|Karim Benzema has been named the 2022 best player of the year, beating Sadio Mane and Kevin De Bruyne to the Ballon d'Or. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
Real Madrid and France international, Karim Benzema has been named the Ballon d’Or winner for 2022 at a lively and lavish event in France on Monday.
Benzema led Real Madrid to the 2022 Champions League title as well as a league triumph over a resurgent Barcelona, scoring tons of goals and also marking a return to the national team after a few years’ hiatus.
Benzema beats Bayern Munich and Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Manchester City and Belgium midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne to the award that was co-hosted by former Chelsea danger man Didier Drogba.