Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said he has no doubts that Karim Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d'Or, calling the France forward "the most efficient player in the world" after scoring in his team's 2-0 UEFA Super Cup win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Captain Benzema scored Madrid's second goal in the 65th minute -- after David Alaba had put them ahead with a first-half header -- to claim the first trophy of the season in Helsinki on Wednesday.
It was Benzema's 324th goal for Real Madrid, taking him above club legend Raul Gonzalez into second place in their list of all-time goal scorers, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo's 451.
"[Benzema] is a leader," Ancelotti told Movistar. "If we're here, it's partly because of him. He scored a lot of goals. Now for the Ballon d'Or... Are there any doubts? I don't think anyone has doubts about that."