Has won award five times, Ranked 20th in 2022, His lowest finish in 17 years
Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com
In 2022, the Ballon d’Or awards seem significantly different because for the first time in 16 years, neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo had been on the podium.
While Messi missed the shortlist for the first time since 2005, Ronaldo finished in 20th position, his lowest finish in 17 years
Over the last decade the two superstars have dominated the honor, taking home the trophy 12 times between them.
Messi set a record by winning the Ballon d’Or seven times in 2021, but this year’s winner is new one.
Karim Benzema, a striker for Real Madrid, received the famous award following a stellar campaign in which he helped Real Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League while frequently turning the tide of games on his own.