The Ballon d'Or 2022 rankings have been finalised, with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema scooping up the men's prize and Barcelona's Alexia Putellas winning the women's award.
Benzema was the runaway Ballon d'Or favourite, after spearheading Real Madrid's successful Champions League campaign.
Previous winners Cristiano Ronaldo placed 17th in the list, with 2018 winner Luka Modric coming in ninth, while record holder of the gong Lionel Messi did not even make the shortlist for the first time since 2005.
Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah were other names in the mix for the prize this year, but no one was able to pry the award away from Benzema, who was superlative for club and country – meaning he will play a key part in the France World Cup 2022 squad.
If you're looking to understand why Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d'Or, we've got you covered.
Spain star Putellas became the first player to win the Ballon d'Or Feminin in successive years when she claimed the 2022 award.
Ballon d'Or 2022 rankings: The full men's list revealed
=25. Darwin Nunez (Liverpool and Uruguay)
=25. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig and France)
=25. Joao Cancelo (Manchester City and Portugal)
=25. Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid and Germany)
=25. Mike Maignan (AC Milan and France)
=25. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich and Germany)
=22. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City and Portugal)
=22. Phil Foden (Manchester City and England)
=22. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool and England)
21. Harry Kane (Tottenham and England)
20. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United and Portugal)
=17. Luis Diaz (Liverpool and Colombia)
=17. Casemiro (Manchester United and Brazil)
16. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands)
=14. Rafael Leao (AC Milan and Portugal)
=14. Fabinho (Liverpool and Brazil)
13. Sebastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund and Ivory Coast)
12. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City and Algeria)
11. Son Heung-min (Tottenham and South Korea)
10. Erling Haaland (Manchester City and Norway)
9. Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia)
8. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid and Brazil)
7. Thibaut Courtis (Real Madrid and Belgium)
6. Kylian Mbappe (PSG and France)
5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt)
4. Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona and Poland)
3. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium)
2. Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich and Senegal)
1. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid and France)
Ballon d'Or Feminin 2022 result
Barcelona and Spain's Alexia Putellas picked up the 2022 Ballon d'Or Feminin award for best women's footballer in the world for the second year running.
Ballon d'Or Feminin 2022 rankings: The full women's list revealed
- 20. Kadidiatou Diani (Paris Saint-Germain)
- 19. Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona)
- 18. Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit)
- 17. Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG)
- 16. Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona)
- 15. Millie Bright (Chelsea)
- 14. Selma Bacha (Lyon)
- 13. Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave)
- 12. Christiane Endler (Lyon)
- 11. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
- 10. Lucy Bronze (Barcelona)
- 9. Catarina Macario (Lyon)
- 8. Wendie Renard (Lyon)
- 7. Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)
- 6. Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg)
- 5. Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona)
- 4. Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg)
- 3. Sam Kerr (Chelsea)
- 2. Beth Mead (Arsenal)
- 1. Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)
Kopa trophy 2022 result
Yashin Trophy 2022 result
Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois was awarded the Yashin Trophy for world's best goalkeeper, after an impressive campaign that included a player of the match award in the Champions League final against Liverpool.
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Conor Pope is the former Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content. He plays football regularly, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.
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