Real Madrid CF striker Karim Mostafa Benzema (France) was awarded the ‘UEFA Men’s
Player of the Year 2021/22’ title and Alexia Putellas Segura (Spain) was awarded the “UEFA Women’s Player of the Year 2021/2022 ’ title.
The 2021/2022 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) award ceremony, hosted by Turkish Football Federation, was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 25th August 2022.


  • Karim Mostafa Benzema, is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Real Madrid and the France national team.
  • Alexia Putellas Segura, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Primera Division club Barcelona, whom she captains, and the Spain national team.
  • since 1998, the UEFA President’s award has also acknowledged an outstanding individual or group achievement, whose impact transcends the game.

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