French international player Karim Benzema has been named the best player of the 2021/22 Champions League by a group of UEFA experts, the body that governs the ‘king of sport’ in Europe announced today.
The 34-year-old Real Madrid forward, who won the maximum continental title for the 14th time in Paris, against Liverpool (1-0), was the competition’s top scorer with 15 goals, including two hat-tricks. tricks’ (three goals in the same game) and a ‘bis’ (two).
Benzema, who celebrated his fifth ‘Champions’, is among the top scorers ever in the most important competition in UEFA, only behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (140) and Argentina’s Messi (125), on par with Poland’s Lewansowski (86). ).
Brazilian teammate Vinicius Júnior, who scored the decisive goal in the Paris final, was named the best youngster in the competition.
The UEFA jury also named the competition’s ‘eleven’: Courtois, Bel (Real Madrid, Esp), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ing (Liverpool, Ing), Rudiger, Ale (Chelsea, Ing), Van Dijk, PB (Liverpool ), Andy Robertson, Esc (Liverpool), de Bruyne, Bel (Manchester City, Ing), Fabinho, Bra (Liverpool), Modric, Cro (Real Madrid), Kylian Mbappe, Fra (PSG, Fra), Karim Benzema, Fra (Real Madrid) and Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid).