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  • Updated: August 25, 2022

UEFA Awards: Ancelotti, Benzema Win Men's Coach, Player Of The Year

Following the conclusion of the Champions League draw for the 2022-23 season, the European body moved to the awards for the 2021-22 season.

Men's Coach of the Year (Carlo Ancelotti -- Real Madrid)

First was Carlo Ancelotti who claimed the UEFA Men's coach award after guiding Real Madrid to La Liga, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.

Ancelotti pipped the award from Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

On the stage, Ancelotti gave special regard to his players, club, and families. The Italian tactician even mentioned the names of his grandchildren who he all believed helped him to achieve the feat.

He also commented on Karim Benzema, saying "everyone is happy to have Karim in the squad".

He further talked about his relationship with Karim Benzema, calling the Frenchman his "friend" and the relationship he has built with his player.

Next is Alex Putellas, Barcelona femeni player who claimed the award.

The Spanish midfielder who wears No. 11 at Barca stepped on the stage to claim her accolade beside UEFA President  Aleksander Ceferin.

UEFA Men's Award -- Karim Benzema -- Real Madrid

Karim Benzema won the UEFA Player of the year award after an incredible season with Real Madrid where he scored 15 goals and claimed the Champions League and La Liga trophy.

He pipped the trophy from fellow teammates Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne.

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UEFA Champions League 2021/2022 TABLE

UEFA Champions League
No Teams P Pts
1 Liverpool 13 28
2 Atletico Madrid 9 11
3 FC Porto 6 5
4 AC Milan 6 4
No Teams P Pts
1 AFC Ajax 7 18
2 Sporting CP 6 9
3 Borussia Dortmund 6 9
4 Besiktas 6 0
No Teams P Pts
1 Real Madrid 11 24
2 Inter Milan 6 10
3 Sheriff FC 6 7
4 Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2
No Teams P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 8 19
2 Benfica 11 12
3 Barcelona 6 7
4 FC Dynamo Kyiv 6 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Villarreal 16 17
2 Manchester United 7 11
3 Atalanta 6 6
4 Young Boys 6 5
No Teams P Pts
1 Lille OSC 11 11
2 FC Red Bull Salzburg 6 10
3 Sevilla 6 6
4 VfL Wolfsburg 6 5
No Teams P Pts
1 Chelsea 13 19
2 Juventus 12 15
3 F.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 5
4 Malmo FF 6 1
Full Table

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