Stephen Dunmoye

Real Madrid talisman, Karim Benzema has been crowned as Uefa’s Men Player of the Year for his ludicrous goal-scoring exploits, both domestically and in Europe over the course of last season.

The Frenchman was a worthy winner of the award for multiple reasons, including his stunning 15-goal haul across last term’s Champions League campaign.

The forward played a vital role in Los Blancos’ triumphant run that saw them through, to lift the trophy for the 14th time.

Also, England manager Sarina Wiegman has been rewarded for her incredible achievements as she won the UEFA’s Women’s Coach of the Year.

The Dutch boss led the Lionesses to an historic Euro 2022 triumph, where they overcame Germany in a nerve-racking final at Wembley.

Wiegman has been rewarded for overseeing that triumph by scooping the Women’s Coach of the Year award. She was confirmed as the winner at the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday, ahead Premier League sides Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Similarly, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was named the men’s Coach of the Year.

In his words, “What a night. The last 16, the quarter-final, the semi-final. First of all, I have the chance to thanks a lot of people: my players, my club, my stuff. I have to say thanks to our supporters, to my president [Florentino Perez]. I cannot forget anyone – my family, my wife. My son and my sister.”