Karim Benzema, the most reliable candidate for the Golden Ball this year, finally finished 4th, behind Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Georginho. The Real Madrid French striker, who did not attend the ceremony in Paris on Monday evening, thanked him for his support on social media.
His fans expect a little more, undoubtedly, but the “performance” is dignified. In fourth place behind Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Jorgenho at the 2021 Golden Ball, Karim Benzema approached the most valuable personal difference he has ever made since the start of his career this Monday evening.
Real Madrid’s French striker (33 years old) fought for victory this time around, with 21 points in 2012, 16th in 2014, 20th in 2015, 25th in 2017, 17th in 2018 and 26th in 2019, with frequent low points. , Or at least to the stage, testified by the 239 points collected.
A little move for voters?
The Blues’ Center Forward, which began its campaign in October, did not go to the Theater to Satellite (Paris) for the big event. But he did not fail to greet his followers on social media. “Thanks to everyone who supported me,” he wrote in the evening. “I’m playing football for you, the show continues.”
On Instagram, former Leonois Real Madrid posted congratulatory / encouraging messages from his teammates Andre Lunin or Vinicius Jr., but quoted “I play for those who know football”. A little message to voters, whose choices are always incomprehensible? Only he knew it.
To reassure himself, “KB9” could say for himself that he finished the best French language ahead of N’Golo Kanté (5th) and Kylian Mbappé (9th), but sometimes even Cristiano Ronaldo (6th) who stole the show. Real. And frequent votes.
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