The French player has been the favourite to win the prestigious award after a stellar campaign with Madrid.

Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema has been named Ballon d’Or winner for 2022, after enjoying an incredible year with the club.

The France International was influential as Madrid won both the Champions League and the La Liga title during the 2021-22 season.

Asides from captaining Los Blancos to glory, Benzema scored a total of 44 goals, with 27 of those goals scored in the Spanish top flight last season which saw him claim the top scorer award.

He also scored 15 times during the Champions League as Madrid went on to claim the title for the fourteenth time in their history.

Benzema becomes the eighth Real Madrid player to win the prestigious award and the first French player to win the award since Zinedine Zidane did so in 1998.

With the award now in the bag, Benzema would be hoping to keep his current form as he enjoys another season with Los Blancos.

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