The French striker of Real Madrid was awarded in Paris by Zinedine Zidane.
The reigning French champion will present itself at the World Cup in Qatar, demonstrating the "Golden Ball-2022" of Karim Benzema. As expected, in Paris, the Real Madrid striker will finally be able to lift the trophy presented to him by Zinedine Zidane, the last Frenchman to be crowned before him, a few months after his 1998 World Cup triumph at a sumptuous ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
"I am very proud to receive this award. It is the result of a lot of work, effort, training, but above all, the fulfillment of a dream I had as a child," this also presents the words of the striker, who identified Zidane as his constant example, as well as the Ronaldo Phenomenon. at the award ceremony.
Benzema effectively puts an end to the dominance of the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo duo, which since 2008 was only interrupted in 2018 by another Madridist, the Croatian Luka Modric. And this has caused a certain stir among bookmakers for football betting. The 35-year-old Frenchman in December "blossomed" after leaving. CR7 from Madrid and arrived on the Parisian scene with an unbeatable curriculum: winner of the Champions League and the Spanish League, the League of Nations with the national team, top scorer and best Spanish player, 50 goals in all competitions.
Benzema has already won the UEFA Player of the Year trophy last summer and now, bolstered by the Ballon d'Or, will be ready in Qatar to drag Bleus to a second world championship with which he aims to achieve a finish at the center. presence (now 97) and overturn a nearly six-year suspension after participating, with relative conviction, in a judicial investigation for blackmailing his Valbuena teammate.
Disappointed two years ago by the cancellation of an award due to Covid that he would surely have won, Robert Lewandowski came fourth, behind Sadio Mane, second, and Kevin De Bruyne, third, and should console himself with the Herd Cup. "Mueller", is awarded to the striker who has scored the most goals between the club and the national team, 57 centers. The award "Yashin" was received by Belgian goalkeeper "Real" Thibaut Courtois.
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The women's Ballon d'Or went to Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas, who repeated the title she won last year by beating Arsenal striker Beth Meade, the new European champion with England. Among the other winners, Barcelona's 18-year-old Gavi receives the Copa award for the best young player, while Bayern Munich striker Mane receives the Socrates award, dedicated to the players who are most involved in social and charitable projects.
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