2022 Ballon d’Or Voting : Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema won the 2022 Ballon d’Or with 549 votes whilst runner-up Sadio Mane had 193 votes.
Benzema thus clinched his first ever Ballon d’Or with 356 votes more than his closest challenger Mane.
The voting format at the Ballon d’Or saw 100 journalists from FIFA’s top 100 nations select their top five from the 30-man shortlist.
The players on each jury member’s list were awarded points, as follows:
First: Six points
Second: Four points
Third: Three points
Fourth: Two points
Fifth: One point
The former Liverpool winger who moved to Bayern Munich in the summer won the 2022 African Footballer of the Year award after helping Senegal win their first ever AFCON title.
BALLON D’OR 2022 VOTING – TOP 10
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Mane was awarded 193 votes for his success with Senegal and Liverpool last season.
He scored the winning spot kick in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations against Egypt, and did so again in the play-off to secure qualification for the Qatar World Cup, which begins on November 20.
He also played a key role in Liverpool’s near-historic quadruple where they won the League Cup, FA Cup and just missed out on the Premier League and Champions League titles.
Kevin De Bruyne pipped Robert Lewandowski by five votes to take third, whilst Mohamed Salah was fifth.
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