Facts of Olivier Giroud

Who is Olivier Giroud?

Olivier Giroud is a football player who represents French national team. Currently, he plays for English Premier League side Chelsea as a striker. During his time at Tours and Montpellier, he was the top goal scorer with 21 goals.

Previously, he played for Arsenal where he won FA Cup thrice in 2013–14, 2014–15, and 2016–17 season. Furthermore, he scored a total of 105 goals in 253 games for the club.

In 2018, he moved to Chelsea from Arsenal. During the 2016 UEFA Euro 2016, he was the joint second-highest goalscorer of the tournament winning the Bronze Boot.

Olivier Giroud: Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Olivier was born on September 30, 1986, in Chambéry, Savoie, France. Talking about his nationality, he is French and his ethnicity is Italian and French. He has a brother, Romain Giroud.

From the beginning of his childhood, he had a keen interest in football and also began to learn from the very early age.

There is not any information regarding his family background. Moving towards his education, there is not any information regarding his educational background.

Olivier Giroud: Career, Net Worth, and Awards

Olivier began his football career at Grenoble’s youth academy. At the age of 21, he signed his first professional contract. He played for three seasons for the club scoring two goals in 23 matches. In 2007, he moved to Istres on loan where he netted 14 goals in 33 matches. On 28 May 2008, Giroud signed a three-year deal with Ligue 2 club Tours.

In the 2009-2010 season, he scored 21 goals and became the top goal scorer. On 1 July 2010, he signed with Montpellier. He made his debut for the club on 29 July in the first leg of Montpellier’s UEFA Europa League third qualifying round with Hungarian club Győri ETO. Furthermore, he scored his debut goal in a 1–0 away win against Valenciennes.

Moreover, he again repeats the same performance while he was at Tours. He netted 21 goals for Montpellier in the 2011-12 season. After his consistency performance, Arsene Wenger signed him to Arsenal on a long-term contract worth around €12.4 million.

He scored his first goal for the club in a 6–1 win against Coventry City in the League Cup. During his career at Arsenal, he won FA Cup thrice in 2013–14, 2014–15, and 2016–17 season. Furthermore, he scored a total of 105 goals in 253 games for the club. Back on 1 January 2017, Giroud smashed a scorpion kick in a 2–0 victory against Crystal Palace which later won the FIFA Puskás Award for the goal of the year. Besides this, he shared the pitch along with Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and a few more star players.

In the 2017 FA Cup Final against Chelsea at Wembley, Olivier Giroud scored after coming as a substitute. Later, he assisted Aaron Ramsey to score the winning goal. As a result, Arsenal life the trophy for the record-breaking 13th time. Giroud completed his 100th goal for Arsenal on 28 September 2017 during Arsenal’s Europa League group game away to BATE Borisov.

At the end of the deadline, he signed an 18-month contract with Chelsea for an undisclosed fee. Additionally, he made his debut for Chelsea against Watford. Furthermore, he scored his first goal for Chelsea in the 4–0 home win in the FA Cup fifth round against Hull City. Olivier came as a substitute to scored twice where Chelsea thrashed Southampton 3–2 at St Mary’s Stadium.

Moving towards his international career, he has netted 30 goals in 71 matches. During the 2016 UEFA Euro 2016, he was the joint second-highest goalscorer of the tournament winning the Bronze Boot. He was the part of the national team when France reached the quarter-finals at UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In addition, he also played a vital role in the UEFA Euro 2016 where France reached in the final.

Being a successful and widely popular football star, he earns a massive amount of money from his profession. As per the 2012 stats, he pockets 3.12 million GBP. Currently, he has a net worth of millions of dollars and various endorsements as well.

So far, Giroud has won the Bronze Boot in the UEFA Euro 2016. Furthermore, the French international also won the FIFA Puskas Award for his scorpion kick against Crystal Palace.

Rumors and Controversy

Once, Giroud came into the headline after model Celia Kay took a picture of Giroud in his hotel room wearing just underwear. However, he later apologized to his family, wife, fans, and his team. Back in 2017, there was a huge rumor regarding his transfer from Arsenal to Everton. However, he ended up with a move to Chelsea.

Body Measurements

Olivier has a height of 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 88 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of attractive blue eyes and brown hair. Apart from that, there is not any information regarding his other body measurements.

Social Media Profile

Giroud is quite active on social media such as Twitter and Facebook and Instagram account. Currently, he has more than 2.38 million followers on Twitter and almost 2.4 million followers on Facebook. He has over 71.8k followers on the Instagram account.

Also, read a biography of a professional footballer who represents France National Team Kylian Mbappe.

References: (dailymail.co.uk)

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