Karim Benzema has been named the UEFA Champions League Player of the Season.AFP
Real Madrid star forward Karim Benzema Named 2021/22 UEFA Champions League Player of the Season. The Real Madrid striker won the award after topping the scoring charts with 15 goals and leading his team to a spectacular comeback. The French striker was a charismatic figure for Madrid as he led them to a record 14th European title, and their fifth since joining Lyon in 2009.
Benzema not only scored double figures for Champions League goals in a single season for the first time in his career, but his last 15 also put him at the top of the competition scoring charts.
Notably, ten of those goals came in the combined record knockout stage, which began with a decisive late hat-trick against Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16.
He followed up with another treble to Chelsea and then buried the winner in extra time to knock out the holders in Spain, before scoring three goals against Manchester City in the semi-finals – including extra time. Penalty for dropping the jaw. Returns
Although Benzema did not add to his success in the final, he is now joint third. Robert Lewandowski All-time European Cup goals table.
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