Karim Benzema recibe el Balón de Oro 2022


No surprises! Benzema wins his first Ballon d'Or

Published:17/10/2022 - 21:55h

Updated:17/10/2022 - 22:15h

Karim Benzema has won the 2022 Ballon d'Or. The great season carried out by the Frenchman, who was a figure in the 'double' achieved by Real Madrid, has been rewarded by winning his first award

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All the rumours and predictions have confirmed this Monday 17 October during the gala of the Balloon of Gold celebrated in the Theatre of the Châtelet of Paris, France. Karim Benzema is the new winner of the award after being recognised by diverse journalists along the world like the best player of the season 2021-2022. Of this way, the player of the Real Madrid does with his first Balloon of Gold, the first for a merengue since Luka Modric followed suit in 2018.

And it is that the 'cat' was fundamental in all the attainments that has achieved the square directed by Carlo Ancelotti in this last year futbolístico. The forward was the key piece of the diagram of the white trainer, whose offensive was influenciada largely by the one of Lyon. Thanks to the contribution of the ariete, the vikingos attained to raise his fourteenth Champions League and his thirtieth fifth League, in addition to being the champions of the Supercopa of Spain.

Benzema Was protagonist of all these competitions. In Spain, the international with the French selection consecrated like the maximum goleador of the national competition when annotating 27 targets, in addition to delivering 12 assistances. Same case that in the League of Champions, where his 15 so many turned him into the leader of this rubro. By his part, in the Supercopa celebrated two so many vital, one to the FC Barcelona in 'semis' and another to the Athletic Club in the final.

Like this then , the footballer sees recompensado all the effort made in the last years. With the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo, in Chamartín asked who would be his next figure. When all the 'focus' aimed to Gareth Bleat, Karim took the 'witness' of the Portuguese star and has been the attendant to lead the offensive of the team from 2018. Of this form, his condition of 'star' has confirmed when adding the Balloon of Gold to his vitrina.

The fifth French in attaining it

With his first Balloon of Gold, Karim Benzema joins to the selecta smart of French players that have been recognised with said award. The first of them was Raymond Kopa, the one who achieved it in 1958 when it was player of the Madrid. Almost three decades afterwards, Michel Platini did with the prize in three consecutive years, of 1983 to 1985. In the 90's, Jean-Pierre Papin (1991) and Zinedine Zidane (1998) were the winners. Now, a new footballer Frenchman is laureado 24 years afterwards.

The nominated

In spite of that never there were doubts in this regard of his 'coronation' like Balloon of Gold, Benzema had some hard contricantes in the 'career'. Sadio Mané And Kevin of Bruyne completed the triple of candidates to the prize thanks to his performances in the Liverpool and the City, respectively. In the meantime, Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah finished in the chamber and the fifth place of the votes.

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