Posted on 05/16/2021 at 6:54 p.m.
The Real Madrid forward is voted best French player abroad for the second time.
And two. After 2019, Karim Benzema once again inherits the title of Best French player playing abroad as part of the traditional UNFP Trophies. Author of 29 goals in 44 matches in all competitions before facing Athletic Bilbao this Sunday, in the Basque Country, on the 37th day of the Spanish championship, the Real Madrid striker was preferred to his expatriate compatriots Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), the double winner of this award N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Ousmane Dembélé (Barça) and his teammate under the colors of Madrid Ferland Mendy. He succeeds himself knowing that the 2020 edition of the UNFP Trophies was canceled last year, due to coronavirus. “It’s a very important prize for me, I’m very happy to win it once again, relishes the ex-Lyonnais, on beIN SPORTS. That’s why I thank the UNFP and all the players who voted for me. It’s a source of pride, as always. “
Still in the fight for the Spanish league title before the final match, next week Karim Benzema’s Real Madrid advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League, eliminated by Chelsea. A more than honorable course given the cascade of injuries that befell Castile throughout the season. And that’s in large part thanks to the Habs international (81 caps, 27 goals), who has always been there to keep Zinedine Zidane’s side afloat. Remember that Antoine Griezmann (2016) and N’Golo Kanté (2017, 2018) inherited this award during the first three editions. At the time, Benzema was still playing in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid. Since the Portuguese left in the summer of 2018, he has taken the reins of the attack on Casa Blanca with the success that we know. A priori, however, this will not be enough to invite himself into the France group at the Euro, but that’s another story …