- Karim Benzema scored staggering 21 goals at the just concluded La Liga season
- The Real Madrid striker has been voted La Liga's best player of the season by fans
- Benzema edges Lionel Messi at the poll despite the Argentine winning the Pichichi with 25 goals
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Karim Benzema has been voted the best player of the just concluded La Liga season according to fans as the Frenchman scored 21 goals to help Real Madrid win their first title in three years.
And the Frenchman picked up 37% of the vote compared to Messi’s 31% despite that the Argentine the season with the Pichichi trophy after his 25 goals, while he also registered 21 assists.
Those 21 assists broke a La Liga record which had previously been set by former teammate Xavi.
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Messi might have missed the chance to win the La Liga title for the third consecutive time this season, but he didn't miss the opportunity to break yet another record.
The 33-year-old inspired the Catalans to a 5-0 victory in their last game of the campaign, scoring twice and assisting one of the goals that helped them finished on a high.
Here were the results of the other votes:
Best signing: Lucas Ocampo
Worst signing: Luka Jovic
Best U21 player: Martin Odegaard
Best Spaniard: Sergio Ramos
Best manager: Zinedine Zidane
Biggest revelation: Granada
Biggest disappointment: Valencia
Best goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Best defender: Sergio Ramos
Best midfielder: Casemiro
Best striker: Karim Benzema
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's brace were all Juventus needed to overcome stubborn Lazio in their 2-1 win at the Allianz Stadium.
The 35-year-old handed the Old Lady the lead through the spot in the 51st minute after his initial shot was blocked just at the edge of the danger zone.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo set some strange records after the match after becoming the third player to score 30 goals in the Serie A in the last 60 years.
He matched the records set by Luca Toni and Gonzalo Higuain while Immobile also joined the party with the spot-kick that helped increase his tally to 30 goals this campaign.
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