Ballon d’Or 2022 winners, rankings, final awards results as Karim Benzema, Alexia Putellas take top prize

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Ballon d’Or 2022 winners, rankings, final awards results as Karim Benzema, Alexia Putellas take top prize

The wait is over. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema won his first career Ballon d’Or on Monday, October 17, becoming the second oldest player to win the award at age 34 and the oldest since Englishman Stanley Matthews who won the very first Ballon d’Or in 1956 at age 41.

The Frenchman was compensated for a mystical 2021/22 season in which his group won both Spain’s La Liga and the UEFA Champions Association and he completed as the top scorer in the two contests. He additionally won the UEFA Countries Association with France.

It had been a foregone conclusion for months that Benzema would win the award as best player in the world given there was realistically no other player who came close to his achievements and trophy haul. He totaled 44 goals for Real Madrid and another six for France in 2021/22. 

Regardless of passing on the most recent couple of months because of an upper leg tendon tear in her left knee experienced in July, Barcelona star Alexia Putellas turned into the primary lady to guarantee consecutive Ballon d’Or prizes, retaliating tears during her acknowledgment discourse. She conceded she didn’t figure the Ballon d’Or would have been conceivable subsequent to passing up the Euros with Spain. Before her physical issue, she brought home the homegrown association championship and drove her group to the UEFA Champions Association last.

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Another Barcelona player took the Under-21 Player of the Year as Gavi succeeded teammate Pedri for the award crowning the best young men’s player. Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois was named goalkeeper of the Year, taking the Yashin Trophy. Robert Lewandowski won the Gerd Muller Award as the top striker for the second consecutive year after scoring 57 goals for club and country in 2021/22.

Regardless of passing on the most recent couple of months because of an upper leg tendon tear in her left knee experienced in July, Barcelona star Alexia Putellas turned into the primary lady to guarantee consecutive Ballon d’Or prizes, retaliating tears during her acknowledgment discourse. She conceded she didn’t figure the Ballon d’Or would have been conceivable subsequent to passing up the Euros with Spain. Before her physical issue, she brought home the homegrown association championship and drove her group to the UEFA Champions Association last.

In the wake of Lionel Messi’s controversial Ballon d’Or victory in 2021, the 2022 edition of the award saw organizers France Football make several changes to the voting process, including a reduction in the pool of media voters and modifications to the criteria used to judge players. 

Interestingly, players were decided on the European club season (August to July) and not in view of the schedule year. Likewise, vocation accomplishments were not generally thought about by the 100 media citizens for the men’s honor (one elector each from the main 100 countries in FIFA men’s rankings) and the 50 for the ladies’ prize (top 50 countries in the FIFA ladies’ rankings).

Ballon d’Or awards list

There were a sum of seven honors that were passed out on Monday at the Theater du Chatelet in Paris for the 66th version of the Ballon d’Or.

It was whenever that the Socrates first honor was passed out. The Gerd Muller Prize and Club of the Year were granted without precedent for 2021.

Men’s Ballon d’Or (Player of the Year): Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

  • Women’s Ballon d’Or (Player of the Year): Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
  • Kopa Trophy (Best U-21 men’s player): Gavi (Barcelona)
  • Yashin Trophy (Best men’s GK): Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
  • Gerd Muller Trophy (Top scorer): Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
  • Socrates Award (for player acts of solidarity): Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich)
  • Club of the Year (club with most Ballon d’Or nominees): Manchester City

Ballon d'Or 2022 award results: Real Madrid's Karim Benzema wins his first; Alexia  Putellas goes back-to-back

Ballon d’Or final results (Men)

Karim Benzema became the fifth Frenchman and first since Zinedine Zidane in 1998 to win the Ballon d’Or. It was Zidane who presented him the trophy in Paris.



Name Position Club National Team
1. Karim Benzema FW Real Madrid France
2. Sadio Mane FW Liverpool /

Bayern Munich

3. Kevin De Bruyne MF Man City Belgium
4. Robert Lewandowski FW Bayern Munich /


5. Mohamed Salah FW Liverpool Egypt
6. Kylian Mbappe FW PSG France
7. Thibaut Courtois GK Real Madrid Belgium
8. Vinicius Jr. FW Real Madrid Brazil
9. Luka Modric MF Real Madrid Croatia
10. Erling Haaland FW Man City Norway
11. Son Heung-min FW Tottenham South Korea
12. Riyad Mahrez FW Man City Algeria
13. Sebastien Haller FW Ajax /

B. Dortmund

Ivory Coast
14. Fabinho MF Liverpool Brazil
  Rafael Leao FW AC Milan Portugal
16. Virgil van Dijk DF Liverpool Netherlands
17. Casemiro MF Real Madrid /

