Virgil van Dijk is the World Team Player of the Year. Visitors to this site have chosen the Dutch defender between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe among others. Karim Benzema, winner of the Ballon d’Or, is missing from the list of candidates of about 8,000 voters.
He has been absent for a year. With a serious injury that has kept him out for most of the time in 2021, he has been missing out Virgil Van Dyke Last year on the World Team of the Year. But now he’s back at it. Fifty-two percent of AD readers voted for the Liverpool central defender, who has seen World Cup winners Josko Gvardiol of Croatia and RB Leipzig, among others, battle for the title of ‘Left Central Defender of the Year’.
Thus, Van Dijk is the only Dutchman in Milady’s national team of the year, who is “coached” by the national coach of Argentina. Lionel Scaloni Because of the world title he won with Argentina, he was narrowly favored over Carlo Ancelotti, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid.
The Real Madrid goalkeeper made the choice. Thibaut Courtois Despite a mediocre World Cup performance with Belgium, he was widely favored by Emiliano Martinez, the Argentine champion and Aston Villa goalkeeper. Forty percent of the electorate chose Courtois, and twenty for Martinez.
Performances at the World Cup undoubtedly played an important role in choosing the best right-back of 2022. Because that was Ashraf Hakimi with force majeure. The Moroccan from Paris Saint-Germain led the biggest surprise at the World Cup finals in Qatar, with 67 percent of the vote, which put him ahead of England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kyle Walker.
In addition to Van Dijk at the heart of the defense is the Manchester City defender Robin Dias. He narrowly defeated Raphael Varane (Manchester United) and Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid). in the back left Theo Hernandez. The Frenchman became the champion of Italy this year with AC Milan and reached the World Cup final. That earned him 39 percent of the vote, seven percent more than Joao Cancelo’s return to Manchester City.
The only Brazilian in the AD World Team of the Year is a defensive midfielder. Casemiro, who moved from Real Madrid to Manchester United for more than seventy million last summer, received more votes than Bayern Munich player Joshua Kimmich. Casemiro in midfield between Kevin De Bruyne And the Luka Modric in a. The Belgian from Manchester City and the Croatian from Real Madrid got the majority of votes for their positions.
But the superiority of the right wing was greater. Lionel Messi He got no less than 74 percent of the votes after his great success in the World Cup. The Argentine was of course the center of attention in the final months of the year by winning the World Championships in Qatar. As a result, the AD reader couldn’t get around it.
Obviously they can be overlooked is the winner of the Ballon d’Or in 2022. Karim Benzema did not make it to the World Team of the Year. Erling Halland Preferably during peak hours. The 22-year-old Norwegian, who moved to Manchester City for 60 million, makes a huge impression on his new club, where he also scores more goals than in the Premier League.
The team is already complete Kylian Mbappe, which received the most votes out of all the candidates. The Frenchman was named by 93 per cent of readers as the best left-wing striker of 2022. The lightning-fast Paris Saint-Germain forward thus kept Vinicius Jr. and Sadio Mane behind, among others.
This makes France and Belgium the two countries to have two players in the Team of the Year. Which also consists of Moroccan, Portuguese, Brazilian, Croatian, Argentinian, Norwegian and, with Van Dijk, also Dutch.
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