Ballon d’Or 2022: Benzema announced winner ahead of Mane, De Bruyne
Real Madrid captain, Karim Benzema, has won this year’s Ballon d’Or award.
The Frenchman has won it after a spectacular season up-front for Real Madrid, spearheading their attack as they won LaLiga and the Champions League in 2022.
Benzema was also crowned as the Champions League top scorer, La Liga top scorer and UEFA Player of the Year.
The award was presented by former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France.
Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane came second behind Benzema.
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne came third and Robert Lewandowski came fourth.