Man United

  Dusan Vlahovic FW Fiorentina /


  Luis Diaz FW Porto /


20. Cristiano Ronaldo FW Man United Portugal
21. Harry Kane FW Tottenham England
22. Trent Alexander-Arnold DF Liverpool England
  Phil Foden FW Man City England
  Bernardo Silva MF Man City Portugal
25. Joshua Kimmich MF Bayern Munich Germany
  Mike Maignan GK AC Milan France
  Antonio Rudiger DF Chelsea /

Real Madrid

  Joao Cancelo DF Man City Portugal
  Christopher Nkunku FW RB Leipzig France
  Darwin Nunez FW Benfica /



Alexia Putellas wins the 2021 Ballon d'Or - All For XI

2022 Ballon d’Or final results (Women)



Name Position Club National Team
1. Alexia Putellas MF Barcelona Spain
2. Beth Mead FW Arsenal England
3. Sam Kerr FW Chelsea Australia
4. Lena Oberdorf MF VfL Wolfsburg Germany
5. Aitana Bonmati MF Barcelona Spain
6. Alexandra Popp FW VfL Wolfsburg Germany
7. Ada Hegerberg FW Lyon Norway
8. Wendie Renard DF Lyon France
9. Catarina Macario MF/FW Lyon USA
10. Lucy Bronze DF Manchester City

(now Barcelona)

11. Vivianne Miedema FW Arsenal Netherlands
12. Christiane Endler GK Lyon Chile
13. Alex Morgan FW Orlando Pride /

San Diego Wave

14. Selma Bacha DF Lyon France
15. Millie Bright DF Chelsea England
16. Marie-Antoinette Katoto FW PSG France
17. Asisat Oshoala FW Barcelona Nigeria
18. Trinity Rodman FW Washington Spirit USA
19. Fridolina Rolfo FW Barcelona Sweden
20. Kadidiatou Diani FW PSG France

2022 Kopa Trophy final rankings (Under-21)



Name Position Club National Team
1. Gavi MF Barcelona Spain
2. Eduardo Camavinga MF Real Madrid France
3. Jamal Musiala MF Bayern Munich Germany
4. Jude Bellingham MF Borussia Dortmund England
5. Nuno Mendes DF PSG Portugal
6. Josko Gvardiol DF RB Leipzig Croatia
  Ryan Gravernberch MF Ajax Netherlands
8. Bukayo Saka FW Arsenal England
9. Karim Adeyemi FW Borussia Dortmund Germany
10. Florian Wirtz MF Bayer Leverkusen Germany

2022 Yashin Trophy final rankings (Goalkeeper)



Name Position Club National Team
1. Thibaut Courtois GK Real Madrid Belgium
2. Alisson Becker GK Liverpool Brazil
3. Ederson GK Manchester City Brazil
4. Edouard Mendy GK Chelsea Senegal
5. Mike Maignan GK AC Milan France
6. Kevin Trapp GK Eintracht Frankfurt Germany
7. Manuel Neuer GK Bayern Munich Germany
8. Jan Oblak GK Atletico Madrid Slovenia
9. Yassine Bounou GK Sevilla Morocco
10. Hugo Lloris GK Tottenham Hotspur France

Ballon d’Or live updates

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Close: That’s the end of the show. It was a night full of emotion, beginning with the Andrea Bocelli performance to start the night.

Putellas was retaliating tears as she works her direction back from injury, Sadio Mane essentially carries a grin to each fan, Robert Lewandowski really intended the thing he said about Gerd Muller, and the Karim Benzema family undertaking in front of an audience and his location to Ronaldo O Fenomeno and Zinedine Zidane was sincere.

What’s more, it was inspiring to see Sebastien Haller who is battling to return from testicular disease. Furthermore, ex-Ballon d’Or champ Andriy Shevchenko likewise maintained some kind of control while discussing Ukraine and interesting to the crowd not to disregard the conflict. It was a significant show all over.

4:10 p.m.: Benzema invited his mom and his son on stage and he lauded both Zidane and Ronaldo O Fenomeno for the inspiration they gave him. It was a mature acceptance speech and he’s also had months to prepare for this moment.

3:55 p.m.: Karim Benzema wins it. It’s Zidane who makes the announcement. And it’s Zidane who hands him the trophy.

Benzema calls Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo O Fenomeno his venerated images, and he says he never surrendered in any event, when he was out of the French group for a period. There’s a fantastic video highlight that recounts the narrative of his ascent to best player on the planet.

