Ballon d’Or 2022: Karim Benzema with out shock
Karim Benzema (34) was unsurprisingly voted Ballon d’Or for the 2021/22 season. The French striker of Actual Madrid was one of many nice architects of the victory within the Champions League.
The Frenchman, who succeeds Lionel Messi (PSG), was the highest scorer within the competitors with 15 targets, together with two hat-tricks in opposition to PSG and Chelsea. He was additionally La Liga’s only participant, scoring 27 targets, contributing to Actual’s home title.
Within the ultimate rating in line with the votes of 100 specialised journalists from 100 completely different nations, Karim Benzema preceded the Senegalese Sadio Mané (Bayern Munich) and the Belgian Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester Metropolis).
The Belgian Thibaut Courtois, decisive through the success within the Champions League of Actual Madrid, particularly within the ultimate in opposition to Liverpool, in the meantime logically gained the Yachine trophy honoring the perfect goalkeeper. He additionally completed seventh general.
The Gerd Müller trophy, which rewards the highest scorer, went to Pole Robert Lewandowski, who left Bayern Munich this summer season for Barcelona. He scored 57 targets in 56 appearances in all competitions final season. ‘Lewy’ had overwhelmed Müller, who died in August 2021 aged 75, the goalscoring file in a Bundesliga season by scoring 41 instances in 2020/21.
On the ladies’s aspect, the fourth Ballon d’Or in historical past topped the Spaniard Alexia Putellas (Barcelona) for the second consecutive yr. Injured, she missed the Euro in England this summer season. She was forward within the standings of two English winners of the competitors, particularly Beth Mead and Sam Kerr.
The Kopa trophy for the perfect teen went to Gavi (18), the FC Barcelona midfielder. He succeeds his teammate and compatriot Pedri on the checklist.
Mané’s dedication rewarded
That of the Socrates prize, rewarding those that have interaction in social and charitable tasks, was awarded to Sadio Mané, the Bayern Munich striker and former Liverpool participant. The Senegalese does loads for humanitarian and social support in his nation.
He was rewarded for his funding within the growth of his native village of Bambali, within the south of Senegal, the place he notably inspired equal entry for girls and boys to the observe of soccer. Mané has additionally financed a hospital there and promised to equip the soccer area of this village of Casamance with an artificial garden.
Manchester Metropolis has lastly been named membership of the yr forward of Liverpool and Actual Madrid.
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