Leaked Ballon d’Or Results Published Online Reveals Karim Benzema As Winner as 4 Madrid Players Make Top 10

A leaked image displaying the 2022 Ballon d’Or results has surfaced on social media.

The viral screenshot declares Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema as this year’s winner of football’s most coveted individual diadem.

Benzema, who has been tipped to win the 2022 Ballon d’Or by seven-time winner Lionel Messi, is deemed as the firm candidate to annex the prize.

Ballon d'Or, Karim Benzema

The Frenchman had a hugely successful campaign in the year under review where he notched an eyewatering 44 goals in 46 games interlaced with the Champions League and the La Liga titles.

According to the photo making rounds on micro-blogging App, Twitter via Tribuna, Benzema finished in the first position while Bayern Munich star Sadio Mane and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah were ranked in second and third positions respectively.

Benzema is not the Madrid player who made it to the top 10 rankings as teammates, Vinicius Junior (fourth), Luka Modric (eighth) and Thibaut Courtois (10th) completed the list, according to the leaked photo.

This year’s Ballon d’Or ceremony will take place at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris on Monday, October 17, according to GOAL.

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