Karim Benzema, Alexia Putellas win UEFA best player awards

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Karim Benzema and Alexia Putelas have won the UEFA Best Player Awards in the men's and women's categories respectively.


  • 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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