French international and Real Madrid Football Club forward, Karim Benzema has been named the 2022 UEFA men’s player of the year.
Benzema won the prize ahead of team mate Thibaut Courtois and Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City.
The Frenchman played a key role as Madrid won LaLiga title this year, finishing 13 points ahead of Barcelona.
Benzema topped the scoring charts last season in the Champions League with 15 goals.
He has scored 35 times in 37 games as Carlo Ancelotti’s men lifted four trophies already in 2022.