With the Ballon d’Or still hanging over, at 90min we have compiled all the prizes that were awarded on a magical night where not everyone was happy. The Top 10 of this award was as follows: Benzema, Mané, De Bruyne, Lewandowski, Salah, Mbappé, Courtois, Vinicius Jr, Modric and Haaland.
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The Barcelona player won the award for best player of the year despite missing the last month of the season due to a knee injury
‘I am very happy to be here again, very happy. When we managed to win the first one a year ago, I decided to try to improve to put it at the service of the team. Without my companions I would not be here. I appreciate them very much and it is a privilege to be their partner. Of course also to the coaching staff, the club, the president, the board of directors and all the people who work at the club. It is a privilege to play for Barça. Thank you for trusting me and being part of this project”. She said her in the thanks.
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The award was presented by his friend and teammate Pedri. The award was questioned, as players like Bellingham or Musiala had had a better season and better numbers than the Spanish.
“It is an honor to receive this award. I want to thank Barça, the coaches and my teammates. Garcias, I am here today for them. Visca el Barça”.
“I always try to give my best and I try to carry it in the best way.”
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The award for best striker of the year went to Lewandowski who scored 57 official goals between the Poland team and Bayern Munich.
“I am very happy to be here. It is an honor to win the trophy because of the name on the trophy. I wanted to beat his record and I am very happy because I know what kind of player and person he was. It was very emotional to score 45 goals in the Bundesliga I believed it was impossible to beat.”
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The Senegalese player has carried out many social actions in Senegal, where he has created hospitals and schools to help his compatriots.
“It is a pleasure to be with you tonight. I am very happy to do what I can for my people and try to make their lives better.”
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This award does not reward his season in a deserved way. The best goalkeeper in the world cannot finish in seventh place for the Ballon d’Or. “The first thing I want to say is that I am very happy for Karim Benzema. It seems that it is better to score a goal than to stop it. This is a battle that remains to be won. Seeing the logic of how they vote, he knew that he would have no chance of finishing very high, or winning it, of course”.
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Manchester City wins the club of the year award. Real Madrid is third and Liverpool, second. They revalidate the title to Chelsea.
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There was no doubt about who was going to be the winner. Karim he lifted his first Ballon d’Or. It was delivered by his idol and former coach Zinedine Zidane.
“It’s a pride. It’s a child’s dream. I grew up with that in my head. Then I had the motivation. I had two models in life: Zizou and Ronaldo. I have never lowered my arms and I have kept the dream in my head. There was a period in which I wasn’t in the national team, but I didn’t give up and worked hard. It’s been difficult and this only made me strengthen myself on a mental level. I’m satisfied with my work and I’m very happy. I thank my teammates at Real Madrid and in the national team. To my great president, who is like part of my family.”