Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award after his stellar 2021/22 season.

Club teammate Thibaut Courtois - who was named man of the match for his heroics in May's Champions League final win over Liverpool - and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were named on the final shortlist. But the gong was awarded to Benzema at the draw for the 2022/23 Champions League group stage in Istanbul on Thursday.