This article will tell you about the career highlights of French footballer Benjamin Pavard
Benjamin Pavard is a French professional footballer who currently plays as a centre-back or right-back for German club Bayern Munich and the France national team. He was born on March 28, 1996, in Maubeuge, France.
Pavard began his football career at the age of six with the youth academy of Jeumont before moving to the academy of Lille. He spent six years at Lille before moving to Metz in 2016.
He made his professional debut for Metz in Ligue 1 on August 13, 2016, in a 3-2 loss to PSG. He played 28 league matches for the club in his debut season, helping them secure promotion to the top-flight.
After just one season at Metz, Pavard signed for German club VfB Stuttgart in 2017 for a reported fee of €5 million. He quickly established himself as a key player for the club and helped them avoid relegation in his debut season.
In his second season, he played a key role in their promotion to the Bundesliga and was named in the league’s Team of the Season.
Pavard’s performances for Stuttgart caught the eye of the French national team coach Didier Deschamps, and he made his debut for Les Bleus in November 2017.
He was a surprise inclusion in the French squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and played a crucial role in their triumph. He started all seven matches and scoring a stunning goal in the Round of 16 match against Argentina, which was later voted as the tournament’s best goal. Pavard’s performances earned him the tournament’s Best Young Player award.
Following his impressive World Cup campaign, Pavard attracted interest from several top European clubs, but it was German giants Bayern Munich who secured his services in 2019 for a reported fee of €35 million.
Career At Bayern Munich
Benjamin made his debut for the club in the German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund and went on to establish himself as a regular starter in the team.
In his first season at Bayern, Pavard won the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal, as well as the UEFA Champions League, where he played a key role in the team’s success.
He played in all 11 matches of the competition and helped Bayern keep clean sheets in the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final.
Pavard continued his impressive form for Bayern in the 2020-21 season, where he played a key role in the team’s successful defence of the Bundesliga title. He also helped Bayern reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they were knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain.
Pavard’s versatility and solid defensive performances have made him an important player for the French national team. He played a key role in their successful UEFA Nations League campaign in 2020-21 and was named in the Team of the Tournament.
He also played in all three of France’s matches in the UEFA Euro 2020, where they were knocked out in the Round of 16 by Switzerland.
In summary, Benjamin Pavard has had a remarkable career so far, winning the World Cup, Champions League, and several domestic titles with Bayern Munich.
He is also an important player for the French national team and has been recognized for his performances with individual awards. At just 26 years old, he has a bright future ahead of him and is expected to continue to play a key role for both club and country.