Karim Benzema has been named Ballon d’Or winner for 2022, with the Real Madrid striker continuing his impressive run this calendar year.

The France international had a remarkable 2021-22 campaign at Santiago Bernabeu, with an incredible 44-goal haul helping Los Blancos to La Liga and Champions League titles.

The 34-year-old found the target on 27 occasions in the Spanish top flight last season and 15 times in European competition.

Sadio Mane was named the first runner-up while Manchester City midfielder Kevin DeBruyne came third.

Karim Benzema is the fifth French football player to win the Ballon d’Or 🇫🇷




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