Karim Benzema has been voted UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2021/2022 season at a gala in Istanbul ahead of Thibaut Courtois and Kevin de Bruyne.
In the most beautiful campaign of his career yet, Benzema netted 44 goals in 46 games for Real Madrid. He scored 27 times in LaLiga Santander, two goals in the Supercopa de Espana and 15 times in the Champions League.
Benzema led Real Madrid all the way to the Champions League title, also netting six goals in 10 games for the French national team.
Benzema who was very excited said, “I’m really happy. It’s the first time I’ve won this trophy but for me the most important thing is to win trophies with the team. Mr Ancelotti is the best coach in the world; he gets it right with every player, he gives us confidence and he tells you what to do before every match”.