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PHOTO GALLERY: Benzema, Putellas lit Ballon d'Or 2022 ceremony




Manchester City s Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne (L) and his wife Michele Lacroix pose upon arrival to attend the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022.

Bayern s Senegalese forward Sadio Mane poses upon arrival to attend the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022.

Ivorian former football player and evening host Didier Drogba (L) and French-British journalist and evening host Sandy Heribert pose upon arrival to attend the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022.

French former forward football player Zinedine Zidane poses upon arrival to attend the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performs on stage during the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022.

Barcelona s Spanish midfielder Gavi receives the Kopa Trophy for best under-21 player from Brazilian former football forward Ronaldo the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022.

Bayern s Senegalese forward Sadio Mane (R) receives the Socrates Trophy for most involved player in societal and charitable projects from French-Brazilian former football player Rai the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022.

FC Barcelona s Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas receives her second Woman Ballon d Or award during the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022.

Ukrainian former football player Andriy Shevchenko speaks before giving the Woman Ballon d Or award during the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022.

Paris Saint-Germain s French forward Kylian Mbappe poses upon arrival to attend the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022

Real Madrid s Karim Benzema poses for a picture prior the 66th Ballon d Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.

Bayern Munich s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski receives for the second time the Gerd Muller Trophy for best striker during the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022

Real Madrid s Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (L) receives the Yashin Trophy for best goalkeeper from Dortmund s Ivorian forward Sebastien Haller during the 2022 Ballon d Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 17, 2022.

Former soccer star Luis Figo presents the Club of the Year Award during the 66th Ballon d Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022
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Real Madrid s Karim Benzema celebrates after winning the 2022 Ballon d Or trophy during the 66th Ballon d Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.