Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Christian Benteke recent Net worth?
$58 million

Who is Christian Benteke?

Christian Benteke is a Belgian footballer who currently plays a striker for Crystal Palace in the Premier League and for the Belgium national team. He began his football career at JS Pierreuse’s youth club before moving on to Standard Liege and Genk. Kortrijk, Machelen, Aston Villa, and Liverpool are among his previous clubs. He has represented Belgium in several age groups on the international stage. At the 2007 FIFA U17 World Cup in South Korea, he was a part of the Belgian U17 team. He’s also been a member of the senior national squad.

Benteke was born on December 3, 1990. Christian Benteke Liolo is his given name. Kinshasa, Zaire, is where he was born. During the Mobutu administration, he and his family moved to Liege, Belgium, where they settled in 1993. He grew up alongside his sister, Sara, and younger brother, Jonathan, who is also a player, as one of the three children of Jean-Pierre and Marie-Claire Benteke. He is a Belgian, a Zairian, and a Congolese citizen. He is a member of the African ethnic group. Christianity is his religion. Sagittarius is his zodiac sign.

Benteke is a married man, according to his personal life. On July 8, 2017, he married Fortune Benteke, his long-term lover and girlfriend, in a magnificent private wedding. Jaden and Nylah are the couple’s two children. The couple had been together for a long time, but they kept their love affair a secret until they married. They are now happily married and living their lives together.

Benteke makes a living as a professional football player. Contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements are all sources of money for him. Christian Benteke, a Crystal Palace defender, makes £120,000 per week and £6,240,000 per year. Christian Benteke has an estimated net worth of £46,696,000 pounds. His current deal runs out on June 30, 2023.

Benteke is 1.90 meters tall, or 6 feet 3 inches tall. He is 83 kilograms in weight. He has a muscular physique. His hair and eyes are also black. He has a straight sexual orientation. He has 679k Instagram followers and 347.9k Twitter followers.

The Career of Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke Crystal Palace

Player: Christian Benteke Crystal Palace (Source: South London Press)

He began his football career at JS Pierreuse’s youth club before moving on to Standard Liege and Genk. He returned to Standard Liege in January 2009, scoring three goals in 12 games as the Walloon club won the Belgian championship in 2008-09.

He signed a season-long loan with KV Kortrijk on 7 August 2009, scoring 14 goals in the Belgian Pro League, including five goals in the Championship play-offs, as the club achieved its best-ever result.

He spent the 2010-11 season on loan at KV Mechelen, where he scored seven goals in 25 games. He returned to Genk from Standard in August 2011 for an undisclosed amount, scoring 16 goals and adding nine assists in 20 starts during the 2011-12 season.

He signed a four-year contract with Premier League team Aston Villa on August 31, 2012, for a cost of roughly £7 million. He made his Aston Villa debut in a 2-0 win over Swansea City on September 15, 2012, after coming on as a replacement for Austrian attacker Andreas Weimann. After an outstanding rookie season, he was nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award but came in second to eventual double award winner Gareth Bale.

In a 6-1 thumping of Sunderland on April 29, he scored his first hat-trick for Aston Villa. He was named the Premier League Player of the Month for April in 2015. From 2012 to 2015, he made 89 appearances for Aston Villa, scoring 42 goals in all competitions.

Liverpool acquired the Belgian hitman’s services on July 22, 2015, after meeting his £32.5 million release clause. On August 2, 2015, he made his Liverpool debut in a pre-season friendly against Swindon Town, scoring a volley to put Liverpool ahead, and they went on to win 2-1. He made his competitive debut on August 9th, starting in a 0-1 win over Stoke City. He scored his first league goal for Liverpool in a 1-0 home triumph over newly-promoted Bournemouth eight days later.

He was selected captain for Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round clash against Exeter City at St James Park on January 8, 2016. Jurgen Klopp was unable to secure a starting berth at Liverpool after taking over as manager from Brendan Rodgers. As a result, his time at Liverpool came to an end after 42 matches and ten goals.

He signed a four-year contract with Crystal Palace on August 20, 2016, for a cost of £27 million. In a 1-2 victory over Middlesbrough on September 10, 2016, he scored his first goal for Palace. He commemorated his return to Anfield, the home of his former team Liverpool, with two goals in a 2-1 victory on April 23, 2017. At 15 league goals and 17 overall, he concluded his first season with Palace as the club’s leading scorer.

The striker’s 2017-2018 season was a complete disaster, as he only scored three goals in 30 appearances. He scored once in 19 appearances in all competitions during an injury-plagued 2018-19 season, and he has not scored since October of the following season. Despite his poor play, he signed a contract extension in the same month, keeping him at Crystal Palace until the end of the 2020-21 season.

Benteke scored a goal against his previous club Aston Villa on May 16, 2021, as Palace recovered from behind twice to win 3–2. It was Benteke’s 31st Premier League-headed goal, putting him in a tie with Tim Cahill for 10th all-time. Benteke scored in four consecutive Premier League games for the first time in over eight years with a goal against Arsenal in Palace’s following encounter. Benteke’s contract was extended until the end of the 2022–23 season in June 2021.

At various ages, he has represented Belgium. He scored one goal in three appearances for the Belgium U17 team at the 2007 FIFA U17 World Cup in South Korea.

In a friendly match against Bulgaria on May 19, 2010, he made his senior debut for the Belgian national team. He scored his first goal in a 4-2 win over the Netherlands on August 15, 2012. During qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he scored two goals in seven games but was forced to withdraw due to a ruptured Achilles tendon.

He was a member of the side that qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 quarter-finals. He broke Davide Gualtieri’s 23-year-old record for the fastest goal in a FIFA World Cup competition on October 10, 2016, when he scored in just 8.1 seconds in a match against Gibraltar in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, shattering the previous mark of Davide Gualtieri. He added two more goals to clinch his first hat-trick for his country.

Despite being named in the preliminary squad, he was left out of Belgium’s final 23-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Benteke was included to the final 26-man team for the rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 on May 17, 2021.

Awards, Titles, and Achievements

Christian Benteke Belgium

Player: Christian Benteke Belgium (source: South London Press)

Bentenke has won several titles and an individual award in his career.

Standard Liège

  • Belgian First Division: 2008–09

Aston Villa

  • FA Cup runner-up: 2014–15


  • Football League Cup runner-up: 2015–16
  • UEFA Europa League runner-up: 2015–16


  • Premier League Player of the Month: April 2015
Below is the chart showing the comparison of Christian Benteke's goals with other Forward players. The selected players for comparison include Paulo Dybala, Kevin De Bruyne.