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Karim Benzema Wins 66th Ballon d’Or Award 2022

Karim Benzema Wins 66th Ballon d’Or Award 2022

Karim Benzema Wins 66th Ballon d’Or Award 2022

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The forward’s first career Ballon d’Or would be this one. The 34-year-old finished today ahead of Robert Lewandowski, Kevin De Bruyne, and Sadio Mane despite never placing inside the top three in prior seasons.

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At the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane gave the prize.

Karim Benzema Wins 66th Ballon d’Or Award 2022

The striker begins to offer words of thanks and cites Zizou and Ronaldo as inspirations.

Benzema was the top scorer in Spain’s La Liga and the UEFA Champions League in the 2021/22 season, as Real Madrid won both competitions.

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A total of 12 of the last 13 winners have been named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, interrupted the hegemony in 2018.

This year Messi did not make the cut for the finalists, though Ronaldo did. Messi has won it a record seven times, while Ronaldo has claimed five.


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