Christian Benteke Biography: Age, Height, Achievements, Controversy and Net Worth

Christian Benteke is a Belgian professional Footballer who plays as a Striker for the Premier League Club Crystal Place and the Belgian national team


Christian was born on 3rd December 1990 in Kinshasa the Democratic Republic of the Congo to mother Marie and father Jean. His father was an army officer while mother house taker. They migrated to Belgium after war-like situation started emerging in Congo.

He started his career in professional Football form JS Piereuse in 1996. He remained in the club till 2004 after which he moved to Standard Liegue and Genk.


Benteke married his long-time girlfriend Fortne Benteke on 8th July 2017 in a private ceremony. The couple is blessed with a son


In Genk, he gradually emerged as a potential player and in 2004 was promoted on the senior side of the squad. In 2009 he joined the Belgian Football club Standard Lieg stayed in the club for around two until 2011 during which he assisted the club to conquer the 2008-2009 Belgian First Division title.

In 2012 summer he was signed by Premier League Aston for around seven million euros. He made his debut for Aston Villa in a 2-0 win against Swansea City. He played three seasons for Villa. During the three-season, he played a crucial role in the 2014-15 FA Cup here his team emerged as runner-up losing the final match against Arsenal.

After emerging in the FA Cup of 2015 he moved to Liverpool on 22nd July 2015 on a transfer fee of 32.5 million euros.

He made his debut on 2nd August against Swindon Town in a 2-1 win. He netted his first league goal for the club against the Bournemouth in a 1-0 home win.

He stayed in the club for just one season during which he assisted the team in the Football League Cup and the UEFA Europa League of 2015-16. In both competitions, the team emerged as runner-up.


Benteke has represented his Belgian National team at almost every youth level. He made senior debut against Bulgaria in Brussels after his former coach at Kortrijk Georges Leekens became the national coach.

He also represented his county in 2016 UEFA Euro as well as 2014, 2016 & 2018 FIFA World Cup


Benteke made controversy when he was fined when caught driving his 130,000 million euro Bentley at 89mph on a 40mph driving zone


Club Level

Benteke holds

Standard Liege

  • 2008-09 Belgian First Division title


Benteke is yet to hold any International title


  • 2015 Premier League Player of the Month (April)


Height: 6ft 3in

Weight: 80 Kg

Eye color: Brown

Hair color: Black


Full Name: Christian Benteke

Date of Birth: 3 December 1990

Place of Birth: Zaire

Playing Position: Striker

Nickname: The beast


Relationships: Fortune Benteke

Kids: One

HOBBIES: Playing Football


22 Million Euros



Twitter: @chrisbenteke

Instagram: @christianbenteke


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