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Crazy statistics show that only Benzema is deserving of winning the Ballon d’or

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid has had an incredible 2022 season and is currently the clear favorite to win the Ballon d'Or.

Benzema won the Supercopa de Espaa, La Liga, and Champions League last season after helping France win the UEFA Nations League in October. The striker was in his finest goal-scoring form of his career throughout the 2021–22 season and was a crucial part of that victory.

The french striker appears to be winning the Ballon d’Or, which will be awarded this year in October, well before the World Cup. He is the clear favorite, and for good reason.

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In response to his performance in the Super Cup, Owen Hargreaves remarked on BT Sport, “I think the good players, the great players, rise to these moments.”

“When you look back at Real Madrid’s history, Zidane stands out with that incredible goal against Leverkusen, and Benzema has delivered anytime they’ve needed him to have a huge moment,” said Bale.

And here for 14 astounding statistics about the 34-year-old striker: 

In 46 appearances across all leagues for Madrid in 2021–22, Benzema scored 44 goals and provided 15 assists, contributing to a goal directly every 66.42 minutes on average.

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– During the 2021–22 club season, the striker scored or had an assist in 32 of the 46 games he played.

– In 2021–2022, he contributed directly to more goals than Ciro Immobile (36) and Robert Lewandowski (57), Mohamed Salah (47), Erling Haaland (37) and.

– In the league, Benzema scored 27 goals and provided 12 assists, accounting for 48.75% of all Madrid goals in 2021–2022.

– The France international ended La Liga with the most goals, nine more than Iago Aspas, who came in second. In terms of assists, he was second only to Ousmane Dembele.

– He had the joint-third-most goals scored in a single Champions League season in 2021–22 with 15 in the Champions League.

– This season, Benzema outperformed 23 of the clubs who made the cut, including Juventus, Manchester United, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter, and Borussia Dortmund.

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Additionally, he contributed to two goals in the Champions League in 2021–2022 and had a direct goal every 65 minutes on average.

– Along with Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016–17, the 34-year-old scored 10 goals in the Champions League knockout rounds in 2021–22, which is the joint-most by a player in a single season.

– After Fernando Morientes, Neymar, and Edin Dzeko, he became just the fourth player to score in both halves of a quarterfinal and semifinal in a single Champions League season.

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– The striker overtook Raul as Los Blancos’ second-leading scorer all-time with his goal against Eintracht Frankfurt, trailing only Cristiano Ronaldo. In 135 fewer club appearances, he has overtaken Raul’s goal total.

– He is just the fourth player to win both the Golden Boot and Pichichi trophies (La Liga’s best goal scorer) in the same season during the Champions League era.

– In 10 games for France in 2021–22, Benzema scored six goals and provided six assists, including the equalizer against Spain in their victory in the UEFA Nations League final.

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