Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates after winning the 2022 Ballon d’Or. Photo: Reuters
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates after winning the 2022 Ballon d’Or. Photo: Reuters

Karim Benzema wins Ballon d’Or for the first time, says World Cup is ‘the next challenge’

  • Benzema scored 44 goals in 46 games as he helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and La Liga in 2021-22
  • Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas retained the Women’s Ballon d’Or for the second consecutive year

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates after winning the 2022 Ballon d’Or. Photo: Reuters
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates after winning the 2022 Ballon d’Or. Photo: Reuters
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