Happy Birthday, Karim | Here Is Benzema's Outstanding Boot History

Karim Benzema was crowned 2016 FIFA Club World Cup champion on the day ahead of his 29th birthday. We take a look at the boots worn by a player who played for two clubs in his professional career wearing boots from two brands.

Benzema Starts Career Wearing Nike Boots

Benzema, a product of Olympique Lyon's youth system, is well-known as Adidas cover star today. But he made his first steps as professional not with cleats from the Three Stripes, but laced in Nike Mercurial Vapor soccer boots from 2004 until 2007, when he joined Adidas and switched to the Adidas +F50.7 Tunit.

However, he seemed to be not happy with Adidas interchangeable football boot and therefore made the switch to the Adidas Adipure soccer boot in 2008.

Benzema Switches Back From Adipure to Adidas F50 Adizero Boots

Karim Benzema used Adidas' Adipure boots in his first years at Real Madrid.

Benzema was not included in France's 2010 World Cup squad, which gave him enough time to get used to a totally different boot than the Adidas Adipure comfort boots, the Adidas F50 Adizero. He came back from the summer break wearing the stunning yellow and black Adidas Adizero, and should use no other boot in the next five years.

Adidas X Switch

Karim Benzema laced up in Adidas F50 Adizero soccer boots until Summer 2015.

When Adidas launched the all-new Adidas X silo in 2015, Karim Benzema made the logical switch from the Adidas F50 Adizero to the Adidas X silo, of which he also became a cover athlete. He currently laces up in the last-gen Adidas X 15 SL boots, while he also used the current-gen version of Adidas' chaos football boot in several matches this season.

Did you knew that Karim Benzema has already laced up in so many different boots? Let us know in the comments below.