🏆 Karim Benzema wins first Ballon d'Or! Plus all other winners! | OneFootball

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Dan Burke·17 October 2022

🏆 Karim Benzema wins first Ballon d'Or! Plus all other winners!

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Karim Benzema has won the Ballon d’Or for 2022.

The 34-year-old Real Madrid striker wins the award for the first time in his career, beating Sadio Mané and Kevin De Bruyne, who finished second and third respectively.


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Benzema played a pivotal role as Los Blancos won the Champions League and the LaLiga title this year, contributing 38 goal involvements for the club in 2022.


Meanwhile, the Ballon d’Or Féminin went to Alexia Putellas, who becomes the first woman to win the award in two successive years after captaining Barcelona to a domestic treble last season.

Barcelona midfielder Gavi claimed the Kopa Trophy for the best player under 21, while Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois won the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper.

Elsewhere, Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski won the Gerd Müller Award for best striker of the year, and Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mané won the inaugural Sócrates Prize for his community work in his native Senegal.

Manchester City won the Club of the Year award for having the most Ballon d’Or nominees this year with six.