Karim Benzema, Alexia Putellas win UEFA best player awards
Karim Benzema and Alexia Putelas have won the UEFA Best Player Awards in the men's and women's categories respectively.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Karim Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and as a striker for the France national team.
Alexia Putelas is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Barcelona club, and captains the Spain national team.
Benzema scored 15 goals in the Champions League for Real Madrid and was instrumental in their 14th European title.
With this award he has also strengthened his claim for the Ballon d'Or award to be given in October.
Alicia Putellas has been voted the best female footballer for the second time in a row.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Angelotti has been named the best coach in the men's category.
In the women's section, England's Sarina Wigman has been adjudged the best coach.
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