Benzema named 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League player of the season

Football, Uefa

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.

 

 

 

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