Candidate for the Ballon d’Or, Karim Benzema also made the eleven finalists announced this Monday for the The Best trophy.
In addition to being a potential candidate for the Golden Ball, which will be unveiled next Monday, Karim Benzema is also in the running for The Best Trophy. The French striker is one of the 11 finalists, revealed this Monday by Fifa, while the winner will be known on January 17, 2022.
Alongside the Real Madrid player, we find the other favorites expected for the Golden Ball, namely Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Jorginho or Mohamed Salah.
Two other French people including in the 11 contenders, N’Golo Kanté and Kylian Mbappé. The list is completed by Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne and, more surprisingly, Neymar, who has not yet achieved a flamboyant year 2021, far from it.
For the best goalkeeper trophy, Alisson Becker, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Edouard Mendy, Manuel Neuer and Kasper Schmeichel are in the running, but not Jan Oblak.
The nominees for The Best trophy are known! 👀 pic.twitter.com/nRtwE4dgMT
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