national team.

He 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 100 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.

Benteke has earned over 20 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.

Club career

Early career

International career

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Career statistics

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Honours

Clubs

Standard Liège

External links

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Crystal Palace F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Butland · 2 Ward · 3 Van Aanholt · 4 Milivojević · 5 Tomkins · 6 Dann · 7 Meyer · 8 Kouyaté · 9 Ayew · 10 Townsend · 11 Zaha · 12 Sakho · 13 Hennessey · 15 Schlupp · 17 Clyne · 18 McArthur · 19 Henderson · 20 Benteke · 21 Wickham · 22 McCarthy · 23 Batshuayi · 24 Cahill · 25 Eze · 27 Mitchell · 31 Guaita · 34 Kelly · 35 Woods · 36 Ferguson · 40 Pierrick · 44 Riedewald ·

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Belgium – UEFA Euro 2016 – Quarter-finals

1. Courtois 2. Alderweireld 3. Vermaelen 4. Nainggolan 5. Vertonghen 6. Witsel 7. De Bruyne 8. Fellaini 9. R. Lukaku 10. Hazard 11. Carrasco 12. Mignolet 13. Gillet 14. Mertens 15. Denayer 16. Meunier 17. Origi 18. Kabasele 19. Dembélé 20. Benteke 21. J. Lukaku 22. Batshuayi 23. Ciman

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