Benzema, the best football player in the world 2021/22

24 Oct 2022Football
Benzema, the best football player in the world 2021/22

The ‘Ballon d’Or’ award 21/22 – “Benzema is a combination of Ronaldo and Zidane”. Beautiful words about the Frenchman 

the winner of the Ballon d’Or


Karim Benzema has been voted the world’s best football player of the 2021/22 season. The Frenchman was the unquestionable leader of Real Madrid, who won the Champions League final and La Liga last season.

He came in at a much-needed time following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018. And he also took on the helm of Madrid after the former captain, Sergio Ramos moved to PSG. He is one of the reasons that Real Madrid is considered a powerhouse now.


A great supporter of the striker’s abilities is the Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez. He couldn’t hide his joy after Karim won the Ballon d’Or award. The Real Madrid president spoke warmly about the Ballon d’Or winner in an interview with the Spanish Tv channel ‘El Chiringuito’:


“I am delighted that Karim Benzema is at last rightly recognized as the best football player in the world. He’s earned it for many years. He’s been the best player for the past 3-4 years. He got the award a bit late, but he got it,” – he said.


“Karim is a combination of Ronaldo Nazario and Zidane. He is the ‘number nine’ who does the job of both of them at the same time. He moves the attack like Zidane and strikes like Ronaldo. He evolved over the years and took over the team’s leadership after Cristiano left. Today he got the prize he deserved”.


Benzema and his rivals to the ‘Ballon d’Or


Benzema, the pride of Real Madrid today, played 56 games in the 2021/2022 season. He scored a whopping 50 goals and recorded 16 assists. His outstanding efforts have helped Real Madrid win the Champions League final and the Spanish La Liga. The statistics speak for themselves for the 34-year-old, who is now officially recognized to be the Ballon d’Or winner.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid


Robert Lewandowski was, of course,  his biggest rival for the ‘Ballon d’Or trophy. He came second last year, slightly behind Lionel Messi. At the beginning of the season, it seemed that Lewy would finally grab the prize this time.

He started very well with Bayern Munich and hunted for more records in the Bundesliga. The first part of the season with Bayern Munich belonged to him. It is in the second half that Benzema jumped to a cosmic level when it mattered most.

In the end, Robert Lewandowski took fourth place. Sadio Mane and Kevin de Bruyne also beat the polish player.


Cristiano Ronaldo took an exceptionally distant 20th place. The Portuguese has not been this low since 2005. The tenth place went to Erling Haaland, who was plagued by injuries in the 2021/2022 Champions League season. If he doesn’t struggle with injuries in the current one, he will undoubtedly be much higher next year – even though his team will not appear at the World Cup in Qatar.


The list of the best football players in the world 2021/22 season


  1. Karim Benzema
  2. Sadio Mane
  3. Kevin de Bruyne
  4. Robert Lewandowski
  5. Mohamed Salah
  6. Kylian Mbappe
  7. Thibaut Courtois
  8. Vinicius Junior
  9. Luka Modrić
  10. Erling Haaland
  11. Heung-Min Son
  12. Riyad Mahrez
  13. Sebastien Haller
  14. Rafael Leao, Fabinho
  15. Virgil van Dijk
  16. Luis Diaz, Dusan Vlahović, Casemiro
  17. Cristiano Ronaldo
  18. Harry Kane
  19. Bernardo Silva, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Phil Foden
  20. Darwin Nunez, Christopher Nkunku, Joao Cancelo, Antonio Ruediger, Mike Maignan, Joshua Kimmich

Watch all the players closely. Some of them will represent their countries during the upcoming World Cup Finals in Qatar, which takes place between November 20 and December 18. Who knows? Maybe someone from this list is next in line for receiving the next Golden Ball. Check regularly for the news and updates for the best betting strategies at

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