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Karim Benzema pips Kylian Mbappe’s to France Player of the Year prize

Karim Benzema pips Kylian Mbappe’s to France Player of the Year prize

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Karim Benzema has ended Kylian Mbappe's mini-dominance of winning France Football's Player of the Year Award after the Real Madrid striker was given the prize for 2021. The 34-year-old had a spectacular year for both club and country which saw him net 38 goals for Los Blancos from January through to December, before earning a recall to the France squad where he shone in Euro 2020 and won the Nations League. But even though Mbappe became just the 20th player to score 50 or more goals in a calendar year since the turn of the century this year, it was Benzema who claimed one of the highest individual honours in France. © Provided by Daily Mail Karim Benzema (above) was named France Football's Player of the Year over Kylian Mbappe© Provided by Daily Mail Benzema (left) took the prize off Mb...