This Wednesday, Karim Benzema was voted best player of the season in La Liga for the second time in his career.
On October 17, Karim Benzema could become the 5th French player in history to win the Ballon d’Or. Author of an extraordinary season with the Real Madridthe French international (97 caps, 37 goals) was the main architect of the Merengues’ success in La Liga and the Champions League with 44 goals and 15 assists in 46 matches in all competitions.
🤩 The great protagonist of the Gala, @Benzema, collects his third award. The top scorer in the last league. The Pichichi Award ⚽️. And he is not satisfied with this 😎 https://t.co/vwkbXwbGjh#PremiosMARCA22 con @HyundaiEsp pic.twitter.com/08vs0oW81o
— MARCA (@marca) September 28, 2022
Ultra favorite among the 30 nominees, it seems almost unthinkable that he will not win the award this year. Elected UEFA player of the year in August, the former Lyonnais received a new award on Wednesday, and there too, it was difficult to see another player winning it. For the second time in his career (after 2020), the 34-year-old striker received the Alfredo Di Stefano trophy for the best player in La Liga 2021-2022, awarded by Brand since the 2007-2008 season. With 27 goals and 12 assists, he was one of Real’s major assets in the conquest of their 35th Spanish championship.
He therefore succeeds Luis Suarez and becomes the 3rd most successful player behind Lionel Messi (7) and Cristiano Ronaldo (4).