Best Player in the World
French player Karim Benzema received the 2022 Ballon d'Or, "The Best Player in the World Award for the 2021/2022 season", awarded by the French magazine "France Football" today, Monday.
The seasoned French striker was the favorite to win the coveted trophy at the glitzy Paris Gala, which was hosted at the Théâtre Châteliers in Paris, after leading Real Madrid to another double in La Liga and the Champions League.
The Real Madrid star Karim Benzema was named the winner of the Ballon d'Or ceremony, which took place on Monday evening in the French capital, Paris.
Thibaut Courtois of Real Madrid received the Yashin award for best goalkeeper, and Gavi of Barcelona got the Cuban award for best young player.
For the remaining prizes, Bayern Munich's Senegalese player Sadio Mane won the Socrates Award for his charity and community service activities, while Robert Lewandowski of Barcelona won the Gerd Muller Award for greatest scorer.
What award for the best player went to Barcelona star Alexia Botias, for the second year in a row?
The ranking of the top ten in the Ballon d'Or is as follows:-
1- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
2- Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich)
3- Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
4- Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
5- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
6- Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
7- Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
8- Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid .)
9- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
10. Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
While the Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Manchester United striker, who won the award five times before, came in the 20th place, equaling his worst rating achieved in 2005.
However, Paris Saint-standout Germain's player Lionel Messi, an Argentine who holds the record for most award wins with seven, was dropped from the top 30 players in the world.
The 2022 Ballon d'Or... The world's best club is Manchester City.
The Ballon d'Or gala, which is now taking place in the French capital of Paris and is presented yearly by "France Football" magazine, recognized Manchester City as the finest club in the world.
Under the direction of Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, Manchester City won the English Premier League title last season despite missing the Champions League final.
The world's top goalkeeper is Thibaut Courtois.
French goalkeeper During the Golden Ball ceremony, which is now taking place in the French city of Paris and is awarded yearly by "France Football" magazine, Thibaut Courtois, a Spanish player for Real Madrid, was named the best goalkeeper in 2022.
The most crucial details from the Ballon d'Or party:
The concept of the Ballon d'Or awarding the top players throughout the season was created by sports journalists Gabriel Hanot and Jacquet Ferrand.
In its inaugural year, 1956, Stanley Matthews, an Englishman who played for Blackpool, was the first recipient of the honor.
There have been 65 Ballon d'Or awards given out to date; the most recent was given to Lionel Messi of Argentina in 2021.
Messi is regarded as having won the award the most (7 times), winning it four years in a row from 2009 to 2012, an accomplishment that has never happened before. The first time he won it was in 2009, and the final time will be in 2021.
The prize for winning is 20,000 euros, and the worth of the golden ball is around 3,000 euros. The ball measures 31 cm high, 12 kg in weight, 22 cm in diameter, and 23 cm in width.
Since 1956, the Ballon d'Or has been given yearly by France Football magazine, with the exception of 2020, to the player judged by journalists to be the best in the world.
The three players who have won the Ballon d'Or three times are Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff, and Marco van Basten. The Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award five times, is in second position on the list of the most decorated winners.