Karim Benzema awarded UEFA player of the year

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    Karim Benzema is going to receive the Champions League award for best player, in Istanbul, Thursday evening. Thus, marking the beginning of a prize journey that will culminate at the Ballon d’Or in the coming months.

    Both Benzema and Real Madrid are delighted that the Frenchman has been recognized after the team lifted the 14th Champions League trophy last season.

    Both the parties are said to be working on a contract extension as well. Real Madrid is soon to announce an extension until 2024.

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    The club plans to involve Karim Benzema in all activities, and the player feels strong enough to carry on until that time. It is due to his body, his mentality and his complete identification which has earned the player this new contract with Real Madrid.

    About the Player’s UEFA Award

    Real Madrid and French striker Karim Benzema has been named UEFA’s Player of the Year for 2021/22.

    “I’m really happy,” said Benzema as he collected his award. 

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    “It’s the first time I’ve won this trophy but for me the most important thing is to win trophies with the team. Mr Ancelotti is the best coach in the world; he gets it right with every player, he gives us confidence and he tells you what to do before every match.”

    Karim Benzema’s Journey with Real Madrid

    Thirteen years ago, Benzema embarked on a rocky journey, but always had Florentino Pérez as his companion.

    The Real Madrid president boarded a plane to Lyon in hopes of finding a promising footballer and hasn’t left Benzema for a second since. If anyone had truly believed in Karim Benzema and stood by his side, it was none other than the president of Real Madrid.

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    He often stood up for his against the opinions of his coaches, directors and fans. Perez was there for the player during difficult times and always had faith in the France international.

    Benzema has now become a world-class player, sharing the spotlight with the Champions League draw.

    He will be declared to the best player of the 2021/22 Champions League season, with Carlo Ancelotti serving as the best coach of the tournament.

    Soon after collecting the mentioned award, Benzema will receive MARCA’s Pichichi award, the Onze Mondial, FIFA’s The Best award and Ballon d’Or prize, which will be presented in Paris on 17 October.

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