Reasons why Benzema is one of top three nominees for 2021/22

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Karim Benzema is the best Real Madrid and France forward and he is one of the top three nominees for the 2021/22 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.

Why Karim Benzema is one of the top three nominees for the 2021/22 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, UEFA explain by their website.

UEFA.com analyses why he is in the running alongside Thibaut Courtois and Kevin De Bruyne.

Reasons why he was nominated:

The French striker was named 2021/22 UEFA Champions League Player of the Season after driving Real Madrid on to a record 14th European title, and his fifth since he joined from Lyon in 2009. His final tally of 15 goals – including a joint-record ten in the knockout stages – earned him top spot in the competition scoring charts, with 27 in the Spanish Liga also a domestic best.

The evergreen 34-year-old started the campaign by helping France to UEFA Nations League glory and never looked back, his back-to-back hat-tricks in the Champions League knockout stages against Paris and Chelsea the highlights of a goal and trophy-filled season.

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2021/22 Seasons For Benzema

Achievements
Spanish Liga winner, Spanish Super Cup winner, UEFA Champions League Player of the Season, UEFA Nations League winner, UEFA Champions League winner.

UEFA Champions League
Appearances: 12
Goals: 15
Assists: 1
Player of the Match awards: 4

Domestic League
Appearances: 32
Goals: 27
Assists: 12

Top three performances

Real Madrid 3-1 Paris
Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid
Spain 1-2 France

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