Karim Benzema: 2022 Ballon d’Or Winner Discloses How Cristiano Ronaldo Helped Him Win the Award

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Karim Benzema: 2022 Ballon d’Or Winner Discloses How Cristiano Ronaldo Helped Him Win the Award

Karim Benzema has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo played an unlikely role in his Ballon d’Or triumph The French striker was named the winner of the prestigious football award on Monday night in Paris, claiming it for the first time in his career Having netted 42 goals in the La Liga and the Champions League, the 34-year-old was a strong favourite to cart home the gong this year Follow Sports Brief on Twitter for more trending and breaking news! Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema has opened up about Cristiano Ronaldo’s unlikely role in his Ballon d’Or triumph. The Frenchman picked the prestigious award on Monday night, October 17, in Paris after beating a host of top footballers to it. Benzema was a firm favourite to claim the 2022 edition of the award after a successful 2021/22 season. Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema walk together off the pitch during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group F match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena. Photo by Franck Fife. Source: Getty Images The 34-year-old netted an eyewatering 42 goals in the La Liga and the Champions League to help his side claim both trophies.