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3:54 p.m.: Previous Ballon d’Or victor and French World Cup legend Zinedine Zidane will introduce the prize.

3:52 p.m.: After the Manchester City acknowledgment discourse including Kevin De Bruyne, Ederson, boss executive Ferran Soriano and donning chief Txiki Beguiristain, this occasion is going to close with the men’s Ballon d’Or.

3:45 p.m.: Previous men’s Ballon d’Or victor Luis Figo is on the stage to grant the Club of the Year. A video shows that Genuine Madrid came in third spot, Liverpool completed on top of them in runner up in spite of losing to Los Blancos in the Bosses Association last.

Furthermore, the victor is Manchester City in the wake of winning the Chief Association and arriving at the elimination rounds of the UEFA Champions Association. Moreover, the club had six chosen people for the Ballon d’Or, including Lucy Bronze for the ladies’ honor.

3:35 p.m.: They’re enjoying one more short reprieve and going through the features of the multitude of men’s players from No. 30 to No. 5.

3:30 p.m.: It’s the ideal opportunity for the Yashin Prize for Goalkeeper of the Year in 2021/22. Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller, who is engaging testicular malignant growth, presents the honor.

Also, nothing unexpected Genuine Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wins it. He was the Man of the Match in the UEFA Champions Association last.

3:28 p.m.: Ballon d’Or (men). We get the following three players in the positioning: Thibaut Courtois (No. 7), Kylian Mbappe (No. 6), and Mohamed Salah (No. 5).

3:26 p.m.: After a Lewandowski feature reel video, Didier Drogba calls him out by getting some information about Erling Haaland coming after him. (Was that truly essential?)

“I realize that the new age is additionally coming,” Lewandowski said. “Yet, I’m still here and I haven’t said the final word yet.3:20 p.m.: It’s Robert Lewandowski who wins the award for the second season in a row as the world’s best striker for the 2021/22 campaign. He scored 57 total goals in 2021/22 (50 for Bayern and 7 for Poland).

3:17 p.m.: After a pause in the show, it’s time for the Gerd Muller Award honoring the top men’s striker. Muller’s wife and daughter are on the stage to present the trophy.

3:01 p.m.: Alexia Putellas wins the Ballon d’Or again. Second year in a row for the Barcelona and Spain star.

“On July 5 when I suffered my injury, I didn’t think this would be possible,” Putellas said on stage. “I hope the next time I speak it will be on the field.”

2:56 p.m.: Women’s Ballon d’Or. It’s time to crown the best women’s player on the planet. The five finalists: Bonmati, Mead, Kerr, Oberdorf and Putellas.

But before the award, 2004 Ballon d’Or winner and Ukrainian star Andriy Shevchenko, who will present the women’s award, offered the following message followed by a lengthy applause from the crowd on hand.

2:53 p.m.: Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane wins the debut Socrates grant. The most delightful individual in football and Senegal’s all’s public group chief procures it. He’s known for all the great he moves home in Africa, building schools and medical clinics in his home country.2:48 p.m.: Time for the Socrates Grant. Socrates’ sibling Rai, who played for PSG in France and Brazil, is on the stage and will introduce this prize which perceives showings of fortitude by a player. It’s the main year that this grant is being introduced.

2:45 p.m.: Men’s Ballon d’Or: We figure out that Erling Haaland (No. 10), Luka Modric (No. 9) and Vinicius Jr. (No. 8) are the following up.

2:43 p.m.: Barcelona’s Gavi wins the Kopa Prize. Two years straight that a Barcelona player takes it. Furthermore, he closes his acknowledgment discourse with a “Vizca Barca.”

2:39 p.m.: The Kopa Prize is up first. Ronaldo O Fenomeno and last year’s victor Pedri will introduce this honor. Recall that Pedri didn’t take care of business despite the fact that he was still age qualified.

2:36 p.m.: Didier Drogba and Sandy Heribert are on the stage. Everybody is as yet moving past Bocelli’s exhibition. Give everybody a couple of moments.

They helped everybody to remember the seven honors available for anyone. Furthermore, presently there’s a video montage of the last 10 men’s players who still can’t seem to be positioned. We’ll find out soon enough.

2:30 p.m.: The proper service is in progress with Andrea Bocelli singing Nessun Dorma. Class. We’re getting the feels as of now.

2:26 p.m.: The Ballon d’Or makes the most amazing entry of all:

2:17 p.m.: The Barcelona group prepare as a unit. Players from all kinds of people groups together.

2:00 p.m.: Tupac fan Karim Benzema giving proper respect:

1:52 p.m.: Zinedine Zidane in the house. It’d be a smart idea in the event that he were the one to introduce the prize to Karim Benzema. Zizou was the last French player to win the distinction in 1998.

