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Karim Benzema named the footballer of year at UEFA ceremony in Istambul

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Real Madrid striker has been awarded the footballer of the year by the Footballing bodies at the on Thursday during the UEFA ceremony in Instanbul, Turkey.

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For the defending champions Real Madrid, they have been drawn in Group F, alongside RB Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic.

Carlo Ancelotti was also handed the prestigious Coach of the Year title, capping off an excellent evening for Los Blancos.

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However, that was not the end of the story as several other Real Madrid players were handed major accolades, including Vinicius Junior.

The young forward was given the Young Player of the Season title after starring in Real Madrid’s Champions League triumph last season, scoring four goals and providing seven assists.

Other than that, UEFA also announced its Team of the Season, featuring no less than five Real Madrid players, which state that results were about the same.

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The XI features goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, along with Benzema and Vinicius. Luka Modric is the other player to feature, along with new signing Antonio Rudiger, who had been the lynchpin for the Chelsea defence despite the Blues’ early elimination from the UCL last season.

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