The prestigious Ballon d'Or was awarded on Monday evening! Karim Benzema won the men's trophy, Alexia Putellas was honored in the women's. All other winners at a glance:
After already winning the UEFA Best Player award - the official term for Europe's footballer of the year - in August, Karim Benzema has now also been crowned with the Ballon d'Or. After 15 goals in the current CL season and 42 points in La Liga, the Frenchman is the logical winner.
In 2021, Lionel Messi had the Ballon d'Or - his seventh overall! - won. Robert Lewandowski was actually considered a top candidate, but then, like this year, he went away empty-handed.
For women, Alexia Putellas is the old and new Ballon d'Or winner! The Spaniard thus wins her second Ballon d'Or, having previously also been named Europe's Player of the Year.
Alexia Putellas had prevailed in 2021 against her compatriot Jennifer Hermoso (2nd) and Sam Kerr (3rd).
The award for the best goalkeeper of the year goes to Thibaut Courtois, who won the Champions League and La Liga with Real.
The Kopa Trophy goes to the best U21 player in the world. This year, Barça star Gavi (somewhat surprisingly) had the great honor of being crowned with this award. The two Bundesliga players Jude Bellingham and Jamal Musiala were considered favorites beforehand, but were left behind.
In 2021, Gavi's teammate Pedri won the award. Bellingham (2nd) and Bayern's Jamal Musiala (3rd) were left behind.
The Gerd Müller Trophy, commemorating our nation's legendary bomber, is awarded to the best striker with the most goals for club and national team. As in the previous year, that was Robert Lewandowski.
In 2021, the first year the award was presented, Lewandowski had also come out on top.
The award is given to honor players who are extremely committed to social projects. In the year that the Socrates award was introduced, new Bayern star Sadio Mané won the award.
For the Champions League it was not enough for Man City again - but the English champions receive the award for team of the year. In front of Real Madrid, who not only became Spanish champions but also won the premier class... you don't have to understand.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Ballon d'Or 2022: All awards at a glance.