1:05 p.m.: Honorary pathway activity starts in stormy Paris. Here is USWNT’s Trinity Rodman, Dortmund forward Sebastien Haller, and Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.

12:50 p.m.: Tottenham’s Child Heung-min takes the No. 11 spot, and that implies the Main 10 will remember (in sequential request): Benzema, Courtois, De Bruyne, Haaland, Lewandowski, Mane, Mbappe, Modric, Salah, and Vinicius Jr.

12:28 p.m.: What about Rafael Leao (No. 14) positioned in front of his Portuguese colleague Cristiano Ronaldo (No. 20). The group accomplishments might have impacted this positioning since Leao’s AC Milan brought home the Italian championship.

The other eyebrow-raiser in this latest batch is Riyad Mahrez (No. 12) ranked way ahead of teammate Bernardo Silva (No. 12), who was so good (and important) for City last season. But production matters, and Mahrez found a way to rack up 24 goals and 9 assists in 2021/22, while Silva had 13 goals / 7 assists.

Who will win Ballon d’Or?

With pre-ceremony odds of -2500 (1/25 or 1.04), Karim Benzema was practically a shoo-in to win the 2022 Ballon d’Or.  

The accompanying chances came kindness of Canada-based Sports Communication, who draped the accompanying numbers ahead of the pack up to the occasion. It’s in any case fascinating to see the names of the three players who were accepted to have the following best chances behind Benzema.

Player Club (2021/22) Nationality Odds
Karim Benzema Real Madrid France -2500
Sadio Mane Liverpool Senegal +1049
Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt +1223
Kylian Mbappe PSG France +1748
Kevin de Bruyne Man City Belgium +2184
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool Netherlands +2621
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich Poland +2621
Cristiano Ronaldo Man United Portugal +3495

How does voting for Ballon d’Or work?

Voting for the Ballon d’Or was revamped following the controversial victory by Lionel Messi over Robert Lewandowski in the 2021 edition.

The goal of award organizers France Football was to present more clearly defined voting criteria and make voting more selective in order that the final award does not turn into a popularity contest. 

How finalists were determined

Awards organizers France Football generated the list of candidates for each award from three sources: 

  • France Football and L’Equipe journalists
  • Former great and Ballon d’Or ambassador Didier Drogba
  • Media members whose 2021 voting ballot matched the final rankings

New Ballon d’Or voting process for 2022

There were a modest bunch of changes to the democratic cycle presented for 2022.

Media citizens were restricted to a solitary media part from the main 100 nations in the FIFA rankings for men, and the best 50 countries from ladies’ rankings. The conviction is that this would guarantee a more learned citizen base given the significance of football in the nation and the probability that matches from around the world are accessible to watch.

Casting a ballot models were refreshed to kill thought for generally profession execution and on second thought center around three primary elements:

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  1. Individual performance in previous season from August-July (no longer by calendar year);
  2. Team success during the previous season;
  3. Player behavior and fair play during the season in consideration.

What time was the Ballon d’Or ceremony

The conventional function for the 66th version of the Ballon d’Or started off at 8:30 p.m. neighborhood time (14:30 ET/19:30 BST) at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France. In any case, honorary pathway inclusion started off about one hour prior.

Grant coordinators France Football started disclosing the men’s Ballon d’Or rankings four hours prior to starting at 4:30 p.m. Paris time, as an approach to developing the buzz for the occasion. They left the Best 10 uncover for the conventional service.

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Where to watch Ballon d’Or 2022

Only a few select countries, including Australia (SBS) and the USA (Paramount+), had a local broadcaster carrying the show. The rest of the world tuned in to the live stream provided by France Football via the channels of French sister publication L’Equipe.

  Date Time TV channel Streaming
Australia Tue, Oct. 18 05:30 AEST SBS SBS On Demand
Canada Mon, Oct. 17 14:30 ET —, DAZN YouTube
India Tue, Oct. 18 00:00 IST Sony TEN 2 SonyLIV app/site
Malaysia Tue, Oct. 18 02:30 MT L’Equipe site, YouTube
New Zealand Tue, Oct. 18 07:30 NZST L’Equipe site, YouTube
Singapore Tue, Oct. 18 02:30 SST L’Equipe site, YouTube
UK Mon, Oct. 17 19:30 BST L’Equipe site, YouTube
USA Mon, Oct. 17 14:30 ET Paramount+

Ballon d’Or live stream

Outside of those countries with a dedicated broadcaster, the rest tuned in via the YouTube channel and web site of France Football’s sister publication L’Equipe.


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