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Christian Benteke is a Belgian central striker who plays for Crystal Palace. The towering forward was born in December 1990 and began his career with Genkbefore moving to Standard Liege in 2009. Two years later, Benteke moved back to Genk where he enjoyed a prolific season before joining Aston Villa in 2012.
Benteke was a key figure for Villa during the three years at the club and it eventually earned him a move to Liverpool in July 2015 for around £32million. However, after a single season at Anfield he moved to Crystal Palace in the summer of 2016 fo a club-record £27million with a further £5million in add-ons.