Karim Benzema decked out in gold in tribute to Bernabeu.

The Estadio Santiago Bernabeu was washed in gold with 60,000 bulletins in recognition for his Ballon d'Or champ, Karim Benzema, who took to the pitch to get the honor that guarantees him as the best player on the planet.

The Genuine Madrid skipper, who was sidelined because of a muscle issue, didn't have any desire to miss his date with fans subsequent to getting the sought after grant on Monday.

Fans in the arena, in the downpour, raised their brilliant cards and gave Benzema a thunderous applause and recited "Ballon d'Or, Karim, Ballon d'Or", a popular serenade at the Bernabeu when .

the Frenchman was in the running for the award. The pennant in the south stand that read, "Glad for Courtois and Karim", likewise carried a gleam to the arena.

The accolade was just dynamite, as it was Modric and Zinedine Zidane who gave the French star the prize.

The connection between Florentino Perez and the previous Genuine Madrid mentor has additionally recuperated, which is uplifting news for the club and fans.