Benzema named 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League player of the season
Karim Benzema’s outstanding 2021-2022 season will never go unnoticed. The Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has been named as the Champions League player of the season. France international Benzema , 34, won the UEFA most prestigious trophy for a fifth time as Real beat Liverpool 1-0 in the final.
He scored 15 goals in 12 Champions League games and he is been tipped to win this year’s Ballon d’Or.
Benzema’s team-mate Vinicius Jr, who scored the only goal in the final, has been selected as the tournament’s young player of the season.
The 21-year-old scored four goals and made six assists in the 2021-22 campaign.
The duo are joined in the Champions League team of the season by Real midfielder Luka Modric and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who was man of the match in Paris.
Runners-up Liverpool also have four players included, with defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and midfielder Fabinho featuring.
The team of the season is completed by Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.
👕 UEFA's Technical Observer panel has selected its 2021/22 UEFA Champions League Team of the Season 🙌#UCL pic.twitter.com/I8t9T6uM5R
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) May 31, 2022