Benzema named 2021 France Footballer of the Year

15 Jan 2022

Karim Benzema has been named as the France footballer of the year by France Football.

The Real Madrid star was able to win the award ahead of the likes of Kylian Mbappe and N’Golo Kante.

Benzema scored 47 goals for club and country last year, including 38 for Los Blancos.

Speaking to France Football after winning the award, he said: “I’ve become the No. 9 that I always wanted to be.”

Mbappe welcomed and celebrated Benzema winning the award, even above himself and N’Golo Kante.

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