The Ballon d’Or 2022 results have been announced. How did the other players on the shortlist, like as Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, and Robert Lewandowski, do in the voting? Karim Benzema may have won the trophy at a glamour awards ceremony in Paris on Monday night, but how did they fare? We examine the complete list, where Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, came in at number 20.
The Ballon d’Or 2022 results have been announced. Even though Karim Benzema may have taken home the award, how did the other 30 nominees fair in the voting?
Last season, Benzema’s 44 goals helped Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid team win the Champions League and La Liga, and he also took home the most coveted individual accolade in sports.
Thibaut Courtois, the finest goalkeeper in the world and winner of the Yashin Trophy, finished in eighth place. Vinicius Junior, the winner of the Champions League championship match, came in eighth, followed by Luka Modric in ninth and Casemiro in joint-seventeenth.
Antonio Rudiger, a recent acquisition who excelled for Chelsea previous season, finished in a tie for 25th place.
Ronaldo, a five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, finished 20th after scoring 18 goals in 31 games for Manchester United the previous year.
Mohamed Salah, who also had the most assists last year, is listed as the joint-top scorer in the Premier Championship despite Liverpool coming up just short of winning the league.
Teammates Virgil van Dijk finished in 16th place, Trent Alexander-Arnold placed 22nd, Luis Diaz tied for 17th place, Fabinho tied for 14th place, and Darwin Nunez tied for 25th place.
Tottenham was represented by Son Heung-Min (11th) and Harry Kane (21st).
Rafael Leao of AC Milan finished in joint 14th place, and Mike Maignan, who last season won the Serie A championship, finished in joint 25th place.
Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich and Christopher Nkunku, the 2021/22 Bundesliga Player of the Season, were tied for 25th place. Sadio Mane, a former attacker for Liverpool, came in second.
Robert Lewandowski, who is currently a member of the Barcelona team, received a second nomination for his 48 goals in 44 games last season, which was more than he managed in his 44 outings for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and Champions League combined. He finished fourth. Sebastien Haller, a striker for Borussia Dortmund, finished 13th following a successful season at Ajax in 2021–2022.
Together with his teammate Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva of Manchester City placed 22nd overall. Joao Cancelo tied for 25th place. Riyad Mahrez came in at number 12, Kevin de Bruyne came in third, and newly acquired Erling Haaland came in at number ten.
Dusan Vlahovic, a Juventus player who began the season at Fiorentina before joining Juventus in January, reached the shortlist. He came in joint 17th place.