The World Cup may be over… but we here at Frenchly can’t stop thinking about Benjamin Pavard — defender on Les Bleus — #2 on the field and #1 in our hearts. Here’s proof that he’d make a wonderful boyfriend.
Reason #1 — He rises to the occasion
Did you see him score against Argentina? Come on — defenders aren’t even supposed to score, and a kick from that far away is more than impressive.
Pavard’s goal is best appreciated from this angle pic.twitter.com/zR7xmzP0fl
— Jake. (@YedIin) June 30, 2018
Reason #2 — He’s that guy that everybody loves.
His fans even made a song about him.
Reason #3 – He’s a family man
He credits all of his success to his supportive family. What can we say? We love a guy who loves his parents.
Merci à tous pour votre soutien 🙏 Cette photo représente l’un de mes plus beaux souvenir en 2017. Jamais sans mes parents ❤. Merci pour tous les sacrifices et tous les kilomètres que vous faites pour moi. Merci 1000 fois! 2018 👀 #BP21 🤙🏼 Thank you all for your support 🙏 this picture represent my best moment in 2017. Never without my parents ❤ Thanks for all the sacrifices you did for me. Thanks 1000 times ! 2018 👀 #BP21 🤙🏼
Reason #4 — You’ll never get tired of his laugh
We can’t stop watching this adorable clip of him losing it in an interview. He seriously cannot stop laughing while being asked about his own success.
Reason #5 — He’s sensitive
In an interview regarding his selection to be the defender for Les Bleus, he said, “I’m not going to lie to you, I cried.” We love his candor, and we’ll let him cry on our shoulders any day. (Try not to get emotional while watching him tear up when his parents tell him that they’re proud.)
Reason #6 — He’s humble
Holding a World Cup title at the age of 22, he’s got a lot to brag about, but he’s managed to stay humble. In an interview, he states, “I haven’t forgotten where I came from.” His visit to his hometown Jeumont serves as proof.
Reason #7 — He’s just all around adorable
All jokes aside, Benjamin Pavard just has that all around nice guy vibe. He’s got great hair, a nice smile, and exudes take-him-home-to meet-your-mom energy. Plus, we’re suckers for a French accent. On a Benjamin Pavard!