Christian Benteke Biography

( 1990 - )

Facts of Christian Benteke

Date of Birth: 1990, December 3
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Name Christian Benteke Liolo
Famous Name Christian Benteke
Father Jean-Pierre Benteke
Mother Marie-Claire Benteke
Nationality Belgian and Congolese
Ethnicity African
Birth Place Kinshasa, DR Congo
Religion Christian
Currently Working For Crystal Palace and the Belgium national team
Salary £6,480,000
Net Worth £25 million
Weight in KG 83 kg
Affair with Fortune Benteke
Girlfriend Fortune Benteke
Currently Married Yes
Married to Fortune Benteke
Children Jaden and Nylah

Christian Benteke is a Belgian striker currently plays for Belgium national team and Crystal Palace. Benteke has played for many clubs including JS Pierreuse, Standard Liege, Genk, Kortrijk, Mechelen, Aston Villa, Liverpool, etc.

Early Life and Education

Christian Benteke, born on December 3, 1990, in Kinshasa, DR Congo with the birth name Christian Benteke Lilo. Benteke was born to his father, Jen-Pierre, and mother, Marie-Clarie and grew up with his siblings Jonathan Benteke; a footballer and Sara. His brother has played for many clubs such as JS Pierreuse, Standard Liege, Vise, Zulte-Waregem, Crystal Palace, and Omonia.

Christian Benteke's Net Worth

Benteke lives in a luxurious house in Great Britain. His primary source of wealth is soccer. As a Crystal Palace forward, he earns £120,000 as a weekly wage, i.e., a salary of £6,480,000 annually. He spends a reasonable sum of money for his stylish clothing. The current net worth of Benteke is estimated at £25 million, and his market value is around €22.00 million.

Benteke is using the shoe model of "Nike Hypervenom Phantom III DF FG" since July 10, 2017. He often shares his house's pictures on Instagram. Moreover, has uploaded a picture of a fancy car on his official Instagram. He has a black Mercedes Benz Car.

Youth Career

At the beginning of his career, Benteke joined the youth team of JS Pierreuse in 1996 and left the club in 2004. He then joined the "Standard Liege," where he played from 2004-2006. He also spent a year with the youth team of Genk.

Senior Career

Benteke began his professional career with the "Genk" after being promoted from the youth club. For the club, he has scored 1 goals in 10 appearances until 2009. Benteke has then signed a two-year contract with his former club, “Standard Liege” with the transfer fee €150 thousand. He is the member of the team that won "Belgian First Division" (2008-2009).

Loan Season

Christian Benteke sent on loan to Kortrijk for the 2009-2010 season on August 7, 2009, where he scored 14 goals in 34 appearances. He returns to his club after the completion of loan contract on Jun 30, 2010. He then loaned to Mechelen on August 31, 2010, for the 2010-2011 season. He has scored 6 goals in 18 matches for the team before ending the loan contract.

Genk

Benteke rejoined his ex-club, Genk with the transfer fee €1.00 million in 2011. During his career in Genk, he has scored 19 goals in 37 appearances until 2012.

Aston Villa

Christian Benteke signed a four-year contract with the Aston Villa with the transfer fee €8.80 million on August 31, 2012. He spent three seasons with the club (2012-2015) where he scored 42 goals in 89 matches.

During the 2014-2015 season, Benteke received a red card by Neil Swarbrick for attempting a foul against Tottenham Hotspur’s player Ryan Mason.

Liverpool

Benteke joined the English football club, “Liverpool” on July 22, 2015, with the transfer fee €46.50 million and his first match came on August 2 against Swindon Town F.C. Later, he scored his first goal against Bournemouth. He scored 9 goals in 29 games until 2016.

Benteke then completed his four-year contract with "Crystal Palace" with the transfer fee €31.20 million, one of the biggest transfer fee of his career. His first goal came against Middlesbrough on September 10, 2016. So far, he has scored 16 goals in 53 matches. As a successful football player, he has been honored with "Premier League Player of the Month" in April 2015.

International Career

Benteke has played for Belgium U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-21. After five years in the youth team, he was called up to senior team squad in 2010. He was a member of 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup along with Belgium U-17.

Benteke represented Belgium internationally, earning his first cap with the senior team on May 18, 2010, against Bulgaria, a friendly match. Later, his first goal came against the Netherlands and became a starter for Belgium national team.

His teammates during his presence on the Belgian national team were stars like Mousa DembeleYannick Carrasco, and Romelu Lukaku.

Personal Life

Benteke got married to his long-term Partner, girlfriend, Fortune Benteke, in a lavish private ceremony on July 8, 2017. The couple has two children together Jaden and Nylah. The husband and wife are together for a long time, but they didn’t reveal anything about their love affair before married.

Further, they often spotted enjoying their vacation in a beautiful destination like Beverly Hills, California. He has shared numerous picture of his wedding on Instagram. Benteke often captures his children and wife on camera and give updates of his family to his fans through his Instagram.

He is Christian by his religion. Benteke belongs to African ethnicity and holds a Belgian and Congolese nationality. His birth sign is "Sagittarius."



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