The UEFA technical panel today named Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema as the player of the season for 2021-22. The French man ends the 2021-22 European campaign as the top scorer with 15 goals and 2 assists in 12 appearances. Karim Benzema captained Real Madrid to their 14th Champions League victory against English side Liverpool on Saturday.
The French forward lead Madrid to their 14th UEFA Champions League success in Paris, France with a narrow win over Liverpool. He also guided Real Madrid to the La Liga title over Barcelona, finishing the season as a top scorer with 27 goals and 12 assists.
Other awards were also given by the UEFA technical panel this afternoon.
Vinicius Jr earns the youngest player award for the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League campaign. The 21-year-old scored Madrid’s winning goal against Liverpool on Saturday to make it his 4th goal in the campaign with 7 assists.
The UEFA technical observer panel selected their team of the season which includes: Karim Benzema, Vincius JR, Kylian Mbappé, Luka Modrić, Fabinho Taveres, Kevin Debruyne, Andre Roberson, Trent Alexandar Arnold, Antonio Rudiger, Virgil Van Dijk and Thaibut Courtous.
The panel also nominated their top 10 goals for this season’s Champions League campaign.
1. Benzema’s header against Chelsea
2. Vinicius’ Jr goal against Shakhtar Donetsk
3. Kylian Mbappé’s creamer against Real Madrid.
4. Robert Lewandowski’s Bicycle kick against Dynamo.
5. Marco Asensio goal Vs Inter.
6. Alex Telles goals against Villarreal.
7. Sebastian Thill’s goal against Real Madrid.
8. Rodrygo’s goal against Chelsea.
9. Messi’s solo against Manchester City
10. Thiago Alcântara’s strike Vs FC Porto.