Antoine Griezmann

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Antoine Griezmann
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Griezmann with France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Antoine Griezmann[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Mâcon, France
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Barcelona
Number 7
Youth career
1997–1999 Mâcon
1999–2005 Mâconnais
2005–2009 Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Real Sociedad 180 (46)
2014– Atlético Madrid 143 (79)
National team
2010 France U19 7 (3)
2011 France U20 8 (1)
2010–2012 France U21 10 (2)
2014– France 61 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:27, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:10, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Antoine Griezmann is a French professional football player. He plays for FC Barcelona and the French national team as a Forward.

He was a part of the French national team selection that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[3][4]

History[change | change source]

Real Sociedad[change | change source]

Griezmann played his first professional match with Real Sociedad on 2 September 2009 in a Copa del Rey match against Rayo Vallecano. He scored his first professional goal in a 2-0 win against Huesca.

Atletico Madrid[change | change source]

On 28 July 2014, Griezmann transferred to Atlético Madrid from Real Sociedad for a fee of 30 million Euros.[5][6] He scored his first goal for the club in a game against Olympiacos F.C.. They lost 3-2.

Griezmann scored twice in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final against Olympique de Marseille. Atletico won 3-0.[7] Barcelona offered him a contract in June 2018, but he declined the offer and stayed at Atletico for one more year. [8]

Barcelona[change | change source]

On 12 July 2019, Griezmann signed to FC Barcelona after they bought his 120 million euro buy-out clause. The transfer created a lot of controversy because experts claim Barcelona payed 80 million euros less than the actual release clause of 200 million.[9][10]

Personal Life[change | change source]

Griezmann got married to Erika Choperena on 15 June 2017. [11] They have two children: a daughter named Mia, born on 8 April 2016, and a son named Amaro, born on 8 April 2019.

Statistics[change | change source]

International[change | change source]

As of match played 17 November 2019
National Team Goals and Appearances by Year
Year Apps Goals
2014 14 5
2015 10 1
2016 15 8
2017 10 5
2018 18 7
2019 11 4
Total 78 30


References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: France" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 11. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. "Antoine Griezmann". EU-football.info. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. Farmery, Tom (2018-07-20). "Griezmann returns to Macon to celebrate France's World Cup win". Mail Online. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  4. "Why Griezmann was the real star of the show for France". inews.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  5. "Atletico Madrid agree deal for Griezmann". Eurosport. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  6. "Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid sign Real Sociedad winger". BBC Sport. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  7. Murray, Scott (2018-05-16). "Marseille 0-3 Atlético Madrid: 2018 Europa League final – as it happened". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  8. "Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward to stay at La Liga club". BBC Sport. 2018-06-14. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  9. "Griezmann 'very disappointed' with Atletico's 'attitude' after disputing fee". The Independent. 2019-07-14. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  10. Jones, Matt. "Antoine Griezmann Completes Barcelona Transfer from Atletico Madrid". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  11. hermesauto (2017-06-16). "Football: Hush hush as Antoine Griezmann weds the mother of his kid in secret in Toledo". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-06-01.