Benjamin Jacques Marcel Pavard was born on the 28th of March 1996, and he is a French professional footballer who plays as a right back for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the France national team. Although usually deployed as a right-back, he is also capable of playing as a centre-back.
Benjamin Jacques Marcel Pavard who was born in Maubeuge, Nord, near the Belgian border, first played with his hometown club in Jeumont, where former France international striker Jean-Pierre Papin also began his career.
The French international joined Lille’s academy at the age of nine. Benjamin Pavard made his Ligue 1 debut on 31 January 2015 against FC Nantes, playing the full game in a 1–1 away draw. Statistics has it that he made 21 league appearances across two seasons for Lille, before leaving the club in 2016.
Pavard moved to VfB Stuttgart on the 30th of August 2016, signing a four-year contract. The young star made his debut in the 2. Bundesliga on 3 October, scoring in a 4–0 home win over SpVgg Greuther Fürth. He played 21 games and his team ended the season as league champions.
Statistics show that Pavard was one of only four players to feature in every single second of the 2017–18 Bundesliga season. The defender played in several positions, namely right-back, centre-back, defensive midfielder and right wing, but after the appointment of Tayfun Korkut as a manager in January 2018 he was exclusively a centre back; the team conceded 10 goals in their last 14 games as they went from near the relegation places to finish 7th, only just missing out on a UEFA Europa League place.
Bayern Munich confirmed Pavard would join the club for the 2019–20 season on the 9th of January 2019, signing a five-year contract lasting until 30 June 2024.
Benjamin Jacques Marcel Pavard made his competitive debut on 3 August in a 2–0 defeat in the 2019 DFL-Supercup against Borussia Dortmund, as an 80th-minute substitute for Thiago Alcântara. On the 31st of August, he scored his first goal for the club to equalise in a 6–1 home win over Mainz 05. Pavard scored Bayern’s only goal in a 1–0 win against Tigres UANL in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup Final on the 11th of February 2021, as the club won its sixth trophy in a year.
The French-born defender, Pavard was selected by France’s head coach Didier Deschamps for the friendly matches against Wales and Germany on the 6th of November 2017. The young star made his debut against the Welsh on 10 November in a 2–0 win at the Stade de France, replacing Christophe Jallet at halftime.
Again, he was called up to the 23-man French squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on the 17th of May 2018. Then on the 16th of June, Pavard made his World Cup debut in a 2–1 victory over Australia. The defender scored his first international goal on the 30th of June, a half-volley from outside the penalty area, in a 4–3 victory over Argentina in the World Cup’s round of 16. As a matter of fact, the goal was later voted as goal of the tournament and nominated for the Puskas Award of the year. The Bavarian defender also became the first French defender to score a goal in the World Cup since Lilian Thuram scored against Croatia in the 1998 semi-final. The 26-year old won the World Cup, after starting all of France’s games except for their last group match against Denmark.
At UEFA Euro 2020, Pavard suffered a head injury in France’s opening 1–0 win over Germany, but continued playing. He said after the game that he felt “a little knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds”. This appeared to break UEFA’s protocol that a player showing signs of concussion should be withdrawn from the match, whether or not he or the manager agreed with it. After analysing reports by the French team’s doctors, UEFA concluded that Pavard never lost consciousness and it was right for him to play on.
Benjamin Pavard suffered a head injury in France’s opening 1–0 win over Germany at UEFA Euro 2020, but continued playing. The defender said after the game that he felt “a little knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds”. This appeared to break UEFA’s protocol that a player showing signs of concussion should be withdrawn from the match, whether or not he or the manager agreed with it. However, it was noted that after analysing reports by the French team’s doctors, UEFA concluded that Pavard never lost consciousness and it was right for him to play on.
Benjamin Pavard’s Salary
According to footballarroyo reports, Benjamin Pavard’s salary at PSG is more than 1Million euros per year.
Pavard Net Worth
As per the Forbes update, it is claimed that Benjamin Pavard’s net worth is estimated to be 7 million euros.
2. Bundesliga: 2016–17
Bundesliga: 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
DFL-Supercup: 2020, 2021
UEFA Champions League: 2019–20
UEFA Super Cup: 2020
FIFA Club World Cup: 2020
FIFA World Cup: 2018
UEFA Nations League: 2020–21
FIFA World Cup Goal of the Tournament: 2018
UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2019
kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2019–20
Knight of the Legion of Honour: 2018