For the fourth year in a row, Karim Benzema was voted best French footballer playing abroad on Sunday at the UNFP Trophies ceremony. The Real Madrid striker was one of five finalists along with teammate Eduardo Camavinga, but also Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan) and Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt). No Antoine Griezmann, and it annoys his little brother Theo.
Who is him?", Theo Griezmann ironically asked the UNFP by publishing a photo of his brother, striker of Atlético de Madrid. As an entity, however, the UNFP has nothing to do with it. It is stated, in its regulations, that "it is the professional footballers who elect, division by division, the best of them" and that "the announcement of the nominees is made by the UNFP by putting the five nominees forward, in order to "increase the pressure"".
In other words, Griezmann did not finish in the top 5 player votes. Aged 32, the vice-captain of the Blues comes out of a season with 47 games, 16 goals and 16 assists in all competitions with Atlético.