Alexia Putellas and Karim Benzema are crowned 2022 Ballon d’Or winners

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  • Real Madrid forward Benzema wins award for first time
  • Barcelona captain and playmaker Putellas retains her title

Alexia Putellas and Karim Benzema have been named the 2022 Ballon d’Or winners at the annual football awards ceremony in Paris.

Putellas retains her title as the world’s best women’s player after leading Barcelona to another Spanish title, scoring 18 goals in the process. Barça won all 30 of their league games and also won the Spanish Cup and Super Cup, but lost the Women’s Champions League final to Lyon and she missed the Euros after suffering an ACL injury.

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Written by Niall McVeigh
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