Karim Benzema, born on December 19, 1987 in Lyon, France, has dual French and Algerian nationality, a French football player, and plays as a striker (center) on the field, currently playing for Real Madrid Football Club in La Liga.
Benzema made his career at Lyon Football Club in Ligue 1. At the age of 17, he played for the Lyon first team and became the youngest Frenchman to score in the Champions League at the age of 17 years and 352 days. In the summer of 2009, Benzema moved from Lyon to Real Madrid for a transfer fee of 35 million euros. On December 11, 2011, Benzema broke the Barcelona goal in the opening 21 seconds, creating the fastest scoring record in the Spanish national derby. On February 16, 2017, Benzema scored his 51st goal in the Champions League against Naples in the Champions League 1/8 final, becoming the Frenchman with the most goals in the Champions League. On May 27, 2018, Benzema opened the scoring for the team in the Champions League final against Real Madrid against Liverpool, becoming the first French player to score in the Champions League final after Zinedine Zidane, and finally helped Real Madrid achieve Champions League three-peat. In terms of the national team, in 2004, Benzema led the French national youth team to win the U17 European Youth Championship. In 2014, Benzema led France to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil.
Karim Benzema, the French striker is considered talented and a rare talent. With excellent dribbling skills and ghostly shots, when a well-formed Benzema appears in the opponent's penalty area, it is an unacceptable nightmare for the opponent's defender. Benzema is most famous for his excellent ball-making ability. As a striker, Benzema averages around 10 assists each season. In addition, in Real Madrid, Benzema has never been the first choice on the offensive end. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and others often play the role of terminator before them. Whether it was under Jose Mourinho or coached by Carlo Ancelotti, Benzema played more as a "pseudo-forward", constantly changing positions and pulling sides with his teammates. At the start of the game, drop back to midfield to connect. It is precisely because of his existence that Ronaldo can act as a free agent in the frontcourt with ease, and Bell can gain a wider running space behind the opponent's defender.
The Nike France 2020 home football shirt is predominantly dark blue with white logos. While this is to be expected, the way the France Euro 2020 home kit draws inspiration from the one worn by Zidane and Co. at the 1998 World Cup was not. A single red stripe runs across the chest of the France Euro 2020 home shirt, with several thinner royal blue ones placed everywhere else on the shirt. It's a modern reinterpretation of the iconic 1998 original, which in itself was already a tribute to the 1984 Euro shirt.
France’s new away kit is as elegant as it is edgy. The “flight white” look is presented in pure white from head to toe, the minimal design is garnished with blue detailing. Predominantly white, the Nike France 2020 away jersey introduces a very clean look to accompany the retro-inspired away.
A stripe in the colors of the French flag is placed on both sides of the Nike France Euro 2020 away jersey.The motto of the French Republic - “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” - is printed on the inner neck of the France 2020 away (and home) shirts.
“With the away, the ‘flight white’ look really resonated with the players, and while numerous countries share the red, white and blue palette, only France will don white on white in Nike’s 2020 federation kits,” says Scott Munson, VP, Nike Football Apparel.