These are the main candidates for the Ballon d'Or 2022

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  • Benzema is the clear favorite to receive the award, although the list of candidates includes a range of world-class footballers who mix experience and youth

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These are the main candidates for the 2022 Ballon d'Or

The traditional awarding of the Ball n de Oro will have place today in Paris (8:30 p.m.). The retransmission of this edition will be possible. follow live online on the website of EL PERIÓDICO. Karim Benzema starts as the clear favorite to win the award, although there are also other footballers who aspire to it.

Karim Benzema

The striker of Real MadridHe is the maximum favorite to receive the award after signing the best season of his sports career. beyond of his individual records (44 goals in 46 games), the collective success achieved in the white club (champion of La Liga and Champions League ) endorses him. He could be the first French player to win the award since 1998, when he took it home. Zinédine Zidane.

Kylian Mbappé

The PSG attacker He was the footballer in fashion throughout the summer after the long soap opera that ended in the end. with the former player of Monaco staying in Paris before the attempt of Real Madrid to achieve the signing him. Absolute leader in the Parisian dressing room, he finished in ninth position in the last edition of the Golden Ball. 39 goals and 21 assists were enough for his team to win the Ligue 1 , but not to get past the round of 16 of the Champions League .

Erling Haaland

The Norwegian is on his way to breaking all goalscoring records. Currently, the '9' of Manchester City is the most fearsome striker in the world and has scored 14 goals in 20 official matches this season. In the previous one, he scored 29 goals in 30 games for Borussia Dortmund. He was the eleventh classified in the 2021 edition, although his progression was hand in hand with Pep Guardiola invites us to think that he is on his way to leading the 2023 squad.

Robert Lewandowski

The new striker for Barça returns to to be one more year among the favorites to receive the award. In the last edition he was the second classified, and only Leo Messi swept him. the step to be recognized as the best footballer in the world. After a period of eight seasons at Bayernin which he has scored 344 goals in 375 games, Lewandowski came He scored fifty goals last year, linking his eighth consecutive Bundesliga title and twelfth top scorer in the German championship.

Sadio Mané

The Senegalese signed One last great season at Liverpool after six seasons at Anfield champion of the African Cup 2022, scoring the decisive maximum penalty in the penalty shootout against Egypt, team of his former teammate Mohamed Salah. The new Bayern Münich footballer has every chance of overcoming the seventh position in which he finished in 2009. the last edition after harvesting the best records of him as 'Red', seeing the goal 23 times in 51 games.