Who would be a better candidate for the top scorer award than the man who achieved exactly that last season?
Karim Benzema had a stunning 2021/22 campaign for Real Madrid, with the Frenchman scoring 27 league goals to get his hands on the Pichichi award for the first time ever. Benzema also contributed 15 goals in Madrid’s successful Champions League campaign, ensuring Los Blancos ended their season with the two trophies that their demanding fanbase covets the most.
Benzema had long been overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo as Madrid’s main man, but ever since the Portuguese departed the club, Benzema has stepped up to become Madrid’s best player – the Frenchman has scored at least 20 goals in every league campaign since Ronaldo left for Italy in 2018.
With these ever-improving figures and considering the impressive season that he has just had, it would be no surprise to see Benzema crowned top scorer in 22/23.