Karim Benzema almost unanimous winner, details of the votes

Karim Benzema on top of the world and among the greatest. The new Ballon d’Or winner crushed the competition by obtaining the first vote from 89 of the 93 journalists on the jury, for a total of points only exceeded by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016. Thus, 356 votes separate Benzema from his runner-up Sadio Mané there. where 429 by separating CR7 from Messi

Among the four countries not to have voted for the French striker in first place are Slovenia (who opted for De Bruyne), Egypt, the Netherlands (Mohamed Salah for both) and the Senegal (for Sadio Mané). The former Reds striker at Bayern Munich is now ranked 2nd in no less than 28 countries.

Zero points for CR7

Note that Cristiano Ronaldo, 20th, is the first player ranked among those to have received no points. Even in Portugal, the point for 5th place instead went to Rafael Leão. With Lionel Messi out of competition, it may be a page that turns definitively. If we had been told that a few years ago…

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