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Benzema wins Champions League player of the season Award

Real Madrid forward, Karim Benzema has been named the best player of the UEFA Champions League this season.

The France international helped the Spanish giants clinch their 14th Champions League title last weekend following a victory against Liverpool in the final.

Benzema, 34, scored 15 goals in 12 Champions League games and is a leading contender to win this year’s Ballon d’Or.

His team-mate Vinicius Junior, who scored the only goal in the final, has been selected as the tournament’s young player of the season.

The 21-year-old scored four goals and made six assists in the 2021-22 campaign.

Benzema and Vinicius Jr are joined in the Champions League team of the season by Real midfielder Luka Modric and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Runners-up Liverpool also have four players included, with defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and midfielder Fabinho featuring.

The team of the season is completed by Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

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