Fri 26 August 2022:
Karim Benzema, the talisman for Real Madrid, has been named Uefa’s Men’s Player of the Year on Thursday at an UEFA event in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul. for his amazing goal-scoring exploits both domestically and in Europe last season.
The Frenchman was a worthy winner of the award for multiple reasons, including his stunning 15-goal haul across last term’s Champions League campaign. The forward played a vital role in Los Blancos’ triumphant run that saw them go all the way to lift the trophy for a stunning 14th time.
Italian head coach Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, was named Men’s Coach of the Year for the 2021-22 season, while Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas won the Women’s Player of the Year award.
England women’s national team manager Sarina Wiegman, meanwhile, was named Women’s Coach of the Year at the award show.
Italian coach Arrigo Sacchi was presented the UEFA President’s Award by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin earlier in the evening.
UEFA Europa League and Conference League group draws will be held on Friday in Istanbul.
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