After a super season, the French striker travels towards winning the prestigious prize awarded by France Football
He was the main architect of the extraordinary season that led to the real Madrid to the conquest of the Liga and, above all, to the incredible and unexpected conquest of the Champions League. After the goal that closed the European Super Cup against Eintracht, Karim Benzema travel to the Golden Ball 2022, the one that will be assigned in October with new parameters. In practice, the season will be considered and not the calendar year, therefore 2021/2022.
After the game in Helsinki he gained public recognition as a coach and teammates. Ancelotti he said: “He is a very important player, a leader. He scored many goals, he finished the season well. Now the Ballon d’Or. Are there any doubts? I don’t think anyone has any.” And Courtois added: “For me he is the best striker in the world. He will go on to win the Ballon d’Or. If he does not win it this year, I will do something bad. It is very important to have him with us in the team and not against us” .
The one at Eintracht is his number one goal 324 with the shirt of Real in official matches, which allows him to become the second best scorer in the history of the club, leaving behind a legend such as Raul. In front there is now alone Cristiano Ronaldo at 451. He is now in the history of the merengues, as he played 606 games with that legendary jersey becoming the foreign player with the most appearances in the history of the club. He has won the beauty of 5 Champions League. He finished last season with 44 goals, his personal best. He has equaled Paco Gento with 23 trophies and is one step away from Marcelo (24), who is the most successful in all of Madrid’s history. In Helsinki he won his first cup as captain.
On Friday the list of the 30 finalists of the Golden Ball comes out and, as Ancelotti says, there is no doubt that his striker will win it. If he could, he would win him by acclamation.